You work hard all year long so you can enjoy a week-long getaway to your favorite vacation spot. While you’re enjoying your much-deserved downtime, don’t waste time stressed out about what’s going on at home. With the right smart home tech from Z-Wave, you can be sure that your home is safe no matter where you are in the world.   Here’s how Z-Wave helps you keep your home safe while you’re away on vacation:  

1. Use smart lighting to fool burglars into thinking you’re home 

It’s a known fact that burglars will scope out neighborhoods to find houses that appear empty. Dark houses with no lights on are a huge sign that the homeowner is out of town—and that their house is easy prey.  

With smart lighting from Z-Wave, you can fool burglars into thinking you’re home, even when you’re away on vacation.  

Use a smart bulb (like the Aeotec Z-Wave LED Bulb) to program the lights in your home to automatically turn on and off at certain points in the day. By mimicking your daily routine, these smart lights tell burglars that someone is home, and they had better stay away!   

2. Scare away would-be intruders with smart sirens  

If smart lighting isn’t enough to deter a would-be intruder while you’re away on vacation, there’s more Z-Wave tech that can help safeguard your home.  

A smart siren (like the FortrezZ Z-Wave Siren & Strobe Alarm) can help scare away a daring intruder who gets too close, sounding a loud siren and/or flashing a strobe light when signaled. Try pairing the FortrezZ alarm with a motion sensor in your Z-Wave smart home network, so that any would-be intruders approaching your house will be detected and scared away.  

3. Let friends safely into your home with a smart lock 

While you’re away on vacation, you certainly want to keep burglars out of your house, but you may want to let certain friends or family in. Maybe your next door neighbor is bringing in your mail for you, or they’re stopping by to water your plants and feed your dog.  

A smart lock from Z-Wave lets you fortify your house, while easily giving access to those who need it. For example, the Schlage Touchscreen Z-Wave Smart Deadbolt Lock can hold up to 30 user codes, so you can give one to your dog-walker and one to your neighbor. You’ll receive notifications on your phone every time someone comes or goes, so you know exactly who’s in your house and when.  

Plus, with a fingerprint-resistant touchscreen and an anti-pick shield, this Z-Wave smart lock is tough enough to keep intruders out.  

4. Keep an eye on the inside of your home with smart sensors 

If you’re vacationing on a hot beach, then you might not give any care to a potential rainstorm back home. But while you’re relaxing, your home could be flooding without you even realizing it.  

Position the Fibaro Z-Wave Flood Sensor on the wall or on the floor in your home in areas that might be susceptible to flooding—like the basement. If any water is detected, you’ll receive an instant alert on your phone. Sure, it’s no fun getting that notification on vacation, but at least but smart flood sensors help you start taking action to protect your home, instead of coming back to a mess.  

Don’t let worries of home take away from your relaxing vacation. Let Z-Wave smart tech house-sit for you, so you can enjoy the peace of mind that your home is safe. 

Shop more smart lightssmart sirenssmart locks, and smart sensors at Z-Wave.com