Home security when you're away

Posted August 13th, 2021 by SimpliSafe

Whether you’re doing the school run, heading out for dinner with friends, or escaping the country for exotic getaway this year, prioritising home security when you’re away will give you one less thing to worry about. Although the risk of burglary has shown a slight decrease over the years, recent statistics reveal that, during 2020 and 2021, there were over 267 thousand burglaries in England and Wales. This number is still significant, and proves that home owners shouldn’t be taking any chances when it comes to protecting their property and their belongings. With this detailed guide, we’ll be walking you through all of the relevant steps to take to help enhance your home security system. 

Keep valuables out of view

Choosing a good hiding spot for your valuables is much safer than leaving them in plain sight. For example, leaving a valuable item right next to a ground-floor window might end up luring a burglar inside, and needs to be avoided. You could use blinds to prevent anyone from peering through a window, whilst also investing in security lighting for additional security; this will mean that criminals are no longer protected by the dark. We’ll go on to explain more about this in the next step.

Light sensors

Complete your home security system with light sensors to protect the entrance to your property whilst you’re away. Triggered by movement, these smart devices remove the possibility of a burglar remaining undetected, giving them no place to hide in the event of a break in.

Securing entrances

When building your home security system, start by evaluating your property and determine all of the possible entrances. The front door will probably be the first thought that comes to mind and with SimpliSafe’s easy to install Entry Sensor, you can have extra peace of mind knowing that any criminal activity will be detected immediately.

Home security camera

SimpliSafe’s Indoor Camera is the perfect solution for when you’re away. With the SimpliSafe mobile app, you can watch live 24/7 and receive motion notifications no matter where you are. 

Our new Outdoor Security Camera is also a great addition to your security system. Like the Indoor Camera, it monitors your property but from the outside, featuring a spotlight, 80dB siren, full colour night vision and more, so nothing goes undetected. This acts as a great criminal deterrent too, warning burglars that they’d be caught in the act. 


Scare off any intruders from breaking into your home whilst you’re away with an extra siren, alerting the surrounding environment to the scene. Although your Base Station will already come installed with a 95dB siren, an additional device with a 105dB siren will really amp up the noise levels for a guaranteed scare. 

Professional Monitoring

When you’re away, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that a security expert can request police or fire service dispatch when you might not be able to. To have this feature, you need our Pro Premium 24/7 professional monitoring plan. When the alarm is triggered, the security expert will use the Indoor Camera to visually verify if there is an intruder and dispatch police. The Pro Premium plan boasts a host of other features including smart home integration, unlimited video recording and more.

If you’re looking to install a home security system to protect your property at all times, get in touch with us today. Our team of trained professionals are on hand to walk you through any queries, providing you with the peace of mind that you, your family and your belongings will be kept safe.