1. Upgrade your property’s protection
Investing in your home’s protection is also a plus for your community. When you install a complete home security system, you’re not only dissuading criminal behavior at your place, but you’re also helping to keep prospective burglars out of your local area. Fortunately, today’s smart homes provide more security measures than ever before. You can have lights turn on automatically - a fantastic benefit when you’re not home - and even monitor video camera recordings right from your smartphone. Some outdoor surveillance systems and video doorbells even have integrated deterrents to scare off prowlers. Aligning your property to a round-the-clock monitoring team is another vital step and results in an instant response if a crisis arises.
2. Your neighbors are part of your community - get to know them!
You may be amazed by the number of residents who honestly aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Building a network of support within your neighborhood is important. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like bring in the mail on trips, care for furry friends, and even take note of odd activity. Some neighborhoods may have their own social networking site. Make certain you’re on it, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s taking place in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but keeping up your property has a security aspect too. A neglected yard might be enticing to would-be invaders, as it gives the impression you might be negligent about your home’s safety as well. In addition, wild trees and hedges near access points can create unintended hideouts. Keep things well maintained, and consider using outdoor cameras to keep close watch of your exterior. Linking your surveillance with motion-sensing lighting is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social networks
You don’t want to attract criminal activity by sharing too much on social networks. Never announce that you are going to be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to view the post. As an alternative, keep these details private with trusted neighbors and family members who will be taking care of your home.
Help keep your Lubbock neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple suggestions on how to keep your Lubbock neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Dial (806) 615-4325 today to learn how you can improve your home’s protection. A friendly Vivint team member is ready to help you design a state-of-the-art smart home.