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Home Security During Home Improvements

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Gina Post-Franco

Co-Owner at Post Alarm Systems
Gina is the Co-Owner at Post Alarm Systems, a family-owned alarm company that has been serving Southern California since 1956.
Gina Post-Franco
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Throughout most of Southern California, this is the time of year when it feels like winter one week and spring the next. We never really know what kind of weather we’ll get until it’s here. But soon, it will be our official home improvement season – and when it is, homeowners will need to start planning for their spring and summer projects. If you’re embarking on some upcoming projects for your home in Los Angeles, be sure to include home security in those plans.

Hire a Trustworthy Contractor

It all starts with the contractor. You want a contractor who has solid reviews, and not only when it comes to the work. You also want a contractor with a record of treating his clients’ homes with care and respect. When checking out reviews for potential contractors, look for reviewers’ comments on how their home was treated.

Research the Contractor’s Crew

Then, there’s the matter of the crew. Remember, the singular licensed contractor is not the only person who will be in your home during renovations. He will have a crew, and you need to be sure you can trust them as well. Look for reviews that mention the reliability of the contractor’s employees and whether homeowners felt comfortable with that specific crew in the home. And if the contractor sub-contracts? Well, then you have yet another company to research. And while interviewing potential contractors, don’t be afraid to ask if you will be able to know who is going to be in your home on the days you won’t be there.

Pro Tip: Look for reviews that mention the reliability of the contractor’s employees and whether homeowners felt comfortable with that specific crew in the home.

Don’t Drop the Ball

This is where your home security system enters the picture. It may seem like keeping your system disarmed while people are coming and going is a good way to save time, but we caution against that. Dropping the ball on your alarm system compromises the amount of control you have over your home security during this already risky time.

Remember: With an upgrade that gives you remote access from your smartphone, you can arm and disarm the system at will with the touch of a mobile app. It allows you to disarm the alarm when the crew comes in and arm it again when they leave, to ensure that anyone who may not be trustworthy cannot get away with sneaking back in after work is done for the day. If you’re going to be gone for the day while the work is being completed, your smartphone access can be a lifesaver.

To speak with an expert about maintaining security during a home improvement project, Post Alarm Systems.

About Post Alarm Systems

To learn more about your options for a security camera system in Los Angeles, come see us at Post Alarm Systems. Our highly qualified and experienced home security systems experts can help you find the best home video security system for your needs. To learn more about our security monitoring services, call us today at 1-800-654-7678.

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