1. Invest in your property’s defense
Investing in your home’s protection is also a plus for your community. By implementing an integrated home security system, you’re not only discouraging criminal behavior at your property, but you’re also helping to keep prospective burglars out of your local area. Luckily, modern smart homes provide more security tools than what you had in the past. You can have smart lighting automatically illuminate - a fantastic benefit when you’re away - and even monitor video camera feeds right from your smartphone. Some exterior cameras and video doorbells even have integrated deterrents to ward off prowlers. Linking your property to round-the-clock monitoring experts is another vital measure and results in an instant response if a crisis arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You might be surprised by the number of residents who really aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Establishing a support network within your area is important. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like keep up with the mail on family getaways, care for furry friends, and even take notice of unusual disturbances. Some neighborhoods may have their own social media page. Be sure you’ve joined, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s happening in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but maintaining your property has a safety aspect as well. A neglected yard may be enticing to would-be burglars, as it indicates you may be lax about your home’s safety too. Additionally, wild trees and bushes near access points can provide unintended hideouts. Keep your yard neat and tidy, and consider using outdoor cameras to closely look after your surroundings. Pairing your surveillance with motion-detecting lighting is another great idea.
4. Don’t share more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to attract unlawful behavior by circulating too much information on online platforms. Never publicize that you will be on vacation, as you don’t really know who’s going to view it. Alternatively, keep these details private with dependable neighbors and family members who will be looking after your property.
Help keep your Charlotte neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some suggestions on how to keep your Charlotte neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (704) 457-8797 today to see how you can bolster your home’s protection. A friendly Vivint representative is happy to help you customize a state-of-the-art smart home.