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May 25, 2015

How a Smart Home Makes Your Vacation More Relaxing

It can be hard to relax on vacation when your house is unoccupied.

So many things can go wrong, especially in your imagination.

You could have left the front door unlocked, or the garage wide open. The basement could be filling with water while an intruder peers through an unlit window. The neighbor you entrusted with pet-feeding duties might lose their key, or just forget. The older teen you left home alone could be planning the party of the year.

It’s easy to worry when you don’t know what’s going on. Peace of mind is at hand; however, with an Alarm.com Smart Home which keeps you aware and in control when you’re away.

Here’s how our Smart Home technology gives you more a relaxing vacation from start to finish.

A Smoother Getaway

Prepping your Smart Home for a vacation is a breeze. Smart lighting schedules will make your house look realistically occupied when you’re away. You can set your lights to come on at sunset, or at a slightly randomized time every evening for added realism.

There’s no need to get a spare key cut for your pet-sitter. Simply create a temporary user code for them to unlock your front door and disarm your system. For added peace of mind, set up a smartphone alert that tells you when they come and go.

No Panics on the Road

You’re 100 miles from home and things are looking good. Oh wait: did you leave the front door open?

This situation, and the worry it entails, will never happen to you again when you set up our Geo-Services feature. It uses your smartphone’s location to alert you if you ever leave home without arming your security system or locking your smart locks. When you get the alert, simply secure your home with a couple of taps on your Alarm.com smartphone app and keep on going.

Leave the Monitoring to the Pros

Connected video cameras make it easy to monitor your home for problems when you’re away. Ironically, this can make it harder for you to switch off and relax.

Unlike standalone devices, our Smart Home Security solutions come with 24-7 professional monitoring. If there’s a break-in or emergency, trained security personnel will alert local emergency services. Someone will respond if there’s a fire, even if you’re swimming or napping!

That means it’s safe to put your phone down and enjoy the beach, dinner or a hike. Check your video alerts later: your home is protected while you relax.

Give Teens Some (Managed) Space

To keep tabs on teens without spoiling their independence, Alarm.com is the perfect solution. Real-time alerts make it especially easy to detect if anything is amiss from a distance. 


Add video monitoring to the mix and you can also see what’s happening at home. That means less checking in (happier teens) and peace of mind for you until you return.

So relax – and enjoy your vacation!

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