1. Upgrade your property’s defense
Investing in your home’s protection is also a plus for your community. When you install a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only dissuading crime at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep potential intruders out of your local area. Fortunately, modern smart homes provide more versatility and security than ever before. You can have smart lighting automatically turn on - a fantastic feature when you’re not home - and even monitor footage from your video cameras right from your phone. Some outside surveillance devices and doorbell cameras even have incorporated security measures to ward off invaders. Connecting your residence to a round-the-clock monitoring team is another essential precaution and results in a rapid response if a crisis arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You might be surprised by the number of people who really aren’t close to their neighbors. Building a support network within your neighborhood is vital. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for one another, like get the mail on vacations, watch pets, and even take note of odd occurrences. Some communities may operate their own social networking site. Be sure you’re connected, as this is a great way to stay in the know about what’s taking place in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but maintaining your property has a safety aspect as well. An untidy yard could be inviting to potential burglars, as it conveys you might be careless about your home’s protection as well. In addition, overgrown trees and bushes near entrance points can produce unintended hiding places. Keep your yard neat and tidy, and think about using surveillance cameras to keep an eye on your exterior. Combining your security cameras with motion-sensing lighting is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing too much on social networks
You don’t want to attract illegal activity by posting too much on online platforms. Never publicize that you will be on vacation, as you don’t really know who’s going to see your post. Instead, keep these details confidential with dependable neighbors and loved ones who will be taking care of your home.
Help keep your Akron neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple suggestions on how to keep your Akron neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Dial (330) 632-1171 today to see how you can upgrade your home’s defense. A skilled Vivint agent is ready to help you personalize a state-of-the-art smart home.