1. Invest in your property’s defense
Investing in the protection of your home is also beneficial to your community. By installing a complete home security system, you’re not only deterring crime at your place, but you’re also helping to keep possible thieves out of your local area. Fortunately, modern smart homes provide more adaptability and security than ever before. You can have lights automatically illuminate - a great choice when you’re not there - and even view footage from your surveillance system directly from your mobile. Some outside cameras and doorbell cameras even have incorporated preventive measures to ward off prowlers. Connecting your residence to a round-the-clock monitoring team is another essential measure and provides an immediate response if an emergency arises.
2. Your neighbors are part of your community - get to know them!
You might be shocked by the number of residents who truly aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Forming a support system within your community is crucial. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like keep up with the mail on trips, watch furry friends, and even report odd occurrences. Some communities might have their own social networking page. Be sure you’re on it, as this is a fantastic way to stay informed about what’s happening in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your home and its surroundings has a safety element too. A neglected yard may be inviting to prospective invaders, as it gives the impression you may be careless about your home’s security too. Furthermore, untamed trees and bushes near entrance points can create unwelcome hiding spots. Keep your property neat and tidy, and think about using outdoor cameras to keep close watch of your surroundings. Pairing your surveillance with motion-sensing lighting is another excellent idea.
4. Don’t share too much on social networks
You don’t want to attract criminal activity by circulating too much information on social media. Never publicize that you will be away from home, as you never know who’s going to view your post. As an alternative, keep this information private with trusted neighbors and loved ones who will be taking care of your residence.
Help keep your Davenport neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple tips on how to keep your Davenport neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Dial (563) 674-6116 today to learn how you can improve your home’s protection. A knowledgeable Vivint agent is ready to help you customize a fully integrated smart home.