When the children have grown and moved out, the parents have to adjust their security needs to accommodate an emptier house.
Empty Nester Security
Comfortably make the transition to fewer people in the house with these security tips:
- Use video surveillance. Empty nesters commonly enjoy traveling together, spending more time away from home. Keep an eye on your house even while you’re away by viewing a live surveillance camera feed with your smartphone or tablet.
- Limit your energy usage from anywhere. When traveling or spending time away, keep an eye on your home’s energy consumption to save money. Smart home improvements, such as lighting and thermostats can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet. This control minimizes costs by giving total control over energy management, which means you have more money to set aside for retirement.
- Use monitored alarms. Having monitored alarms gives peace of mind. Feel comfortable knowing burglars are deterred by audible alarm triggers, keeping you and your home safe. Monitored alarms connect to a monitoring center, which will contact the authorities quickly in case of emergency. Additionally, you can arm and disarm your system using a mobile device, giving you complete control from anywhere.
- Consider a personal emergency response system. With fewer people in the home, it’s vital that you can call for help if you need it. A personal emergency response system comes in the form of a necklace, wristband or keychain and summons emergency personnel at the touch of a button. Such technology can benefit you for years to come.
- Reassess security when downsizing. If you choose to move to a smaller home, have a security expert evaluate your new home’s unique security needs. In most cases, there are discounts available for using the same security provider in your new home.
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