Home Security

4 Easy Home Security Tips to Improve Your Home’s Safety

Abode April 03, 2019

Your home was built to hold your family and your valuable belongings, but is your home prepared to protect them from unexpected emergencies? Improving your home’s security is easier than you think, and doesn’t require a significant investment of time or money. Home security systems are more affordable than ever before, and abode offers the most comprehensive DIY home security system on the market. With all-in-one security and wireless security system kits, and the option to add devices a la carte, abode makes it simple to implement these four methods of improving your home’s security today.

Show the trouble-makers who you’re working with.

Placing a decal in a front window or a sign in the yard with your security system’s name on it can be a big deterrent for trouble-makers. It lets them know your home is protected by an alarm system and is likely equipped with more sensors and security devices. With abode’s smart security solutions, you can protect your home with motion sensors, door alarms, security cameras, and more. Stickers with the abode logo are only $2 and a solar-powered yard sign is $24.

Leave a light on.

Lights send a message to potential intruders that you are home, even if you are not. This illusion can keep potential intruders from breaking in, so leaving one or two lights on when you aren’t home is a great way to increase security. If you’re worried about wasting energy, you can use the abode’s CUE home automation platform to schedule times for your lights to turn on and off automatically. For example, you can choose to have your kitchen lights turn on only after dark and off by 10PM.

Lock your doors automatically.

When you have an abode system and locks from our compatible device list, you can program your system to arm and doors to lock when you leave the house by using your phone’s location. Your system can also disarm the alarm and unlock your doors as you pull back into your driveway. This means convenience & peace of mind for you knowing that the alarm is armed and doors are locked without you having to lift a finger.

Stay in the know.

The abode Cam has night vision mode, pre-alarm recording, and is WiFi enabled for flexible placement within the home. In the event of an alarm, the camera automatically begins recording. The camera also delivers live feeds to your smartphone so you can check in on your home’s activity from anywhere at any time, taking the guesswork out of your home monitoring. By placing this camera in an entryway or garage, you can know instantly if your kids arrived home safely from school or if someone is on your property. That way, you can report any issues as soon as possible.

While some things are out of your control, your home’s security shouldn’t be one of them. These four easy steps combined with abode’s smart home security solutions enable you to be proactive about securing your home. Choose to protect and connect the things you love the most with abode.

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