1. Upgrade your property’s protection
Investing in the protection of your home is also an investment in your community. When you install a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only deterring criminal behavior at your property, but you’re also helping to keep possible intruders out of your local area. Thankfully, today’s smart homes provide more security measures than ever before. You can have smart lighting automatically turn on - a fantastic benefit when you’re away - and even view footage from your video cameras right from your smartphone. Some exterior surveillance devices and doorbell cameras even have built-in deterrents to dissuade invaders. Linking your home to a 24-7 monitoring staff is another important precaution and provides a rapid response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Foster relationships with your neighbors
You might be shocked by the number of residents who really aren’t close to their neighbors. Building a support system within your community is crucial. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like get the mail on trips, watch animals, and even report odd disturbances. Some neighborhood communities may operate their own social networking site. Make sure you’re on it, as this is a great way to stay informed about what’s happening in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but maintaining your home and its surroundings has a safety aspect as well. An untidy yard might be enticing to would-be invaders, as it gives the impression you may be lax about your home’s safety as well. Additionally, overgrown trees and bushes near entrance points can create unwanted hiding places. Keep things well maintained, and consider using surveillance devices to keep close watch of your exterior. Pairing your outdoor surveillance with motion-sensing lighting is another excellent idea.
4. Avoid sharing too much on social networks
You don’t want to invite criminal behavior by circulating too much information on online platforms. Never broadcast that you are going to be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to be reading your post. Instead, keep this information confidential with close neighbors and family members who will be looking after your residence.
Help keep your Savannah neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some tips on how to keep your Savannah neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Call (706) 770-6267 today to discover how you can improve your home’s security. A skilled Vivint representative is happy to help you design a modern and responsive smart home.