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Back to School Security Tips

by Waverly Wilde

Smart homes need smart security -- especially during back-to-school season!

Safety On Your Own Time

The kids are back at school, you are back at work, and summer is finally over. It means a lot of things, but it also means that your home is back to being empty most of the time.

That’s why you need a security system that can alert you when you actually need alerts, not whenever it feels like it. With Control4, for example, you can get safety notifications right on your Apple Watch. Safety alerts wherever you are, on your own schedule -- it’s so simple, yet makes such a difference.


A Door to Safety

Our own school days weren’t that long ago, and we can remember having to crawl in through the dog pen to get into the house after school hours before our parents got home. 

Long gone are those days, and good riddance. With ELAN, you can easily unlock the front door for your kids from your phone, and then relock it once they’ve made it safely inside. No more keys, no more worrying, and especially no more sneaking in through the dog pen. It’s a win for everybody involved.


Out With the Old, In With the New

Who else remembers putting timers on their lamps to make sure it looked like somebody was home all day? Making a house look not empty come school season is a trick, but luckily there’s a much smarter way of handling that now.

Control4’s Mockupancy app has you -- and your safety -- covered. It will alternate lights, shades, and your TV on and off, making it look like you are home even when you aren’t.

Back, Back, Back It Up

We’ve all had times when an important term paper was deleted right before the deadline -- and it probably taught you the importance of constantly saving and backing things up.

Shouldn’t that lesson apply to security footage, as well? We sure think so. And with Luma recorders, that’s exactly what you get: Secure local storage on hard drives that can hold months of footage. No need to worry about losing that security footage right when you need it.


Knock Knock, Video’s Here

HD video isn’t just for your TV anymore -- with a Ring Video Doorbell Elite you can have HD video and two-way talk, meaning that no matter where you are you can check who is knock, knock, knocking on your door.

There are a lot of things to think about when back-to-school season comes around, but the last thing you want to have to worry about is safety and security. Give us a call today and we’ll be glad to go through the basics of what a smart home security system can do for you -- or how your system can be better updated with the latest features and capabilities!