On the Road a Lot? Keep an Eye on Your Home While You’re Away for Extended Periods

If you travel frequently for business or pleasure, you may find yourself worrying about the state of your property while you are out of town. This can make it hard to concentrate on business deals or enjoy your vacation before returning to the greater Twin Cities area.

While it’s nice to rely on neighbors to bring in your papers and mail and keep an eye on the house, they will not be maintaining a constant vigil. You may not always be able to find someone to house sit for you, especially on a moment’s notice when you have a last minute business trip come up.

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a security system installed at your home that would help safeguard your property and enable you to check in and see how everything is going?

You may have put off installing a burglar alarm system because previously you didn’t leave your home unattended for long stretches of time. Now that your schedule calls for you to be away more often, though, it’s a good idea to consider implementing security cameras and a home security alarm system to keep better tabs on the premises.


Our expert technicians will install a security system with motion sensors and video cameras in your home and then set up remote access so you can check in on your property while you’re away.

Motion sensors can be set up to automatically trigger a video recording or sound the alarm, and you can configure them so that they won’t give off false readings, such as when a small critter comes wandering through your backyard in the middle of the night.

You can even use the system to turn lights on and off from remote to trick would-be burglars that someone is at home. Getting that “lived-in” look is essential for foiling criminals and maintaining the integrity of your property.

Check In from Remote

With remote access, you can easily check in on what’s happening at home from wherever you are. Even when you’re not out of town on vacation or traveling for business, you might find it beneficial to use your desktop computer at work or a smartphone to see the status of your system or to see what your security cameras are picking up.

Monitoring Service

Your home security system will bring you added value when you arrange for ongoing monitoring services, which our friendly technicians will be happy to walk you through if you have questions about the details.

When you have a security monitoring firm in place, they will constantly keep tabs on what is happening at home, and will respond to burglar alarms, motion sensors and unusual activity on your security cameras, calling the authorities on your behalf.


Westco is a family-owned business that has been serving homeowners in the greater Minneapolis MN area and surrounding regions, providing expertise and guidance for families wanting to put in the best possible video home security systems for their particular needs and budget. To get more information on safeguarding your home with an alarm system or to set up an appointment for us to come out and evaluate your home, please contact the professionals at Westco today.