1. Invest in your property’s protection
Investing in the protection of your home is also a plus for your community. When you set up an integrated home security system, you’re not only dissuading invasions at your property, but you’re also helping to keep prospective thieves out of your local area. Thankfully, today’s smart homes provide more security devices than ever before. You can have lights turn on automatically - a fantastic choice when you’re away - and even view streams from your surveillance system right from your smartphone. Some outdoor cameras and doorbell cameras even have integrated preventive measures to dissuade invaders. Connecting your home to 24-hour monitoring professionals is another essential precaution and provides a swift response if a crisis arises.
2. Foster relationships with your neighbors
You might be surprised by the number of people who honestly don’t know their neighbors. Establishing a support network within your area is vital. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like bring in the mail on trips, watch pets, and even take notice of odd disturbances. Some communities may run their own social media page. Make certain you’ve joined, as this is a great way to keep up with 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 aspect as well. An unkempt yard might be enticing to potential burglars, as it indicates you may be lax about your home’s protection as well. Furthermore, wild trees and shrubs near entrance points can provide unwanted hiding places. Keep your yard properly groomed, and think about using surveillance devices to keep an eye on your exterior. Combining your surveillance with motion-sensing lights is another excellent idea.
4. Avoid sharing too much on social networks
You don’t want to encourage criminal activity by posting too much information on social networks. Never publicize that you are going to be out of town, as you never know who’s going to see your post. Instead, keep these details confidential with dependable neighbors and loved ones who will be looking after your property.
Do your part to keep your Baltimore neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some suggestions on how to keep your Baltimore neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Dial (410) 231-7697 today to discover how you can bolster your home’s security. A friendly Vivint representative is ready to help you personalize a state-of-the-art smart home.