Winter months can bring some serious challenges for homeowners. Icy driveways and walkways, and frozen pipes and power lines can cause a lot of damage.
Slippery, snow-covered roads can be challenging for firefighters, police, and paramedics responding to emergencies.
Whether you tough it out or take off to warmer climates, you want to keep your home safe over the winter months.
Think like a thief
Thieves are always looking for an opportunity to strike, and winter offers them plenty of opportunities. They target "snowbirds" who leave their homes for months at a time. They pose as delivery or service crews (driveway not shoveled...hmmm there's a flag that no one is home!) to scope out neighborhoods, and we all know about package pirates who take your deliveries right from your front porch. What do thieves hate? A great security system!
Protect your home with SimpliSafe
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SimpliSafe offers door and window sensors and pet-friendly motion sensors for security. The super loud 85dB siren in the base station, with the option for a second 105dB siren, will drive off most burglars. This security system doesn't just protect you from intruders, SimpliSafe also has sensors for freeze warnings, flood, carbon monoxide and smoke detection. You also get a panic button in case you feel you are in danger inside your house.
Keep watch on your 'hood
Go hi-tech with your neighborhood watch. SimpliSafe's outdoor cameras can keep an eye on suspicious activity on your street. SimpliSafe cameras stream in 720p HD video and work seamlessly with the rest of your system. Don't worry about overloading your digital storage, SimpliSafe cameras use what's called "Intelligent Recording," which means they only activate when the system detects activity.
Don't let power outages make you a target
Power outages can happen at any time. During the winter months, frozen power lines can knock out power to entire neighborhoods and that's a perfect time for burglars to sneak in and out of your home. It only takes them minutes to clear out your prized possessions, and most are aware that since the power's out, most security systems aren't working. Since SimpliSafe is a wireless system, it will keep working on battery backup until your power is back on!
Always know what's happening at home
When you're away from home, you can customize your SimpliSafe text alerts and push notifications to stay in the know of what's happening at home. It will alert you when there's a power outage in your home or neighborhood and will let you know how long it will be until power is restored.
As always, prevention is key
The number one step to prevent your home from being hit by crooks: SimpliSafe's security system! There are other things you can do too. While you're on vacation, don't post pics on social media - it's an invitation to let people know you're not home. Don't make it easy for thieves to break into your home or a neighbor's home (did you leave a ladder or hammer out after taking down your Christmas lights?) Don't let your mail or snow pile up while you're gone!
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