1. Upgrade your property’s defense
Investing in your property’s protection is also a plus for your community. By setting up a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging criminal behavior at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep prospective thieves out of your community. Luckily, modern smart homes give you more security tools than ever before. You can have lights automatically illuminate - a great benefit when you’re not there - and even check video camera feeds directly from your mobile. Some outside surveillance devices and doorbell cameras even have built-in deterrents to scare off intruders. Linking your residence to a 24-7 monitoring staff is another important step and helps ensure an instant response if an emergency situation arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You may be amazed by the number of people who truly don’t know their neighbors. Forming a support network within your neighborhood is vital. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like bring in the mail on family getaways, look after furry friends, and even take note of odd disturbances. Some communities might run their own social media page. Make sure you’ve joined, as this is a great way to stay in the know about what’s taking place in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but maintaining your property has a safety aspect too. An untidy yard could be appealing to potential intruders, as it gives the impression you might be negligent about your home’s security as well. In addition, wild trees and bushes near access points can provide unwelcome hiding spots. Keep things neat and tidy, and think about using video cameras to keep close watch of your perimeter. Linking your surveillance with motion-detecting lights is another excellent 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 social media. Never announce that you are going to be out of town, as you don’t know who’s going to see your post. Alternatively, keep this information confidential with dependable neighbors and family members who will be watching over your home.
Help keep your Greenville neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some suggestions on how to keep your Greenville neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Dial (252) 648-6502 today to learn how you can improve your home’s defense. A friendly Vivint representative is happy to help you customize a fully integrated smart home.