1. Invest in your property’s defense
Investing in the protection of your home is also beneficial to your community. By setting up a complete home security system, you’re not only deterring crime at your place, but you’re also helping to keep prospective burglars out of your neighborhood. Luckily, contemporary smart homes provide more adaptability and security than what you had in the past. You can have smart bulbs automatically illuminate - a fantastic feature when you’re away - and even monitor video camera recordings directly from your mobile. Some outdoor cameras and video doorbells even have incorporated deterrents to ward off invaders. Connecting your property to 24-hour monitoring professionals is another important precaution and results in an immediate response if an emergency arises.
2. Foster relationships with your neighbors
You may be shocked by the number of people who really don’t know their neighbors. Establishing a support network within your area is essential. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like bring in the mail on vacations, care for animals, and even take notice of odd occurrences. Some communities might operate their own social networking site. Be sure you’re on it, as this is a fantastic way to keep up with what’s going on in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but maintaining your home and its surroundings has a safety aspect too. An unkempt yard may be inviting to prospective burglars, as it indicates you may be negligent about your home’s protection too. Furthermore, overgrown trees and shrubs near access points can create unwelcome hiding places. Keep your yard well maintained, and consider using surveillance devices to keep an eye on your perimeter. Pairing your surveillance with motion-sensing lighting is another excellent idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social websites
You don’t want to encourage illegal behavior by posting too much on online platforms. Never announce that you will be on vacation, as you never know who’s going to view the post. As an alternative, keep these details private with dependable neighbors and loved ones who will be looking after your residence.
Help keep your York neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few ideas on how to keep your York neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Contact (717) 973-7710 today to discover how you can bolster your home’s security. A friendly Vivint team member is standing by to help you personalize a fully integrated smart home.