Ah, summer—fun in the sun, the great outdoors, maybe a family vacation. Summer is a great opportunity to spend time as a family because (sing it with us) “schooooool’s out for sum-mer!” To help ensure everyone stays safe, check out our springtime prep tips.
Set Your Sights on Summer Security
Household property crime is typically highest in summer months
During the summer months, many families find their homes occupied by children who are out of school for the summer. Even if you have arranged childcare or alternate activities, you may discover that your home is occupied more often than during school months. Here are some ways you can prep your home and kids for summer security.
Install the ADT Pulse mobile app to monitor movements and home security at all times
Provide kids with reliable communication devices
Hone in on Summer Home Maintenance
Almost 90% of home burglaries can be prevented by instituting basic defenses
Take a few measures to help protect your home for the summer spike. Perform a home inspection and check for the following items:
Inspect all locks, doors, and windows for proper functionality
Install cameras and security system for improved monitoring
Make sure all lights are functioning
Students are most likely to be victims of burglary
Talk to your kids about personal safety and teach them some basic safety concepts. Remind them of these safety slogans:
How to reach emergency services and know when it’s appropriate to call
Avoid publicly discussing travel and stay-at-home arrangements
Secure valuables and avoid flaunting high-priced electronics
Summertime Safety Slogans
Home automation products and crafty landscaping can help reduce your carbon footprint and the likelihood of property crime
Here are some additional ways you can green your home and improve security:
Install smart lighting to reduce your energy consumption and give the appearance of being home
Use home automation to monitor your home and manage your energy consumption
A study by the LAPD shows a 50% reduction in crime in neighborhoods with a video doorbell.