6 Ways To Keep Your Condo Safe and Sound While You Are Spreading Holiday Cheer

While You’re Visiting Family and Friends Who is Visiting Your Condo?

Peace on earth and peace of mind go hand in hand while you prepare for holiday cheer. As you get ready to visit family and friends this holiday season be sure to prepare your home even before you prepare your tree. Turning off the stove and drawing the curtains might seem like the way to a more secure home but here are 6 solutions to make sure your condo unit stays protected in your absence.

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1. Prevent break and enters by creating the illusion of occupancy
Use Hue to turn your lights on and off while you are away so it seems like you are home, even when you are not.

2. Turn off all water taps and check your pipes
Forgot to turn off the water? Wally detects and alerts you of water leaks as well as important changes in humidity and temperature. You can rest easily knowing your home is safe and dry over the holidays.

3. Change the heat not your sweater
Set your thermostat to a lower temperature while you’re away to save money on heating. Turn it on before you get back on with Nest so you’re always stepping into your house at the perfect temperature.

4. Be ready 
Your dance moves should be the only thing on fire this holiday season. Use Nest to notify you of any smoke or fire in your home. Nest will send you an SMS notification about any fire related activities within your condo.

5. Stay informed
Want to know why the fire alarm went on while you were away? Get a message about the fire alarm testing that was happening or changes to visitor parking through Evercondo so you never miss a beat even in-between eggnog slurping and gingerbread cookie binges.

6. Keep an eye on your home 
We all know Santa doesn’t need a key but your mother-in-law does. Install a security camera so in the event of a break-in you will be notified and officials can be called no matter where you are. Use FLIR FX to lock the doors and arm the security system even when you’re not there.

At Evercondo, our goal is to make condo living as care-free  as we know it can be. Evercondo makes it easy for you and your management team to efficiently and effectively manage multiple condo properties, from work orders to communications. Contact us for a demonstration, and we’ll show you how we can facilitate communication throughout your condo association, from owners to property managers.

How do you prepare your condo for the holidays? Let us know in the comments.