1. Make an investment in your property’s protection
Investing in your home’s protection is also beneficial to your community. By implementing an integrated home security system, you’re not only deterring crime at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep possible burglars out of your community. Luckily, modern smart homes provide more versatility and security than what you had in the past. You can have smart lighting switch on automatically - a great choice when you’re away - and even view video camera feeds right from your phone. Some outdoor cameras and video doorbells even have incorporated deterrents to scare off invaders. Linking your home to a 24-7 monitoring staff is another important step and provides a rapid response if a crisis arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You might be amazed by the number of residents who truly aren’t close to their neighbors. Establishing 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 trips, watch animals, and even take notice of odd activity. Some neighborhood communities may operate their own social networking site. Make sure you’ve joined, as this is a fantastic way to stay in the know about what’s happening in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but maintaining your home and its surroundings has a security element too. An unkempt yard might be enticing to would-be intruders, as it conveys you may be careless about your home’s safety too. In addition, untamed trees and shrubs near entryways can provide unwelcome hideouts. Keep your yard well maintained, and think about using video cameras to keep an eye on your exterior. Combining your surveillance with motion-detecting lights is another excellent idea.
4. Avoid sharing too much on social websites
You don’t want to attract unlawful behavior by sharing too much information on social networks. Never announce that you will be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to see the post. Instead, keep this information confidential with dependable neighbors and loved ones who will be looking after your home.
Do your part to keep your Mesa neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some tips on how to keep your Mesa neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Dial (480) 568-6350 today to learn how you can improve your home’s protection. A friendly Vivint agent is ready to help you customize a fully integrated smart home.