1. Upgrade your home’s protection
Investing in your property’s protection is also an investment in your community. By installing a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging invasions at your property, but you’re also helping to keep prospective burglars out of your neighborhood. Fortunately, modern smart homes give you more security tools than ever before. You can have smart bulbs automatically switch on - an excellent feature when you’re not there - and even monitor footage from your surveillance cameras straight from your mobile. Some outside surveillance systems and video doorbells even have incorporated deterrents to ward off invaders. Linking your home to a round-the-clock monitoring staff is another essential step and helps ensure a prompt response if a crisis arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You might be amazed by the number of individuals who really don’t know their neighbors. Forming a support system within your community is essential. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like keep up with the mail on family getaways, look after pets, and even take notice of odd occurrences. Some neighborhoods may operate their own social media page. Be sure you’re connected, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s happening in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but keeping up your property has a security aspect as well. An unkempt yard might be appealing to prospective invaders, as it conveys you may be careless about your home’s protection as well. Additionally, overgrown trees and bushes near access points can provide unintended hiding spots. Keep things well maintained, and think about using outdoor cameras to keep an eye on your surroundings. Linking your surveillance with motion-sensing lights is another excellent idea.
4. Avoid sharing too much on social networks
You don’t want to invite criminal activity by posting too much information on social networks. Never broadcast that you are going to be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to be reading the post. Instead, keep this information private with close neighbors and loved ones who will be looking after your residence.
Do your part to keep your Colorado Springs neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some tips on how to keep your Colorado Springs neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Dial (719) 666-9853 today to see how you can improve your home’s security. A skilled Vivint representative is happy to help you design a state-of-the-art smart home.