Summer vacation is just around the corner and many of us will be going on that much-anticipated trip where we can just get away from it all! There is so much to look forward to during summer break – beautiful weather, longer days, relaxation and if you’re a parent like me, no homework quarrels!

Now you are SMART, right? So shouldn’t your HOME be SMART too?

According to the FBI, summer months see a 10% increase in crime, so whether you are going away on vacation or staying home for a “staycation”, please be SMART and don’t leave your home unprotected.

Did you know, another interesting fact that the FBI also shared was that the front door is the most common point of entry in a burglary? One might never have thought, right? But I have to say I’m starting to see the evidence of this statistic more and more in my everyday life. For example, I read recently about a neighbor in my community that had a custom made, very sentimental bench stolen from her lanai – so sad as this can never be replaced – and then again just last week another neighbor reported that their brand new patio furniture was stolen – again – right off their front lanai.

This clearly shows me that criminals are becoming more opportunistic and more and more arrogant these days and I can assure you if this kind of thing is happening in my neighborhood, it is very likely also happening in yours!

What You Can Do To Protect Your Home

So what can we do to protect ourselves and not become another victim to this criminal activity?

Make your home a SMART home! Start with not only giving your home eyes and ears to know when someone is at your front door but also notify you that someone is there! This might seem very high tech and complicated and expensive but I assure you it is not at all! All it takes is to install a Skybell HD Video Doorbell – and you don’t even need to install it yourself, allow one of Lifeline’s friendly technician’s to take care of that for you.

How Home Automation Can Change Your Life

It’s changed my life – I never again have to answer my door to a solicitor, I never again have to wonder what that noise was I heard at my front door or whether my package has been delivered and it certainly helps me sleep more soundly at night knowing if anyone even as much as comes close to my front door that I will know about it. Due to Skybell HD’s capabilities (which include video, motion detection, and two-way voice) HPD are recommending homeowners to invest in a video doorbell to prevent and deter burglaries from happening at their residence.

Call Lifeline Fire & Security today on (808)548-5433 if you would like to learn more about Skybell HD or how you can make your home a Smart home.

About Lifeline Fire & Security

Lifeline Fire & Security is the only Authorized Honeywell / First Alert Professional Dealer in Hawaii and provides security integration solutions on Oahu and all over the Hawaiian islands. The company is an active participant in many community outreach activities to help better the lives of our residents.

Mariette Lowe
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