1. Upgrade your home’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 crime at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep possible burglars out of your local area. Thankfully, contemporary smart homes give you more security tools than ever before. You can have smart bulbs switch on automatically - an excellent choice when you’re away - and even monitor footage from your video cameras right from your mobile. Some outside surveillance devices and doorbell cameras even have built-in security measures to ward off invaders. Linking your home to a round-the-clock monitoring staff is another vital precaution and provides a rapid response if an emergency arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You may be shocked by the number of people who truly aren’t close to their neighbors. Forming a network of support within your area is important. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like bring in the mail on family getaways, watch animals, and even take notice of suspicious disturbances. Some neighborhood communities may operate 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 going on in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a security component too. An untidy yard could be inviting to prospective burglars, as it indicates you may be lax about your home’s safety too. Furthermore, wild trees and hedges near access points can create unintended hideouts. Keep your yard neat and tidy, and think about using outdoor cameras to closely look after your perimeter. Pairing your surveillance with motion-detecting lights is another fantastic idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social networks
You don’t want to encourage unlawful activity by sharing too much information on social media. Never publicize that you will be out of town, as you don’t know who’s going to be reading your post. Instead, keep this information private with trusted neighbors and loved ones who will be watching over your residence.
Help keep your Orange County neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some suggestions on how to keep your Orange County neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (714) 769-8364 today to learn how you can upgrade your home’s protection. A knowledgeable Vivint representative is ready to help you design a fully integrated smart home.