We all love to go away on vacation, but with that break often comes the worry and stress of wondering what’s going on at home. Did you remember to turn on the alarm system? And if you have a smart alarm system that sends your smartphone alerts, what will you do if you get a notification that there’s suspicious activity? The last thing you want to be doing when you’re away is thinking about your home security.

Here are 5 home security features that keep your home safe when you’re not there.

1. Security Cameras

Installed security cameras are a great way to get live shots of what’s happening both inside and outside your home. Using smart security, you’ll be able to view live feeds, ensuring that your home is safe and untouched. As well, if you have pets at home, cameras allow you to check and see that your dog or cat are doing fine without you.

2. Smart Lighting

Smart lighting lets you turn lights on and off in your home when you’re away. You’ll be able to create a schedule for lights to turn on in different rooms, so it doesn’t appear as if the same lights are on all the time. Set a schedule for lighting that mimics what you do when you’re at home, such as turning off bedroom lights at your usual bedtime. Anyone watching your home will be unable to notice a difference in your schedule.

3. Doorbell Cameras

Using doorbell cameras for home security lets you clearly see who’s coming to your door both day and night. Even when you’re away, you’ll be able to talk to anyone who rings your door. If a stranger comes to your door, they won’t be able to determine that you’re not speaking to them from inside the house. This adds another level of security and peace of mind when you’re away on vacation.

4. Smart Locks

As with doorbell cameras, smart locks give you both protection and convenience when you’re away from home. You can set up access codes for friends or neighbors who need to enter your home while you’re away. This is ideal if someone needs to come by to feed and walk your dog or to water your plants. You can also use smart locks to allow a delivery service to drop off packages. You can allow them access to enter your home to leave the item, and then you can lock and secure your house once they leave.

5. Professional Security Monitoring

For peace of mind, consider using professional security monitoring with your smart security system to keep your home fully protected when you’re away on vacation. Trained professionals can be ready to step in and respond to any security risks to your home.

Call the professionals at Teague Security if you’re looking for peace of mind with a home security system while you’re away on vacation. You’ll be able to enjoy your time away without stressing about home protection.