1. Invest in your property’s security
Investing in your home’s protection is also a plus for your community. By setting up a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging criminal behavior at your property, but you’re also helping to keep prospective burglars out of your local area. Luckily, contemporary smart homes give you more security tools than past iterations. You can have smart lighting turn on automatically - a great feature when you’re not there - and even view video surveillance recordings directly from your smartphone. Some exterior cameras and doorbell cameras even have incorporated preventive measures to scare off invaders. Aligning your residence to a round-the-clock monitoring staff is another vital precaution and results in a swift response if an emergency situation arises.
2. Foster relationships with your neighbors
You may be surprised by the number of residents who truly aren’t close to their neighbors. Establishing a network of support within your neighborhood is crucial. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like keep up with the mail on trips, watch pets, and even take note of suspicious occurrences. Some communities may operate their own social networking site. Make sure you’re on it, as this is a great way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a security aspect too. An untidy yard could be inviting to would-be burglars, as it gives the impression you may be negligent about your home’s safety too. In addition, untamed trees and shrubs near entrance points can provide unwanted hiding spots. Keep your property neat and tidy, and consider using video cameras to keep close watch of your surroundings. Pairing your surveillance with motion-detecting lighting is another fantastic idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social networks
You don’t want to encourage criminal activity by posting too much on social media. Never broadcast that you will be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to view your post. Instead, keep this information private with dependable neighbors and family members who will be taking care of your home.
Help keep your Lexington neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some tips on how to keep your Lexington neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Call (859) 203-1366 today to see how you can improve your home’s security. A friendly Vivint agent is standing by to help you design a state-of-the-art smart home.