How Home Automation Can Help You On Your Next Vacation

Your home security is likely not always the first thing that comes to mind when you think “vacation.”

After all, school may be out and your entire family may be  looking forward to an upcoming vacation, but a crucial task must still be added to your to-do list before you leave on your trip. Securing your home for when you are away is critical in preventing home invasions, damage and loss.

Most people think break-ins or burglaries won’t happen to them, maybe because they feel they live in a safe neighbourhood, but in 2016, according to Statistics Canada, 159,199 Canadians experienced a break-in at their homes.

The odds of a break-in increase when you are away for an extended period of time. And while the last thing you want is to add to your extensive vacation preparation list, making sure that your home is safe while you are away is important to assure that your assets remain secure.

Investing in a home automation system like our NEXGEN Hub, is the most effective way to stay connected and ensure your home is secure while you are away. From door locks to lights, drapes to garage doors, security cameras and detection, NEXGEN keeps you connected and synced at all times using a tablet or smartphone, from anywhere in the world.Read on to learn a few reasons why a smart home automation system like NEXGEN can help you on your next summer trip and beyond.

  1. Control Your Locks

    Ever had that sinking feeling as you merge onto the highway that you forgot to lock the door? Instead of turning the car around, check the status of your locks from your smartphone. If your doors and windows are unlocked, you can use your NEXGEN Smart Home Automation system to lock up from anywhere in the world.

  2. Give Temporary Access

    If you happen to convince a family member or friend to house-sit while you are away, you can use your smart system to give them temporary access to your home. From your phone or tablet, see in real-time who is really at your door, and remotely unlock your doors to give them entry.

  3. View Video Surveillance Footage

    Now you can really be in two places at once. Use your personal device to view your home’s video surveillance footage in real-time. Studies show that burglars who noticed surveillance systems in a home are more likely to reconsider their actions. Installing a smart home system will not only allow you to keep an eye on your home while you are away, but will actually help to prevent the occurrence of crime on your property. NEXGEN will even send you push notifications if movement is detected inside your home.

  4. Alarm System

    NEXGEN Smart Home Automation includes a state-of-the-art alarm system. Alarm systems typically scare burglars away before any loss or damage can occur. Your alarm system will alert the Henderson Security monitoring station immediately, and our team will then contact emergency services to take action. Have peace of mind while you are on vacation knowing that the Henderson Security team has your back.

  5. Control Your Lights

    Homes that appear lived-in are less likely to suffer from break-ins. With NEXGEN you don’t need to set manual timers. From your smartphone, NEXGEN Smart Home Automation can control your lights. Just set the timer in the app and NEXGEN takes care of the rest.

  6. Fire and Flood Detection

    A connected home means quicker response times and better visibility. Floods and fires must always be dealt with quickly. Our NEXGEN Smart Home Automation system detects water leakage and flooding in areas like bathrooms, laundry rooms and furnace rooms. Smoke and CO2 detectors are alert you with push notifications if smoke or CO2 are detected as well.For more information on flood detection services, read our blog post here.

For further support in your home security venture, feel free to contact the Henderson Security team. We are committed to giving you peace of mind when it comes to home security.

Now that your home is secure, have a wonderful summer vacation!