Can a Security Monitoring Company Protect Your Home While on Vacation?
You’re lying on the beach soaking up the sun. You get an alert on your phone that your burglar security alarm has been set off. Now, what are you supposed to do? Well, in the time that it took you to read the alert on your phone and start to panic, your local alarm monitoring companies will be calling you to make sure that it is not a false alarm. While they are talking with you and verifying that it is in fact not a false alarm they will be contacting your local dispatch center to send law enforcement to your residence. Once the officer arrives at your residence he will assess the situation. If the officer sees that there is no problem he/she will see if a keyholder is responding.
If no keyholder is responding then the officer will leave the residence. If a keyholder is responding depending on your local police department may stay at the residence until someone is able to respond so that the officer can check inside your residence. If there is some type of damage or disturbance when the officer shows up to your residence they will begin working on getting in contact with you or another keyholder to respond to the residence.
Here are a few quick home security tips to make leaving on vacation go a little smoother besides just pushing the arm button and leaving.
- Contact your security monitoring company and let them know the dates that you will be out of town.
- Make sure all the names and numbers on your contact list with your security monitoring company are up to date.
- Call your local police department and let them know that you will be going out of town. If it’s possible they will send extra security patrol around your home
- Make sure all windows and doors are locked and sensors are functioning properly.
- Enjoy your vacation!
Just doing these few simple things can make the difference in seconds when it comes to protecting your home.