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19 March 2019

The Best Product to Monitor Your Home When You're Away

Thank you to Panasonic HomeHawk for sponsoring this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

We've been in our home for almost four years, and I have a love-hate relationship with our neighborhood. It's a transitional area in Dallas, and it has come A LONG WAY in our four years there. With that said, I still don't trust packages being sent to our house. 

I remember one of my first campaigns I had in the new house was for a wine brand. They sent me three $100 gift cards for a giveaway, and some swag. The box was confirmed as delivered, yet I never saw the box. I don't know what happened, but I can only imagine it was swiped off the front porch before I had the chance to collect it. 

While we do have a neighbor who is often at home during the day, I'm certainly not going to rely on her to spy on our front porch all day every day. 

Enter your new favorite gadget, the Panasonic HomeHawk. It's an outdoor home monitoring system, that is incredibly easy to install and set up, very user-friendly. Unlike other products on the market, you don't have to pay a monthly storage fee. You just get a one time SD card and you're good to go. 

The camera itself is wire free, and is set at a 172 degree angle so you can actually see more than just your front porch. 

We also thought it was great for our backyard too. We park our cars in the backyard, because it is gated. With that said, the gate isn't automatic so it doesn't lock easily. It's nice to have a camera also monitoring both the gate and the backdoor to our house. Major peace of mind for when we are traveling. 

It's 2 way talk and waterproof, basically it has everything you need for home monitoring when you're away from the house. Have your packages delivered and gain peace of mind knowing they're safe because you're watching over them. I'd also recommend getting a second kit to monitor any backdoors, or even monitor your detached garage if you have one of those - like we do!

Here is a little video I put together that goes into a little more detail about the HomeHawk and how it works for our family!

We got everything set up and ready to rock and roll before our Cabo trip. We were able to actively monitor our home right from our pool chair.

The app will ding you when someone approaches the camera, but my absolute favorite feature is that it TELLS THE OTHER PERSON (aka - a potential intruder or package stealer) that they're on camera. A speaker tells them "Premises is Being Monitored." Personally, if I were a package thief that would be enough to scare me away!

We ended up being those weirdos that took great enjoyment on seeing the pups on the cameras with the Rover sitter while we were gone. We tried to talk to Veenie through the two-way talk, but very sadly she was more interested in sniffing every blade grass and peeing where Gee had just peed. Pretty typical, TBH.

I highly recommend this product, and it will be a clutch addition to our front and back doors for the next few months when we have quite a few weekend getaways. Plus, I'll look forward to watching the pups while I'm gone, because I'm a stage five clinger.

For more information, or to purchase the Panasonic HomeHawk || CLICK HERE

Thanks to Panasonic for sponsoring today's post. All opinions are my own.


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