Going on holiday is a time to relax, unwind and leave your stress at home. But we still get that pang of panic from time to time about whether our home and possessions are completely secure back at home. Here’s a list of ways you can stay stress-free on holiday using, or sometimes not using, modern technology:
1. Get a monitored alarm
An alarm with monitoring is practically the only way to be sure someone will hear your alarm should it go off whilst your away. All ADT systems have monitoring, so if your alarm was triggered we would immediately contact your nominated key holder or the gardaí. This way you know that someone is on the way to get the situation under control as possible.
2. Check if you set the alarm
One of the first things people ask themselves when they get in the taxi to the airport is ‘did I set the alarm’.
3. Make it look like you’re at home
Ensure that you have appropriate lighting and set some internal lights on timer switches. This is one of the most cost-effective deterrent to burglary as it gives the impression that a home is occupied.
4. Watch over your property
Our Garda Response package gives you the added peace of mind of knowing that when your alarm is triggered, we notify the Gardaí as well as you and your nominated keyholders.
5. Don’t post on social media
Although it’s a virtual certainty that someone in the group will post a status to Facebook to celebrate going on holiday, we wouldn’t advise it. From research, we know that social media is a big tool burglars use to check when you’re going away for a long period of time. This way they know no-one is home and can make their move without being disturbed.
ADT home security
Every ADT home alarm system is monitored. Choose one of our monitoring packages, and when your alarm is triggered we contact you, your keyholders - and even the police - giving you time to secure your property
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