1. Make an investment in your property’s defense
Investing in your home’s protection is also an investment in your community. By implementing a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only dissuading invasions at your place, but you’re also helping to keep prospective thieves out of your community. Thankfully, contemporary smart homes give you more security measures than past iterations. You can have smart lighting automatically switch on - an excellent choice when you’re not home - and even monitor footage from your video cameras right from your phone. Some exterior surveillance devices and video doorbells even have built-in preventive measures to ward off invaders. Connecting your home 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 part of your community - get to know them!
You may be surprised by the number of people who really aren’t close to their neighbors. Establishing a support network within your neighborhood is vital. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like keep up with the mail on trips, watch furry friends, and even take notice of suspicious disturbances. Some neighborhood communities may have their own social networking site. Make sure you’re connected, as this is a fantastic way to stay informed about what’s going on in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your home and its surroundings has a security component too. An unkempt yard could be appealing to potential burglars, as it indicates you may be negligent about your home’s safety too. Furthermore, wild trees and shrubs near entrance points can create unwanted hideouts. Keep your yard properly groomed, and consider using video cameras to keep an eye on your perimeter. Linking your security cameras with motion-detecting lights is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing too much on social websites
You don’t want to encourage unlawful behavior by sharing too much on social media. Never announce that you are going to be out of town, as you don’t really know who’s going to see the post. As an alternative, keep these details confidential with trusted neighbors and relatives who will be taking care of your home.
Do your part to keep your Appleton neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some ideas on how to keep your Appleton neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (920) 259-2449 today to learn how you can upgrade your home’s security. A friendly Vivint representative is standing by to help you customize a fully integrated smart home.