1. Upgrade your property’s defense
Investing in your property’s protection is also an investment in your community. By setting up an integrated home security system, you’re not only deterring crime at your place, but you’re also helping to keep potential intruders out of your community. Luckily, contemporary smart homes provide more adaptability and security than what you had in the past. You can have smart lighting automatically illuminate - a great feature when you’re not there - and even monitor video surveillance feeds straight from your smartphone. Some outdoor surveillance devices and video doorbells even have built-in deterrents to dissuade prowlers. Connecting your home to 24-hour monitoring specialists is another essential precaution and helps ensure a swift response if an emergency arises.
2. Your neighbors are a vital aspect of your community - get to know them!
You might be amazed by the number of residents who really don’t know their neighbors. Forming a support system within your neighborhood is vital. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like bring in the mail on vacations, care for animals, and even take notice of unusual disturbances. Some neighborhoods may have their own social networking page. Make sure you’re connected, as this is a great way to stay informed about what’s going on in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but maintaining your property has a security aspect too. An untidy yard could be inviting to potential invaders, as it conveys you might be negligent about your home’s security as well. Additionally, overgrown trees and bushes near entryways can produce unwelcome hideouts. Keep your property neat and tidy, and think about using outdoor cameras to closely look after your perimeter. Linking your security cameras with motion-sensing lights is another fantastic idea.
4. Don’t share more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to invite illegal behavior by sharing too much info on social media. Never publicize that you will be out of town, as you don’t know who’s going to be reading your post. As an alternative, keep this information confidential with trusted neighbors and family members who will be looking after your property.
Do your part to keep your Athens neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few ideas on how to keep your Athens neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Dial (706) 800-8603 today to learn how you can improve your home’s protection. A knowledgeable Vivint agent is standing by to help you customize a modern and responsive smart home.