1. Invest in your property’s defense
Investing in the protection of your home is also an investment in your community. By installing an integrated home security system, you’re not only dissuading criminal behavior at your place, but you’re also helping to keep potential burglars out of your neighborhood. Fortunately, contemporary smart homes give you more security measures than past iterations. You can have smart lighting turn on automatically - a great feature when you’re not home - and even check video camera streams right from your mobile. Some outdoor cameras and video doorbells even have integrated preventive measures to scare off invaders. Connecting your home to 24/7 monitoring experts is another vital precaution and helps ensure an immediate response if a crisis arises.
2. Your neighbors are integral to your community - get to know them!
You may be shocked by the number of individuals who really aren’t close to their neighbors. Building a support network within your community is important. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like bring in the mail on trips, watch furry friends, and even take note of odd disturbances. Some communities may run their own social networking site. Make sure you’re on it, as this is a great way to stay informed about what’s taking place in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a safety element too. An unkempt yard might be enticing to potential intruders, as it indicates you might be negligent about your home’s security as well. Additionally, overgrown trees and hedges near entryways can provide unwanted hiding places. Keep your yard well maintained, and think about using outdoor cameras to keep close watch of your perimeter. Pairing your surveillance with motion-detecting lighting is another excellent idea.
4. Don’t share more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to invite unlawful behavior by posting too much on social media. Never announce that you will be out of town, as you never know who’s going to be reading it. As an alternative, keep these details private with close neighbors and relatives who will be taking care of your residence.
Do your part to keep your Rochester neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple suggestions on how to keep your Rochester neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Call (507) 710-3863 today to see how you can improve your home’s protection. A knowledgeable Vivint team member is happy to help you customize a state-of-the-art smart home.