1. Upgrade your property’s defense
Investing in your property’s protection is also a plus for your community. By implementing an integrated home security system, you’re not only deterring criminal behavior at your property, but you’re also helping to keep prospective burglars out of your local area. Fortunately, contemporary smart homes provide more adaptability and security than what you had in the past. You can have smart lighting illuminate automatically - a great feature when you’re not home - and even check video camera feeds straight from your phone. Some outdoor surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have built-in security measures to ward off intruders. Linking your home to round-the-clock monitoring specialists is another vital precaution and helps ensure an immediate response if an emergency arises.
2. Foster relationships with your neighbors
You might be amazed by the number of individuals who really aren’t close to their neighbors. Forming a support system within your neighborhood is vital. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for each other, like keep up with the mail on family getaways, watch furry friends, and even take note of odd occurrences. Some neighborhood communities might have their own social media page. Make certain you’re connected, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know 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 property has a security aspect as well. An untidy yard may be appealing to potential invaders, as it gives the impression you might be lax about your home’s safety as well. Furthermore, overgrown trees and hedges near access points can provide unwelcome hiding places. Keep your yard neat and tidy, and consider using surveillance devices to keep an eye on your exterior. Combining your security cameras with motion-sensing lighting is another fantastic idea.
4. Don’t share more than you should on social media
You don’t want to invite unlawful behavior by posting too much on social media. Never publicize that you will be away from home, as you don’t really know who’s going to view the post. Alternatively, keep this info confidential with dependable neighbors and loved ones who will be taking care of your home.
Do your part to keep your Phoenix neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few suggestions on how to keep your Phoenix neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (602) 755-6051 today to discover how you can bolster your home’s protection. A friendly Vivint team member is standing by to help you design a modern and responsive smart home.