1. Invest in your property’s defense
Investing in your property’s protection is also beneficial to your community. By implementing a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging criminal behavior at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep potential burglars out of your neighborhood. Luckily, contemporary smart homes supply more adaptability and security than ever before. You can have lights illuminate automatically - a fantastic feature when you’re not home - and even view video surveillance feeds right from your phone. Some exterior surveillance devices and doorbell cameras even have integrated security measures to ward off prowlers. Aligning your home to a round-the-clock monitoring team is another important measure and results in an instant response if an emergency arises.
2. Foster relationships with your neighbors
You may be shocked by the number of people who truly aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Building a support network within your community is crucial. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like get the mail on vacations, look after furry friends, and even take notice of odd activity. Some neighborhoods might have their own social networking site. Make sure you’re on it, as this is a great way to stay informed about what’s taking place in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but keeping up your home and its surroundings has a security element as well. A neglected yard might be inviting to would-be invaders, as it gives the impression you might be lax about your home’s safety too. Furthermore, wild trees and bushes near access points can create unwanted hideouts. Keep your property properly groomed, and think about using surveillance devices to keep close watch of your surroundings. Linking your surveillance with motion-detecting lights is another excellent idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you should on social websites
You don’t want to encourage criminal activity by sharing too much on social media. Never publicize that you are going to be on vacation, as you never know who’s going to be reading it. Alternatively, keep this information private with trusted neighbors and loved ones who will be looking after your home.
Help keep your Logan neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some ideas on how to keep your Logan neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Dial (562) 376-5457 today to learn how you can upgrade your home’s security. A skilled Vivint representative is ready to help you personalize a modern and responsive smart home.