Home Security Tips for the Summer

home automation concept: young woman with smart home control app at the parkTechnology now allows for home monitoring through the internet when you are away from your house for a few hours or a month’s vacation. The internet, often working in connection with smart phones, has made security communication much easier. You can still use a landline or cellular system along wifi monitoring as a backup.

Professional burglars often know how to disconnect land phones and conventional alarm systems when breaking into a house.

They cannot disable a continuous wifi monitoring system or interfere with your cellular provider.

You are advised to make the maximum use of the internet security system to set your preferences while you are away from home, especially if you are on vacation. You can be notified by email as well as by cell phone if there are any problems or just a message to let you know that all is well.

Legal entry

Your internet security system and smart phone can also serve as a keyless home entry system that is monitored 24/7. You don’t need to hide a key in the flower pot. A special code on a touch pad allows your children to safely open the door. Special codes can be set up for different people coming into your home when you are not there. You can be notified instantly on your smart phone when your children are home or a housekeeper or repair person is in the house.

The alarm will sound if the keypad is not used correctly.

Complete monitoring

A well-installed internet security system serves as a burglar alarm but it can do much more. A good system can check on the following and alert you to problems when you are not home.

  • man breaking into a house with a crowbarWater pipe break
  • Fire in any part of the home
  • Flooding due to storms
  • Broken windows due to causes other than burglary
  • Air conditioning or heating left on by mistake
  • Programmed lights not working
  • Carbon monoxide leaks

Yard monitoring

You may have a fenced yard with a swimming pool and spa in your Atlanta area home. Your gates and yard should be monitored for illegal entry since a person who knows you are not home may want to go for a dip without your permission by climbing the fence. A wireless monitoring system can control cameras or a motion detector that sets off an alarm to scare the intruder.

A monitored security system will let you set a timer for running the sprinklers while you are away. If the sprinklers don’t go off on time, they will be checked and adjusted.

Yard lighting can be set on timers as well. Many homes have motion detector lights connected to an alarm system while the home is unoccupied.

Actio Security has served the greater Atlanta area since 1969 with the latest technology in home and business security monitoring. Actio Security can convert your system to internet alarm monitoring that guarantees security anytime of year.

Ask about medical alarm monitoring for seniors and others who may need assistance.

Contact Actio Security for more information about improving your home security system through internet monitoring.


The Actio Advantage

  • Rates start at $18 per month with no long term contracts.
  • We use non-proprietary systems so you are not locked into our services.
  • Home telephone connection not needed with our wireless monitoring services.
  • When you call us you will talk to a real person. We do not use automated automated call or voicemail systems.
  • We've serviced the Atlanta area for over 45 years, with three generations of history.
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