1. Invest in your home’s defense
Investing in your property’s protection is also a plus for your community. By setting up an integrated home security system, you’re not only discouraging crime at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep prospective thieves out of your neighborhood. Fortunately, today’s smart homes supply more security devices than what you had in the past. You can have lights turn on automatically - a fantastic feature when you’re not there - and even monitor video surveillance feeds directly from your mobile. Some exterior cameras and video doorbells even have built-in security measures to ward off intruders. Aligning your property to 24-hour monitoring experts is another vital measure and provides a prompt response if an emergency arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You may be amazed by the number of people who honestly aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Establishing a network of support within your area is vital. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like bring in the mail on trips, care for animals, and even take notice of suspicious occurrences. Some neighborhoods might run their own social media page. Make sure you’ve joined, as this is a fantastic way to stay informed about what’s taking place in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but keeping up your home and its surroundings has a security component as well. A neglected yard might be inviting to would-be invaders, as it gives the impression you might be lax about your home’s protection as well. Additionally, wild trees and hedges near entryways can create unintended hiding spots. Keep your property properly groomed, and consider using video cameras to closely look after your exterior. Combining your security cameras with motion-detecting lighting is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing too much on social media
You don’t want to attract criminal activity by sharing too much on online platforms. Never publicize that you are going to be on vacation, as you never know who’s going to view your post. Alternatively, keep this information private with close neighbors and family members who will be watching over your home.
Help keep your Lancaster neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few ideas on how to keep your Lancaster neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Contact (717) 922-5237 today to see how you can bolster your home’s defense. A skilled Vivint team member is ready to help you personalize a state-of-the-art smart home.