Those Tiny Treasures
When we are on vacation, we all worry about the valuables in our home and do our best to protect them while we are gone. We hide them, lock them away in a safe, and secure our doors and windows. What about our little furry treasures, though? Who’s looking out for man’s best friend? Many of us like to use home pet services, friends, or neighbors to check in on our pets while we are on vacation. This is typically cheaper and more convenient than housing them in kennels or pet hotels. However, this also means they are spending a lot of time on their own, unsupervised, while their beloved owners are away. So, how can you ensure their safety and well-being?
The good news is that a home security system can offer monitoring services that help keep an eye on your dear furry friends when you are not there. If you opt for video monitoring, you can check in on them from your mobile device to ensure they are safe (and to see how many shoes and pillows have been destroyed). You’ll also be able to observe whether or not your hired caretakers are doing their job by knowing if food/water is being replenished and if your pets are going out as they should be. This is also helpful to make sure nothing shady is going on with those entering your home, as well.
Even if you don’t have video monitoring, home security systems can offer alerts for fire and break-ins. If your house is broken into, your pets may be in harm’s way or have an avenue for escaping from your home. Obviously, if there is a fire or other emergency, they are in urgent danger. By receiving an alert and by having authorities immediately notified, your pets have a much higher chance of survival when you cannot be there physically to help.
Now that school is out and you are making all your plans for summer vacation, don’t forget about those smaller members of your family you may be leaving behind. You cannot put a price on the joy they bring to your home, so don’t risk their safety by overlooking those tiny treasures when you are considering securing your home while on vacation! If you’d like more advice on the safety of your home and pets, please contact Watch Guard today!