1. Make an investment in your home’s defense
Investing in the protection of your home is also an investment in your community. When you implement a complete home security system, you’re not only dissuading criminal behavior at your property, but you’re also helping to keep possible intruders out of your local area. Luckily, modern smart homes provide more adaptability and security than ever before. You can have smart lighting automatically turn on - a great feature when you’re not there - and even monitor video camera streams right from your smartphone. Some outdoor surveillance devices and video doorbells even have incorporated deterrents to scare off invaders. Aligning your property to a 24-7 monitoring staff is another essential measure and helps ensure an instant response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You might be amazed by the number of people who truly don’t know their neighbors. Establishing a support system within your community is important. You’ll be able to perform tasks for one another, like keep up with the mail on trips, look after pets, and even take notice of suspicious disturbances. Some neighborhoods might have their own social networking page. Make certain you’re connected, as this is a excellent way to stay informed about what’s happening in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your home and its surroundings has a security aspect too. An unkempt yard could be appealing to prospective burglars, as it conveys you might be negligent about your home’s protection as well. In addition, overgrown trees and hedges near entryways can create unintended hiding spots. Keep your property properly groomed, and think about using outdoor cameras to keep an eye on your perimeter. Linking your surveillance with motion-sensing lights is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to attract unlawful activity by posting too much on social media. Never publicize that you will be on vacation, as you don’t really know who’s going to view your post. As an alternative, keep these details confidential with close neighbors and relatives who will be taking care of your residence.
Do your part to keep your Sioux City neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few suggestions on how to keep your Sioux City neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Dial (712) 600-3453 today to see how you can bolster your home’s defense. A skilled Vivint agent is standing by to help you design a fully integrated smart home.