Essential Spring Break Home Safety Tips with ACS

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Spring Break is a beacon of relaxation and exploration for many, heralding a period where the wanderlust-stricken venture towards warmer climates or international adventures. As the AAA organization reports, 84% of residents will travel in 2024; 43% will take more vacations than last year—it’s crucial to remember the importance of securing your home during this bustling travel season.

While the excitement of exploring new destinations or soaking up the sun is undeniable, it’s essential to pause and consider the security of the unattended homes left behind. Here’s where ACS ensures your peace of mind travels with you, regardless of destination.

As you plan your getaway, take proactive steps with ACS to safeguard your property.

Enhance Your Home’s First Line of Defense

Your doors and windows are the primary entry points for burglars. Before leaving for vacation, ensure all locks are functional and robust. Installing ACS smart locks strengthens your home’s defenses and offers remote control, allowing you to lock and unlock doors from anywhere in the world with your ACS app (available both in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store). Pair these with window sensors to receive instant alerts for unauthorized entries, giving you peace of mind as you enjoy your break.

Make Your Home Look Occupied

An empty house is an inviting target for thieves. Use smart lighting and ACS’s home automation systems to simulate presence in your home. Schedule lights to turn on and off at various times, mimicking the activities of an occupied house. This simple yet effective tactic can deter potential burglars who prefer easy targets.

Install a Reliable Security System

A comprehensive security system is your best defense against home invasions. ACS offers a range of smart home security solutions, including surveillance cameras, motion detectors and alarm systems. These devices can be monitored remotely through the ACS app (available both in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store), ensuring your home is under vigilant watch even when you’re miles away. Consider motion-sensor cameras that can send real-time footage directly to your smartphone, allowing you to respond swiftly to any suspicious activity.

Secure Valuables and Sensitive Information

Before leaving, secure your valuables and sensitive documents in a safe or secure storage facility. Additionally, ACS’s indoor surveillance cameras can provide an extra layer of security for areas where valuables are stored, enabling you to keep an eye on these critical zones.

Reduce Social Media Footprint

While sharing your vacation adventures in real-time is tempting, doing so can alert burglars to your absence. Limit your social media posts or adjust privacy settings to share updates only with close friends and family. This reduces the risk of broadcasting your home’s vulnerability to a broader audience.

Trust a Neighbor or Friend

Inform a trusted neighbor or friend about your travel plans and ask them to keep an eye on your property. They can collect mail, park their car in your driveway or perform other activities to give the appearance of an occupied home. Combining this with ACS’s smart security solutions ensures that your home is both physically and digitally monitored.

Prepare for Emergencies

Ensure your home is prepared for any emergencies in your absence. This includes securing insurance documents, making a list of emergency contacts and providing them to your designated house watcher. With ACS’s systems, you can also set up alerts for environmental dangers like smoke or water leaks, adding another layer of protection for your home.

Update Your Security System

Before embarking on your vacation, make sure your security system’s firmware and software are up to date. With ACS’s latest updates, you can take advantage of the newest security features and enhancements, ensuring your home has the most advanced protection available.

Spring Break should be a time of relaxation, not worry. By taking these steps and utilizing ACS’s comprehensive security solutions, you can enjoy your vacation knowing your home is safe and secure. Start preparing your home for vacation today and experience true peace of mind with ACS.

Remember, the safety of your home begins with proactive measures. By integrating these tips with ACS’s state-of-the-art security products, you’re securing your property and ensuring the well-being of everything and everyone you hold dear.

Ready to secure your home for Spring Break? Visit to explore our smart security solutions and find the perfect fit for your home’s needs. Protect what matters most with ACS – your partner in home security.