Business travel can be stressful, and unpredictable. Friday of last week I was on my way home from a business trip in Dallas. My connecting flight was cancelled and I ended up being stuck in Charlotte, North Carolina for 2 days. Luckily, my smart home security system really kept my nerves settled while traveling.
With mobile access, and the ability to see what was going on in my home the entire time I was away, including the extended, unforseen weekend addition to my trip, I wasn't worried about my home at all.
I was more worried about where to get the best barbecue in town (Sonny's BBQ).
By keeping you connected to your home and family, it makes it easy to check in, see what's happening, and relax in the knowledge that everyone is safe and secure. Here are a few ways our technology helps you stay in touch with those you love, without losing focus on the purpose of your trip.
Keep one eye on your kids
You may miss home when you're on the road, but there's no need to miss what's happening there. Video monitoring is a great way to check in ‘live' during your downtime moments. Just place a camera in your family's favorite room and you can see what everyone's doing after school. You can even combine live video streaming with a phone call for an HD ‘video call' with your family.
Monitor deliveries and front door activity
It never fails, you order a brand new iPhone case or laptop bag for an upcoming business trip, and the delivery date says it will be there before you go; the day before you go. What always ends up happening? It arrives the day after you leave, and now you are checking the tracking number every day on your trip until it arrives. With a video doorbell, you can see when packages arrive and even communicate with the delivery man, asking him to stash the package around back.
Know if something's wrong – or if everything's right.
Alarm.com's Smart Home alerts let you know whether everything's okay at home, or if you need to take action. For example, you can set up an alert that tells you your wife has arrived home and disarmed the security system – all good. You can also set up an alert that lets you know if the garage door is open after she's left home, enabling you to secure it remotely from your smartphone. It's easy to customize which alerts you receive, so set up some extra ones when you travel.
Find out what happened that day
When your trip is a constant dash from an Uber to the airport - to a meeting (and another meeting), then dinner, there's always a danger that you won't get to phone home before bedtime. In that instance, you can use video alerts from your indoor cameras to see a ‘highlights reel' of what happened that day. Alarm.com makes it easy to send motion-triggered video alerts to your smartphone. Check your app at the end of the day, and you'll feel a little closer to home.
Lock up for the night
Are you the parent who checks the doors and makes sure they're locked every night? You can still stay on top of those important details even when you're gone with a smart lock. Schedule a reminder so your home alerts you if a door's been left unlocked after a certain time. You can secure the lock right from your smartphone.
Know that your home is safe while you sleep
If you're the parent who wears the ‘security' hat at home, it's hard to leave it there when work calls you away. With Alarm.com powering your home, you can at least stow it away in your carry-on. Thanks to our advanced technology our Smart Home Security systems are more secure and more reliable than traditional ones. They're wireless, tamper-resistant and connected to 24/7 professional monitoring, which means that emergency services will be alerted if there's an alarm, even when you're away.
If you travel for work, and are looking to protect and automate your home while you are out on the road, call American Defense Systems today. Security & automation makes it easy to keep an eye on your home from anywhere.