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Implementing cabin security system for while away

Learn how to keep your cabin secure while away for extended periods of time.

Labor Day is right around the corner. For many, this day seems to unofficially mark the end of summer and the end of frequent trips to the cabin. While most Minnesotans continue to enjoy their cabins throughout fall and winter, they typically make fewer trips compared to the warm summer months. Extended periods away from a property increase the risk of break-ins, as burglars may realize the cabin is vacant. In addition, environmental accidents may occur and go unnoticed. To protect your cabin this winter and throughout the year, keep these cabin security ideas in mind:

Install a Cabin Security System

There are several ways to protect your cabin while you are away, beginning with a WH Security system. WH Security provides easy-to-operate, customizable security systems to monitor your cabin 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Customizable features include security surveillance cameras and security sensors on windows, doors and more.

In addition, you can connect to your cabin from miles away using WH Security’s Interactive Security Services. Through a smart phone or any device with an Internet connection, you can control your cabin’s security system, thermostat, lights, locks and outlets. Interactive Security Services not only helps protect your cabin when you’re away for extended periods of time, but can help you reduce energy use when you are not there. Learn more about WH Security systems and using Interactive Security Services.

Incorporate environmental sensors

To expand on your cabin’s security, you can add environmental sensors to your security system. Environmental sensors can protect your cabin against accidental disasters such as freeze damage, sump pump failure, carbon monoxide poisoning, flammable gas or flood/water damage. These devices will notify you when something happens so you can take a proactive approach to handling the situation before any loss occurs.

For winter, it is especially valuable to include a freeze/low temperature sensor in your cabin. A freeze/low temperature sensor alarm will alert you if the ambient temperature drops below a certain level. For individuals who like to travel south for the winter months, this sensor acts as your extra "insurance policy" against winter weather damage and frozen pipes if your cabin’s furnace stops working. 

Overall, protecting your cabin during the months when you are there less often will provide you more peace of mind. For more information on cabin security systems, call a WH Security representative at: (763) 477-3664 .