1. Upgrade your home’s protection
Investing in your home’s protection is also beneficial to your community. When you install a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging crime at your place, but you’re also helping to keep prospective thieves out of your community. Fortunately, modern smart homes provide more flexibility and security than past iterations. You can have smart lighting switch on automatically - a fantastic feature when you’re away - and even view footage from your surveillance system directly from your mobile. Some outside surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have incorporated deterrents to dissuade prowlers. Connecting your property to a 24-hour monitoring team is another essential precaution and results in a rapid response if a crisis arises.
2. Foster relationships with your neighbors
You might be shocked by the number of residents who honestly don’t know their neighbors. Forming a support network within your community is vital. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like get the mail on trips, watch pets, and even take notice of unusual disturbances. Some neighborhood communities might run their own social networking page. Make sure you’re on it, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but maintaining your property has a security aspect too. An unkempt yard might be inviting to prospective burglars, as it gives the impression you might be negligent about your home’s protection as well. Additionally, wild trees and hedges near entrance points can produce unintended hiding spots. Keep your property properly groomed, and think about using video cameras to closely look after your exterior. Combining your surveillance with motion-sensing lighting is another great idea.
4. Don’t share more than you should on social websites
You don’t want to encourage criminal activity by posting too much info on online platforms. Never publicize that you are going to be out of town, as you don’t know who’s going to see the post. Instead, keep this information private with trusted neighbors and family members who will be watching over your property.
Do your part to keep your Auburn neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some tips on how to keep your Auburn neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Call (334) 378-2297 today to discover how you can bolster your home’s security. A skilled Vivint team member is ready to help you customize a modern and responsive smart home.