1. Upgrade your home’s defense
Investing in your property’s protection is also beneficial to your community. By installing a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging invasions at your place, but you’re also helping to keep potential burglars out of your neighborhood. Thankfully, contemporary smart homes give you more flexibility and security than ever before. You can have smart lighting automatically turn on - a fantastic feature when you’re not home - and even view video surveillance recordings directly from your mobile. Some outdoor surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have integrated preventive measures to dissuade intruders. Linking your residence to a 24-hour monitoring team is another essential measure and helps ensure a swift response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You might be shocked by the number of residents who truly don’t know their neighbors. Building a network of support within your neighborhood is crucial. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like keep up with the mail on vacations, care for pets, and even take note of odd activity. Some neighborhoods might run their own social media page. Be sure you’ve joined, as this is a excellent way to stay informed about what’s taking place in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but keeping up your property has a safety component as well. An unkempt yard may be inviting to potential intruders, as it indicates you may be lax about your home’s safety too. Furthermore, wild trees and bushes near entrance points can create unwanted hideouts. Keep your property properly groomed, and think about using surveillance cameras to keep close watch of your perimeter. Pairing your surveillance with motion-detecting lights is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you should on social media
You don’t want to invite illegal activity by sharing too much information on online platforms. Never announce that you will be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to view it. Instead, keep this information confidential with close neighbors and relatives who will be watching over your property.
Do your part to keep your Trenton neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some tips on how to keep your Trenton neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Contact (609) 928-8223 today to see how you can upgrade your home’s security. A friendly Vivint team member is ready to help you personalize a modern and responsive smart home.