1. Upgrade your property’s protection
Investing in the protection of your home is also beneficial to your community. By setting up a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging criminal behavior at your property, but you’re also helping to keep prospective thieves out of your local area. Fortunately, modern smart homes give you more versatility and security than what you had in the past. You can have lights automatically switch on - a great benefit when you’re not home - and even view video camera feeds straight from your smartphone. Some outside surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have incorporated preventive measures to ward off invaders. Linking your residence to a 24-7 monitoring team is another vital step and provides a swift response if an emergency arises.
2. Your neighbors are a vital aspect of your community - get to know them!
You might be amazed by the number of people who honestly aren’t close to their neighbors. Building a support network within your area is important. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like get the mail on vacations, watch furry friends, and even report suspicious activity. Some neighborhood communities may run their own social media page. Be sure you’re on it, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s taking place in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your home and its surroundings has a security component as well. An unkempt yard could be enticing to potential burglars, as it indicates you may be lax about your home’s protection as well. In addition, untamed trees and bushes near entrance points can produce unintended hideouts. Keep your yard neat and tidy, and think about using video cameras to closely look after your exterior. Combining your security cameras with motion-detecting lights is another excellent idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to invite illegal behavior by circulating too much on online platforms. Never publicize that you are going to be on vacation, as you don’t really know who’s going to see your post. As an alternative, keep this info confidential with trusted neighbors and family members who will be taking care of your property.
Do your part to keep your Prescott neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple ideas on how to keep your Prescott neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Dial (928) 267-6739 today to learn how you can bolster your home’s security. A friendly Vivint team member is standing by to help you personalize a modern and responsive smart home.