1. Upgrade your property’s security
Investing in your property’s protection is also beneficial to your community. When you set up a complete home security system, you’re not only discouraging invasions at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep potential thieves out of your local area. Luckily, modern smart homes give you more security measures than what you had in the past. You can have lights turn on automatically - an excellent benefit when you’re not home - and even monitor footage from your surveillance system directly from your mobile. Some outdoor cameras and doorbell cameras even have built-in deterrents to ward off invaders. Connecting your home to 24/7 monitoring experts is another important step and provides a rapid response if an emergency arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You might be shocked by the number of residents who honestly aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Establishing a support system within your area is crucial. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for one another, like bring in the mail on vacations, care for furry friends, and even report suspicious activity. Some neighborhoods might have their own social networking page. Be sure you’re on it, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s happening in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but maintaining your home and its surroundings has a security aspect too. An untidy yard might be enticing to potential invaders, as it conveys you might be negligent about your home’s security too. In addition, wild trees and bushes near entrance points can provide unintended hiding spots. Keep your yard neat and tidy, and consider using surveillance cameras to closely look after your perimeter. Combining your outdoor surveillance with motion-detecting lights is another fantastic idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to invite criminal activity by circulating too much on social media. Never publicize that you are going to be out of town, as you never know who’s going to view the post. Instead, keep these details confidential with trusted neighbors and loved ones who will be watching over your home.
Do your part to keep your Worcester neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple ideas on how to keep your Worcester neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Call (508) 392-5472 today to see how you can improve your home’s defense. A knowledgeable Vivint team member is happy to help you customize a fully integrated smart home.