1. Make an investment in your home’s defense
Investing in your home’s protection is also a plus for your community. When you implement an integrated home security system, you’re not only dissuading invasions at your property, but you’re also helping to keep potential thieves out of your neighborhood. Luckily, modern smart homes give you more versatility and security than ever before. You can have lights automatically turn on - a fantastic choice when you’re not home - and even monitor streams from your surveillance system right from your phone. Some exterior surveillance systems and video doorbells even have built-in security measures to dissuade invaders. Aligning your residence to a round-the-clock monitoring team is another important precaution and provides a swift response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Your neighbors are integral to your community - get to know them!
You might be surprised by the number of residents who truly aren’t close to their neighbors. Forming a network of support within your area is vital. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for each other, like bring in the mail on vacations, look after furry friends, and even take notice of unusual disturbances. Some communities may have their own social media page. Make certain you’re on it, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s happening in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but keeping up your home and its surroundings has a security component too. A neglected yard may be inviting to would-be invaders, as it conveys you might be lax about your home’s safety as well. Furthermore, untamed trees and bushes near entryways can produce unintended hiding places. Keep things properly groomed, and consider using surveillance devices to keep an eye on your exterior. Combining your surveillance with motion-detecting lights is another great idea.
4. Don’t share more than you should on social media
You don’t want to attract criminal activity by circulating too much information on social media. Never broadcast that you will be on vacation, as you never know who’s going to view your post. Instead, keep this info private with close neighbors and family members who will be looking after your property.
Help keep your Peoria neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple ideas on how to keep your Peoria neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (309) 332-1063 today to discover how you can bolster your home’s protection. A knowledgeable Vivint team member is standing by to help you customize a fully integrated smart home.