As you’re dashing through the snow and running from one Christmas party to another, take heart in knowing a home security system can help you find peace this season – peace of mind, that is. Features such as smart bulbs, security cameras, outlet controls and smart door locks can help you stay connected and protected this holiday season (and every season of the year).
According to a recent insurance survey, 25 million Americans have had a package stolen from their doorstep. Don’t let these “porch pirates” steal your Christmas joy. Use home security cameras and a mobile app to see if packages have been delivered. You can also monitor your home while you’re away visiting friends and family.
Merry and Bright
According to the FBI, home burglaries spike during the holidays and in the summer when families tend to take vacations. Smart outlets and smart bulbs can help deter thieves by making it appear you are home, even if you're not.
Use an app to set your lights and lamps to turn on or off at certain times – or turn them on manually from anywhere. You can also set up routines to automatically control your porch lights and lamps using your Amazon Alexa.1
Live Christmas trees and holiday decorations too close to a heat source are two of the most common causes of holiday house fires. Your home security app and smoke detectors can alert you to a potential fire at your home – and detectors connected to your 24/7 professional monitoring service will immediately alert your local fire department.
When They’re Comin’ to Town
When relatives are coming to stay with you, use your home security system’s mobile app and programmable deadbolt door lock to let them in. If your guests leave after you’ve gone back to work, use the app to lock the door behind them. Or you can create custom codes that your out-of-town guests can use as they come and go.
When you turn to a trusted, local provider such as Midco®, you can rest easy. Midco SmartHOMETM delivers all the convenience and peace of mind you need in a home security system.
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1 At this time, only lights, outlet controls and thermostats are compatible with Amazon Alexa. Amazon Echo and other Amazon devices not available for purchase through Midco. Amazon, Echo, Alexa, and all related logos and products are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.