1. Invest in your home’s protection
Investing in your property’s protection is also an investment in your community. By installing a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only dissuading crime at your place, but you’re also helping to keep potential intruders out of your neighborhood. Thankfully, contemporary smart homes supply more versatility and security than ever before. You can have lights illuminate automatically - a great choice when you’re not there - and even check footage from your surveillance cameras straight from your smartphone. Some outside surveillance devices and doorbell cameras even have integrated deterrents to dissuade prowlers. Aligning your property to 24/7 monitoring professionals is another important precaution and results in a rapid response if a crisis arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You may be surprised by the number of residents who truly don’t know their neighbors. Establishing a support system within your neighborhood is vital. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like get the mail on vacations, look after animals, and even take notice of suspicious activity. Some neighborhood communities may operate their own social networking page. Be sure you’re connected, as this is a great way to stay in the know about what’s taking place in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but taking care of your home and its surroundings has a security component too. A neglected yard could be inviting to would-be burglars, as it conveys you may be lax about your home’s protection as well. Additionally, overgrown trees and hedges near access points can create unwanted hiding spots. Keep your property neat and tidy, and think about using video cameras to keep an eye on your exterior. Linking your surveillance with motion-detecting lighting is another excellent idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to invite unlawful behavior by sharing too much info on online platforms. Never broadcast that you are going to be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to be reading your post. Alternatively, keep this information private with dependable neighbors and loved ones who will be watching over your home.
Help keep your Louisville neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some ideas on how to keep your Louisville neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Contact (502) 483-0778 today to see how you can improve your home’s defense. A skilled Vivint team member is happy to help you customize a modern and responsive smart home.