1. Invest in your home’s security
Investing in your property’s protection is also beneficial to your community. By setting up a complete home security system, you’re not only discouraging crime at your place, but you’re also helping to keep potential thieves out of your local area. Thankfully, contemporary smart homes supply more flexibility and security than what you had in the past. You can have smart bulbs switch on automatically - an excellent choice when you’re away - and even view footage from your video cameras directly from your phone. Some outside cameras and video doorbells even have incorporated preventive measures to scare off intruders. Connecting your residence to round-the-clock monitoring experts is another essential measure and helps ensure a swift response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Your neighbors are integral to your community - get to know them!
You may be amazed by the number of residents who really aren’t close to their neighbors. Establishing a network of support within your area is crucial. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like keep up with the mail on trips, watch furry friends, and even take notice of suspicious activity. Some neighborhood communities might have their own social networking site. Be sure you’re on it, as this is a great way to keep up with what’s taking place in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a security aspect as well. An untidy yard may be appealing to potential invaders, as it gives the impression you might be lax about your home’s security as well. Additionally, wild trees and shrubs near access points can provide unwanted hiding spots. Keep your property well maintained, and think about using surveillance devices to closely look after your surroundings. Pairing your security cameras with motion-sensing lighting is another great idea.
4. Don’t share more than you need to on social websites
You don’t want to attract illegal behavior by sharing too much information on social media. Never announce that you will be on vacation, as you don’t really know who’s going to view the post. Instead, keep this info confidential with close neighbors and loved ones who will be taking care of your residence.
Help keep your Salinas neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some suggestions on how to keep your Salinas neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Call (831) 400-5196 today to see how you can improve your home’s security. A friendly Vivint agent is ready to help you customize a modern and responsive smart home.