1. Make an investment in your property’s protection
Investing in your property’s protection is also beneficial to your community. When you implement a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only deterring crime at your property, but you’re also helping to keep potential burglars out of your local area. Thankfully, modern smart homes give you more adaptability and security than what you had in the past. You can have lights switch on automatically - a fantastic choice when you’re not there - and even monitor video surveillance recordings directly from your smartphone. Some exterior surveillance systems and video doorbells even have incorporated deterrents to ward off intruders. Connecting your home to round-the-clock monitoring experts is another important precaution and results in an instant response if an emergency arises.
2. Your neighbors are integral to your community - get to know them!
You might be surprised by the number of people who truly don’t know their neighbors. Building a network of support within your neighborhood is crucial. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like bring in the mail on vacations, watch furry friends, and even take note of suspicious activity. Some neighborhood communities may operate their own social media page. Be sure you’ve joined, as this is a excellent way to stay informed about what’s happening in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a security component too. An untidy yard might be appealing to would-be invaders, as it indicates you may be lax about your home’s safety as well. Additionally, untamed trees and hedges near entryways can provide unintended hiding spots. Keep things properly groomed, and think about using video cameras to keep an eye on your exterior. Pairing your surveillance with motion-sensing lights is another fantastic idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social networks
You don’t want to invite unlawful activity by circulating too much info on online platforms. Never broadcast that you will be on vacation, as you don’t really know who’s going to see it. Alternatively, keep these details private with dependable neighbors and loved ones who will be watching over your home.
Do your part to keep your Dayton neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few ideas on how to keep your Dayton neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Contact (937) 888-2339 today to see how you can bolster your home’s protection. A skilled Vivint team member is happy to help you customize a fully integrated smart home.