With the hustle and bustle of modern times, vacation time has become less like rushing from one tourist destination to another and more centered around relaxation and downtime for many people. Vacation homes have become increasingly popular for getting away and finding paradise in having time to breathe and quietly dream.

Peace of mind should also come with reliable protection. Securing your vacation home should be simple and dependable. The four cornerstones of vacation home security are wireless equipment, video streaming, timed lights, and keychains.

Wireless Security

You don’t have time to rewire your vacation home; rewiring is a hefty investment that takes too much time, money, and supervision. Instead, opt for wireless security devices that can be installed and ready to go in minutes. No headaches, no digging into your walls, no worries.

Today’s wireless home security equipment is more practical than ever. Batteries last for 2 to 5 years (depending on the type of device), and they offer a light, sophisticated design.

Instant Video Streams

Wireless video cameras are connected to the internet and can stream a life feed to your phone or your computer from anywhere in the world. Whether you are twelve time zones away or at a restaurant down the block, you can instantly check on your home with just a few clicks or taps. Cameras also automatically start recording during a break-in when your alarms are set off or your motion detector senses uninvited movement inside the home. The footage is uploaded into the cloud right away, so the intruders can’t tamper with the footage or cut any wires.


Many people decide to rent out their vacation home when they aren’t using it. Arm and disarm keychains offer a simple way to give renters or visitors temporary control of the system, so that they can continue to arm and secure the house when they are out or asleep. It’s a simple device you can attach to the spare keys, making renting out a vacation house with a home security system easy.

Timed Lights

If you aren’t renting out your home, it’s important to maintain a lived-in look. If it’s too obvious that your home is not occupied, it could become a desirable target to burglars. Remember, prevention is key. Z-wave appliance modules allow you to control your lights and set timers on them so they turn on, for example, every night, creating the illusion that someone is at home.

Vacation homes are meant to be relaxing and worry-free. A simple and sophisticated home security system from Protect America offers affordable peace of mind. Call us today at 1-888-951-5136 or chat with a security expert online.