1. Make an investment in your property’s security
Investing in your home’s protection is also an investment in your community. By implementing an integrated home security system, you’re not only deterring crime at your property, but you’re also helping to keep possible intruders out of your local area. Fortunately, contemporary smart homes provide more flexibility and security than ever before. You can have lights automatically switch on - an excellent choice when you’re away - and even monitor streams from your surveillance system straight from your mobile. Some outside surveillance devices and video doorbells even have integrated security measures to ward off invaders. Aligning your property to 24-hour monitoring experts is another vital step and helps ensure a rapid response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Foster relationships with your neighbors
You may be amazed by the number of residents who truly don’t know their neighbors. Establishing a support system within your area is essential. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like bring in the mail on vacations, watch furry friends, and even report suspicious occurrences. Some neighborhood communities may run their own social networking site. Make sure you’re connected, as this is a fantastic way to keep up with what’s happening in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but keeping up your home and its surroundings has a safety element too. A neglected yard may be inviting to prospective intruders, as it indicates you might be careless about your home’s safety too. Additionally, wild trees and shrubs near entrance points can create unwelcome hideouts. Keep things neat and tidy, and consider using outdoor cameras to keep close watch of your surroundings. Pairing your security cameras with motion-sensing lighting is another excellent idea.
4. Avoid sharing too much on social media
You don’t want to invite unlawful behavior by sharing too much information on social networks. Never publicize that you will be on vacation, as you never know who’s going to be reading your post. Instead, keep this info private with trusted neighbors and loved ones who will be looking after your home.
Help keep your Bend neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple ideas on how to keep your Bend neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Contact (541) 327-4968 today to learn 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.