1. Invest in your property’s security
Investing in your property’s protection is also beneficial to your community. When you install a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only dissuading invasions at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep possible thieves out of your community. Luckily, today’s smart homes provide more versatility and security than past iterations. You can have smart lighting illuminate automatically - a great feature when you’re not there - and even check footage from your surveillance system straight from your phone. Some outdoor surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have built-in deterrents to scare off prowlers. Connecting your property to a round-the-clock monitoring staff is another vital measure and results in an instant response if an emergency arises.
2. Your neighbors are part of your community - get to know them!
You might be amazed by the number of individuals who really aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Forming a support system within your area is important. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like bring in the mail on vacations, watch animals, and even take notice of odd occurrences. Some neighborhoods might operate their own social networking site. Make sure you’re on it, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but maintaining your property has a security aspect too. A neglected yard could be appealing to potential burglars, as it indicates you might be careless about your home’s safety too. Furthermore, overgrown trees and bushes near access points can produce unintended hiding spots. Keep things well maintained, and consider using outdoor cameras to keep close watch of your perimeter. Pairing your security cameras with motion-detecting lights is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing too much on social networks
You don’t want to invite criminal behavior by circulating too much information on social media. Never broadcast that you will be on vacation, as you never know who’s going to be reading the post. Instead, keep this info private with dependable neighbors and family members who will be watching over your home.
Help keep your Charleston neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some tips on how to keep your Charleston neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Dial (304) 902-6244 today to learn how you can bolster your home’s protection. A knowledgeable Vivint agent is standing by to help you design a fully integrated smart home.