1. Upgrade your property’s security
Investing in the protection of your home is also beneficial to your community. When you implement a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging crime at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep potential thieves out of your community. Thankfully, modern smart homes provide more security tools than past iterations. You can have smart lighting turn on automatically - a fantastic choice when you’re not there - and even check video surveillance feeds right from your mobile. Some exterior surveillance devices and video doorbells even have built-in security measures to ward off prowlers. Connecting your residence to 24-hour monitoring specialists is another essential measure and results in a prompt response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Your neighbors are integral to your community - get to know them!
You might be amazed by the number of individuals who honestly aren’t close to their neighbors. Forming a network of support within your community is vital. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like get the mail on vacations, look after animals, and even take notice of odd disturbances. Some neighborhoods may have their own social networking site. Make certain you’ve joined, as this is a great way to stay informed about what’s going on in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your home and its surroundings has a safety element too. An unkempt yard could be appealing to prospective intruders, as it gives the impression you may be negligent about your home’s safety as well. Furthermore, wild trees and shrubs near entrance points can create unwelcome hideouts. Keep your property properly groomed, and think about using surveillance cameras to keep close watch of your exterior. Combining your outdoor surveillance with motion-sensing lights is another great idea.
4. Don’t share more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to attract unlawful behavior by sharing too much information on social networks. Never announce that you will be away from home, as you never know who’s going to see it. Alternatively, keep this info confidential with dependable neighbors and family members who will be watching over your property.
Do your part to keep your Salem neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some ideas on how to keep your Salem neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (503) 994-1230 today to learn how you can bolster your home’s defense. A skilled Vivint representative is standing by to help you design a state-of-the-art smart home.