1. Invest in your home’s protection
Investing in your home’s protection is also a plus for your community. When you set up a complete home security system, you’re not only deterring invasions at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep prospective burglars out of your neighborhood. Fortunately, today’s smart homes supply more security measures than ever before. You can have smart bulbs automatically turn on - a great choice when you’re not home - and even check footage from your video cameras directly from your mobile. Some outdoor cameras and video doorbells even have incorporated deterrents to dissuade intruders. Linking your property to 24-hour monitoring professionals is another essential measure and helps ensure a rapid response if an emergency arises.
2. Your neighbors are part of your community - get to know them!
You may be shocked by the number of residents who truly don’t know their neighbors. Forming a network of support within your neighborhood is vital. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like keep up with the mail on vacations, care for furry friends, and even take note of suspicious occurrences. Some neighborhoods may run their own social media page. Make sure you’re connected, as this is a fantastic way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but keeping up your property has a security component too. An unkempt yard may be enticing to potential invaders, as it conveys you may be negligent about your home’s protection too. In addition, wild trees and shrubs near entrance points can produce unwanted hiding spots. Keep your yard properly groomed, and think about using outdoor cameras to keep an eye on your exterior. Combining your outdoor surveillance with motion-sensing lights is another fantastic idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social networks
You don’t want to attract unlawful behavior by posting too much info on social networks. Never publicize that you are going to be out of town, as you don’t know who’s going to see your post. Alternatively, keep these details confidential with dependable neighbors and relatives who will be watching over your residence.
Do your part to keep your Hammond neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some suggestions on how to keep your Hammond neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Dial (219) 500-8943 today to see how you can improve your home’s protection. A knowledgeable Vivint agent is ready to help you customize a modern and responsive smart home.