1. Invest in your property’s security
Investing in the protection of your home is also a plus for your community. When you set up a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging invasions at your place, but you’re also helping to keep possible thieves out of your local area. Luckily, modern smart homes supply more security devices than past iterations. You can have smart lighting switch on automatically - a great benefit when you’re away - and even view video camera streams straight from your smartphone. Some outdoor surveillance systems and video doorbells even have incorporated preventive measures to ward off invaders. Aligning your property to 24/7 monitoring specialists is another vital step and provides a rapid response if a crisis arises.
2. Your neighbors are a vital aspect of your community - get to know them!
You may be amazed by the number of people who truly aren’t close to their neighbors. Forming a network of support within your area is vital. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like bring in the mail on trips, care for pets, and even take note of unusual occurrences. Some neighborhoods may have their own social media page. Be sure you’ve joined, as this is a great way to keep up with what’s going on in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your home and its surroundings has a safety component too. An unkempt yard could be appealing to would-be invaders, as it gives the impression you might be careless about your home’s protection too. Additionally, overgrown trees and hedges near access points can produce unwelcome hiding spots. Keep your yard properly groomed, and consider using surveillance devices to closely look after your perimeter. Linking your outdoor surveillance with motion-sensing lights is another fantastic idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to encourage criminal activity by circulating too much on social networks. Never announce that you will be out of town, as you don’t really know who’s going to view the post. Instead, keep this info private with trusted neighbors and relatives who will be looking after your residence.
Help keep your Philadelphia neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few tips on how to keep your Philadelphia neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Call (267) 493-0789 today to see how you can improve your home’s security. A knowledgeable Vivint team member is happy to help you personalize a fully integrated smart home.