3 Better Ways to Control Your Home… Away from Home

Thinking about automating your vacation home?

Have you already got the basics in second home automation, but want to see what else is out there?

At Valley Home Theater, we love staying on top of the latest home automation technology. We know one of the most useful ways to incorporate home automation into your life is by using it to secure your home away from home. Whether you have a vacation home in your favorite city, a cabin in the woods or a vacant rental property, automation can help you know all is well while you’re not there.

We’re taking a look at the most up-to-date automation ideas for your home away from home.

Speaking Surveillance Cameras

Maybe you’ve thought about installing cameras around your home away from home to watch the goings on outside the house. Maybe you already have cameras installed and you’re looking to upgrade. The latest in surveillance camera technology offers sound-triggered recording and the ability to speak to whomever (or whatever) is outside of your home from offsite. Talk about a good idea.

Life-Like Lighting

Worrying about whether or not you turned the right lights on the last time you left your home away from home or stressing about the porch light going out while you’re gone is never fun. The most up-to-date automated lighting kits come with the ability to turn your lights on and off from a distance, will keep them shining if the power goes out and will turn on when they sense the doorbell or the alarm. You can even set them to a turn on and off in a typical pattern so it appears people are living in the house to ward off burglars.

Smart Security

You don’t have to rack your brain trying to remember if you locked the door on your way out from your last vacation anymore. Installing a smart lock will allow you to ensure the security of your home from afar. The latest in lock technology will give you peace of mind when leaving and confidence when returning to your home away from home.

If keeping tabs on your second home is a source of stress in your life, it might be time to invest in automated technology to keep your property safe. If you’ve already installed a few systems but find them out of date now, don’t wait to update your technology and get back to focusing on what’s in front of you.

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