1. Make an investment in your home’s security
Investing in your property’s protection is also an investment in your community. When you implement a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging crime at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep possible intruders out of your local area. Luckily, modern smart homes supply more security measures than past iterations. You can have lights automatically turn on - an excellent benefit when you’re away - and even check video camera feeds right from your phone. Some outdoor surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have built-in deterrents to ward off prowlers. Connecting your residence to 24/7 monitoring specialists is another essential measure and provides an instant response if an emergency arises.
2. Your neighbors are part of your community - get to know them!
You may be surprised by the number of people who really aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Establishing a support system within your area is essential. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like keep up with the mail on trips, watch animals, and even take note of odd activity. Some communities may have their own social networking site. Be sure you’re on it, as this is a fantastic way to keep up with what’s happening in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a safety component too. An untidy yard may be appealing to potential intruders, as it gives the impression you might be lax about your home’s safety as well. Additionally, untamed trees and shrubs near entrance points can provide unintended hiding places. Keep things properly groomed, and consider using surveillance cameras to closely look after your perimeter. Pairing your outdoor surveillance with motion-detecting lighting is another fantastic idea.
4. Don’t share more than you should on social media
You don’t want to encourage unlawful activity by posting too much information on social media. Never publicize that you will be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to view it. Alternatively, keep this info private with dependable neighbors and family members who will be looking after your residence.
Help keep your Albany neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple tips on how to keep your Albany neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Contact (518) 900-7096 today to discover how you can bolster your home’s security. A skilled Vivint agent is happy to help you design a modern and responsive smart home.