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 criminal behavior at your property, but you’re also helping to keep prospective intruders out of your community. Thankfully, modern smart homes give you more flexibility and security than what you had in the past. You can have lights automatically switch on - an excellent choice when you’re away - and even view footage from your surveillance cameras right from your smartphone. Some outside surveillance devices and video doorbells even have built-in deterrents to dissuade prowlers. Linking your property to round-the-clock monitoring professionals is another essential step and helps ensure a swift response if an emergency situation arises.
2. Your neighbors are part of your community - get to know them!
You might be surprised by the number of individuals who honestly aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Building a support network within your community is crucial. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for each other, like keep up with the mail on trips, watch animals, and even report suspicious activity. Some communities may operate their own social networking site. Be sure you’ve joined, as this is a fantastic way to stay in the know about what’s happening in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but maintaining your home and its surroundings has a safety aspect as well. An unkempt yard could be enticing to prospective burglars, as it conveys you might be careless about your home’s protection as well. Additionally, untamed trees and shrubs near entrance points can provide unintended hideouts. Keep your property properly groomed, and consider using video cameras to closely look after your surroundings. Combining your surveillance with motion-sensing lighting is another great idea.
4. Don’t share more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to attract illegal activity by circulating too much on online platforms. Never publicize that you will be away from home, as you don’t know who’s going to see it. As an alternative, keep these details private with dependable neighbors and relatives who will be watching over your property.
Help keep your Rockford neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple tips on how to keep your Rockford neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Dial (815) 362-1830 today to see how you can improve your home’s security. A skilled Vivint agent is happy to help you personalize a state-of-the-art smart home.