1. Make an investment in your property’s defense
Investing in the protection of your home is also an investment in your community. By installing a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only deterring criminal behavior at your place, but you’re also helping to keep potential thieves out of your local area. Thankfully, modern smart homes provide more adaptability and security than ever before. You can have smart lighting automatically illuminate - a great choice when you’re not there - and even view footage from your surveillance cameras directly from your smartphone. Some outdoor surveillance systems and video doorbells even have built-in preventive measures to ward off invaders. Aligning your home to a 24-7 monitoring team is another vital step and results in a swift response if an emergency situation arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You might be surprised by the number of individuals who really aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Forming a network of support within your neighborhood is vital. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for one another, like keep up with the mail on family getaways, watch furry friends, and even take note of suspicious disturbances. Some neighborhood communities might run their own social media page. Be sure you’re connected, as this is a fantastic way to stay in the know about what’s taking place in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but maintaining your property has a security component too. A neglected yard could be appealing to potential burglars, as it gives the impression you may be careless about your home’s protection too. In addition, untamed trees and shrubs near entrance points can provide unwelcome hiding places. Keep your yard neat and tidy, and think about using video cameras to keep close watch of your surroundings. Pairing your outdoor surveillance with motion-detecting lights is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you should on social media
You don’t want to invite unlawful behavior by posting too much on social media. Never broadcast that you will be on vacation, as you don’t really know who’s going to see it. Alternatively, keep this info private with dependable neighbors and relatives who will be looking after your property.
Help keep your Burlington neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few tips on how to keep your Burlington neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Call (802) 945-2439 today to learn how you can upgrade your home’s security. A knowledgeable Vivint representative is ready to help you customize a fully integrated smart home.