Today’s world is filled with people who work online and love to use the freedom to travel as much as possible. This has created a new type of client for the security industry. There are a growing number of residential clients who only use a home, condo, or apartment as a base of operations for global travel. So how do you keep a home secure when it is empty half the time? Here are a few selling points for consumers who are away more than they are home.
How Security Monitoring Protects a Home During Travel
The advantage of a monitored security system is the peace of mind of being contacted immediately should an emergency occur back home. This can allow a homeowner to start on any necessary paperwork or calls before even returning from a trip.
Sensors paired with video surveillance allow a monitoring service to see the nature of an emergency before emergency response teams arrive at the scene. This prevents false alarms and ensures a quick response to everything from a fire to a break-in.
Additional Security Suggestions
Don’t forget to encourage clients to reduce the likelihood of a break-in by taking the following precautions:
- Avoid Social Media Posting – Don’t share vacation pics until back at home so there is no evidence that the home is empty.
- Have Mail Held – Piling up mail and newspapers send a clear message to would-be burglars that the house is empty.
- Lock Everything – An alarm system is great for emergency response, but locking all doors and windows constitutes the first line of defense.
How NMC Can Help Protect Your Clients
By providing security monitoring for break-ins and environmental monitoring for floods, fire, and more, NMC helps to maintain your client’s peace of mind while on the road. Call our sales department at 877.353.3031 to learn more about the services we offer.