1. Make an investment in your property’s protection
Investing in the protection of your home is also beneficial to your community. By setting up a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging crime at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep prospective burglars out of your community. Fortunately, today’s smart homes supply more security tools than ever before. You can have smart bulbs turn on automatically - a great choice when you’re not home - and even monitor footage from your video cameras right from your mobile. Some outdoor cameras and doorbell cameras even have incorporated security measures to scare off prowlers. Aligning your property to a round-the-clock monitoring staff is another important measure and helps ensure a rapid response if an emergency arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You might be surprised by the number of people who really aren’t close to their neighbors. Establishing a support network within your neighborhood is crucial. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like bring in the mail on vacations, care for pets, and even take note of odd activity. Some neighborhood communities may have their own social media 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. Maintain your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but keeping up your home and its surroundings has a security element too. An untidy yard might be appealing to would-be burglars, as it indicates you might be lax about your home’s security too. Additionally, wild trees and shrubs near entrance points can produce unwelcome hideouts. Keep your yard well maintained, and think about using surveillance cameras to closely look after your surroundings. Pairing your security cameras with motion-detecting lights is another great idea.
4. Don’t share more than you need to on social websites
You don’t want to encourage criminal behavior by circulating too much on online platforms. Never announce that you are going to be away from home, as you don’t really know who’s going to be reading it. Alternatively, keep this info confidential with trusted neighbors and relatives who will be taking care of your home.
Do your part to keep your Concord neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple ideas on how to keep your Concord neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Call (802) 909-3379 today to discover how you can bolster your home’s defense. A skilled Vivint agent is ready to help you customize a state-of-the-art smart home.