1. Upgrade your property’s protection
Investing in your property’s protection is also an investment in your community. By implementing an integrated home security system, you’re not only discouraging criminal behavior at your place, but you’re also helping to keep potential thieves out of your neighborhood. Fortunately, today’s smart homes provide more flexibility and security than what you had in the past. You can have lights switch on automatically - an excellent choice when you’re not there - and even view video camera recordings right from your mobile. Some exterior surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have incorporated preventive measures to scare off invaders. Linking your home to a round-the-clock monitoring staff is another essential step and provides an immediate response if an emergency situation arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You may be shocked by the number of residents who honestly aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Establishing a network of support within your area is important. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like keep up with the mail on family getaways, care for pets, and even take note of unusual activity. Some neighborhood communities may run their own social networking page. Make certain you’ve joined, as this is a great 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 keeping up your property has a safety component too. An unkempt yard might be inviting to potential invaders, as it conveys you may be careless about your home’s security as well. Additionally, overgrown trees and shrubs near entrance points can provide unwanted hideouts. Keep your yard neat and tidy, and think about using surveillance cameras to keep close watch of your surroundings. Linking your outdoor surveillance with motion-sensing lights is another great idea.
4. Don’t share more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to attract criminal activity by circulating too much info on social networks. Never announce that you will be on vacation, as you never know who’s going to be reading the post. Alternatively, keep this information confidential with dependable neighbors and relatives who will be watching over your residence.
Do your part to keep your Mansfield neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some tips on how to keep your Mansfield neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Call (419) 614-6093 today to see how you can bolster your home’s protection. A friendly Vivint agent is happy to help you design a modern and responsive smart home.