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Old 09-26-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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Have you Hired Someone to monitor your house while you are traveling?

We have a 3,000+ square foot house on an acre of suburban land.

We can have a lawn service maintain the external appearance, but think we need some form of periodic inside inspection of the house. Probably weekly to care for plants and assure that systems are operating properly.

Friends could do the job, but for extended and repeated periods would not want to be restricted by the commitment to watch our house.

Closest family is 2 hours away and that group is extremely busy.

So, has anyone found a more creative way to obtain house monitoring while on an extended travel period of a couple of months or more?
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Yeah, two neighbors with keys, lotsa lites, hired ADT, two game cams hi in trees.
So far...no problems.
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We leave cats at home so one of two neighbors feeds them and the chickens daily. In return, my wife takes care of their mini farms while they are away.

Some friends are gone for 3 or months at a time. They rent their house furnished to temp employees at our local, semi-rural hospital. No pets are involved.
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House Sitters that have been vetted.....Must be an organization out there that provides house sitters.
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:49 PM   #7
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I do nothing, my most valuable possession is with me at all times, namely my DW, someone wants the "junk" in the house they can have it, it is all replaceable. I see no reason to waste money protecting something that is incapable of providing love and being wonderful.
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I have heard of house sitting services. I imagine if you checked the internet for security services in your area you could find a professional service.

In our area there are a couple retired guys who do it for pin money. Check with the local old timers club.
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I live in a town that has lots of part time residents and people doing security checks for them are quite common . It is one of the things that our company offers . You can customize how you want your checks done ( atleast in this neck of the woods ) as some people want a weekly check while others want a bi-weekly or a once a month check . It offers the owners piece of mind and , up here anyways , most of the insurance companies require it.
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:46 PM   #10
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Depends on what you keep running in your house. If you leave electricity on and have internet service that is on you can get wifi security cams. They run somewhere less than two hundred depending on the brand you get. All of the brands seem to have the ability to connect to your router very easily. They all have apps that download to a smart phone. Most of them have motion sensors that detect motion in the room. When they detect motion they send a message to the smart phone and start sending video. Some of the cameras have two way communication you can hear people talking and you can talk to them. If you do this make sure you get a camera with infrared diodes that can see in the dark.
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Have you Hired Someone to monitor your house while you are traveling?

I have Logitech security cams monitor through my iPhone iPad and android phone. Backed up on hard drive on computer, three weeks or so recording. Caught a burglar breaking into neighbors car last year, sent video to police detectives, they caught him. Has night IR lense. Cheap system, monitor real time, motion activated.
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Check out AT&T wireless, they have a house automation setup where you can have cameras, and watch in real time on your smart phone. Also you will have remote lock / unlock for the door, that sends text messages with who entered. Also can monitor and change temp on the thermostat. Also has water sensors placed in the house incase something leaks and can shut off the water line to the house. It does security monitoring for break-ins too. Mine will be installed next month, we have to leave the heat on as it gets cold in Denver in the winter. Works for us....

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I live in a town that has lots of part time residents and people doing security checks for them are quite common . It is one of the things that our company offers . You can customize how you want your checks done ( atleast in this neck of the woods ) as some people want a weekly check while others want a bi-weekly or a once a month check . It offers the owners piece of mind and , up here anyways , most of the insurance companies require it.
Down here, insurance is cancelled if a company learns that a home is vacant; meaning nobody living there full-time. It's strange, because if I place a, "For Rent", sign in a yard of a rental home, it's not un-common to get a Cancel Notice within a few weeks.

Be cautious of telling your insurance company that you aren't in the house for months at a time...
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Down here, insurance is cancelled if a company learns that a home is vacant; meaning nobody living there full-time. It's strange, because if I place a, "For Rent", sign in a yard of a rental home, it's not un-common to get a Cancel Notice within a few weeks.



Be cautious of telling your insurance company that you aren't in the house for months at a time...

Ran into the same problem.. In fl house must be occupied at least once every 30 days.. We have a neighbor friend keeps the insurance jerks at bay.. Its ridicules buts its the way it is. Home insurance Company's employ ppl to just go around and check. They look for anyway to collect more money


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