1. Invest in your home’s security
Investing in your home’s protection is also a plus for your community. When you install a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging crime at your place, but you’re also helping to keep prospective intruders out of your community. Fortunately, modern smart homes give you more versatility and security than what you had in the past. You can have smart lighting switch on automatically - a fantastic choice when you’re not home - and even check video camera streams directly from your smartphone. Some exterior surveillance devices and doorbell cameras even have incorporated security measures to dissuade invaders. Aligning your residence to a round-the-clock monitoring team is another important step and provides an immediate response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Your neighbors are part of your community - get to know them!
You may be shocked by the number of individuals who really aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Forming a support network within your area is crucial. You’ll be able to perform tasks for one another, like bring in the mail on vacations, care for animals, and even take notice of odd disturbances. Some neighborhoods may have their own social networking page. Make certain you’ve joined, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but keeping up your property has a security element too. A neglected yard could be enticing to prospective burglars, as it indicates you might be careless about your home’s safety as well. In addition, overgrown trees and hedges near entrance points can create unwanted hideouts. Keep your yard properly groomed, and consider using video cameras to keep close watch of your exterior. Combining your outdoor surveillance with motion-detecting lighting is another excellent idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you should on social media
You don’t want to attract illegal activity by posting too much on social media. Never announce that you will be on vacation, as you never know who’s going to view your post. As an alternative, keep this info private with dependable neighbors and loved ones who will be watching over your home.
Help keep your San Antonio neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some ideas on how to keep your San Antonio neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Call (210) 934-3694 today to see how you can bolster your home’s defense. A friendly Vivint agent is happy to help you design a state-of-the-art smart home.