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Get Vacation-Ready with Smart Tech for a Secure Home and Peace of Mind

Get-Vacation-Ready-with-Smart-Tech-for-a-Secure-Home-and-Peace-of-Mind-Wilcox-Electric-DCPlanning a much-needed vacation is exciting! Amidst the packing and planning, however, a nagging worry can linger: will your home stay safe and secure while you're away? Find out how the magic of smart home technology can ease your mind and provide an extra layer of security while you're away on your next adventure.

How Smart Home Technology Provides Peace of Mind from Afar

Imagine being able to completely relax on the beach or to steadily focus on enjoying the sights at your chosen destination, feeling safe because you know your home is protected by a vigilant virtual guard like a smart doorbell or security camera.

  • Live video feed: Check in on your doorstep anytime, anywhere, with a clear view of your porch and surrounding area.
  • Motion detection and alerts: Receive instant notifications on your smartphone whenever the doorbell detects motion, allowing you to see who's there, even if you're miles away.
  • Two-way communication: Talk directly to visitors through the doorbell's built-in speaker and microphone, deterring potential intruders.

Being able to view your front door from anywhere in the world is a relief, but what if you want to take home monitoring a step further? Strategically placed security cameras can provide a wider field of view, covering other entry points such as side doors, backyards, or other parts of your property that you want to keep tabs on while you're traveling. Many offer similar features to smart doorbells, but having a smart camera with even more capabilities adds yet another layer of security.

  • Night vision: See clearly even in low-light conditions, ensuring 24/7 surveillance.
  • Recording capabilities: Capture footage for later review, providing valuable evidence in case of unexpected activity.
  • Remote control: Pan, tilt, and zoom the camera remotely to get a closer look at specific areas, all from a dedicated smartphone app.

How Smart Lighting Takes Home Security to the Next Level

Smart lighting from favored brands such as Leviton or Lutron-Caseta, giving you the ability to control your lights remotely, adds more peace of mind to your vacation experience. Imagine these possibilities:

  • Schedule lights to turn on and off: Set it and forget it to create the illusion of occupancy even when you're away, making potential criminals think twice.
  • Control lights remotely: Forgot to turn off the living room lights? No problem! Simply adjust them from your smartphone app, no matter where you are.

While you're investing in home security features, it's a great idea to consider upgrades that support your efforts. One simple and surprisingly impactful change can make a world of difference. Simply swapping out traditional light bulbs in favor of energy-efficient LEDs can usher in a host of perks. Their lower energy consumption means you're saving money on energy bills, whether you're at home or away. Because the lifespan of LED bulbs is so much greater than that of their incandescent counterparts, you also don't have to worry about burned-out bulbs foiling your long-distance monitoring plan. LED bulbs also emit minimal heat, which reduces the risk of fire hazards.

How Smart Home Technology Puts You in Charge

With a bit of planning and the power of smart home technology, you can pack peace of mind along with your swimsuit and sun block, turning your next vacation into a truly worry-free experience.

Ready to unlock the convenience and security of a smart home but need help figuring out where to begin? At Wilcox Electric, we're passionate about helping homeowners leverage the power of smart technology. Our team of experienced electricians can answer your questions, recommend the best solutions for your specific needs. If you’ve already purchased a camera or lighting elsewhere, just tell us what you’ve got, and we can handle the installation.


Contact us for a consultation! Discover how Wilcox Electric can help you make your home more secure, whether it’s installing a smart doorbell, security cameras, or dependable smart lighting, all before you leave for the next family vacation.

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