1. Upgrade your home’s protection
Investing in the protection of your home is also beneficial to your community. By implementing a complete home security system, you’re not only discouraging invasions at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep prospective thieves out of your local area. Luckily, contemporary smart homes give you more adaptability and security than past iterations. You can have lights switch on automatically - a great choice when you’re away - and even monitor streams from your video cameras directly from your smartphone. Some outdoor surveillance systems and video doorbells even have integrated security measures to ward off intruders. Linking your residence to a 24-7 monitoring staff is another important precaution and results in an immediate response if an emergency situation arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You might be amazed by the number of people who truly aren’t close to their neighbors. Establishing a support network within your area is crucial. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for one another, like bring in the mail on trips, watch pets, and even report odd occurrences. Some neighborhood communities might have their own social media page. Make sure you’re on it, as this is a fantastic way to stay informed about what’s going on in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but keeping up your property has a safety element as well. A neglected yard may be inviting to potential intruders, as it gives the impression you might be negligent about your home’s safety as well. Furthermore, overgrown trees and shrubs near entryways can provide unwelcome hiding places. Keep your yard properly groomed, and consider using surveillance devices to keep close watch of your perimeter. Combining your security cameras with motion-sensing lights is another great idea.
4. Don’t share too much on social media
You don’t want to invite criminal activity by circulating too much on online platforms. Never broadcast that you will be away from home, as you don’t know who’s going to view it. Alternatively, keep these details confidential with trusted neighbors and family members who will be watching over your home.
Do your part to keep your Scottsdale neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few tips on how to keep your Scottsdale neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Dial (480) 681-6262 today to discover how you can bolster your home’s security. A knowledgeable Vivint agent is standing by to help you customize a state-of-the-art smart home.