One of the best things about summertime is going on vacation. Here’s an excellent article we found on ways to keep your home extra safe while you’re away. One of the items they mention on the checklist is to turn off your electric garage door so that so thieves won’t be able to open it using a universal remote. Great tip!

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Getting away from it all … isn’t that one of the great things about summer? Whether you own a vacation home, or you’re planning a vacation to a favorite place, the key word is “vacate.” While you’re gone, your house will be unattended (and if you have a second home, it’s probably unattended quite often). Will everything be safe? You may take certain precautionary measures — stopping the mail, locking doors and windows — to thwart thieves. But many things can go wrong inside your home with electric devices, plumbing, or even your home’s air quality.

“Fortunately, with today’s technology, there are ways to monitor what’s going on even when you’re not there,” says Dave Borowski, spokesperson for Direct Energy Protection Plans. Here’s how to ensure home safety even when you’re not home:

Being able to monitor your home from a distance gives you an extra measure of protection — whether you’re away from your primary residence or you have a vacation property.


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