1. Upgrade your home’s protection
Investing in your property’s protection is also a plus for your community. When you install a complete home security system, you’re not only dissuading crime at your place, but you’re also helping to keep possible intruders out of your neighborhood. Luckily, today’s smart homes supply more flexibility and security than past iterations. You can have smart bulbs turn on automatically - an excellent feature when you’re away - and even view footage from your surveillance cameras straight from your smartphone. Some exterior surveillance devices and video doorbells even have integrated preventive measures to scare off intruders. Connecting your residence to a 24-7 monitoring team is another important measure and helps ensure a swift response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Your neighbors are integral to your community - get to know them!
You might be amazed by the number of individuals who truly aren’t close to their neighbors. Building a support network within your community is crucial. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like bring in the mail on trips, look after animals, and even report unusual activity. Some neighborhoods may run their own social networking site. Make certain you’re connected, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s happening in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but maintaining your home and its surroundings has a security component too. A neglected yard could be appealing to prospective intruders, as it gives the impression you may be lax about your home’s protection too. In addition, wild trees and hedges near entrance points can produce unwanted hiding spots. Keep your property properly groomed, and consider using outdoor cameras to keep close watch of your exterior. Pairing your security cameras with motion-detecting lighting is another fantastic idea.
4. Avoid sharing too much on social networks
You don’t want to encourage unlawful behavior by circulating too much information on social networks. Never broadcast that you are going to be out of town, as you never know who’s going to view the post. Instead, keep this information private with trusted neighbors and family members who will be taking care of your property.
Help keep your Memphis neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few suggestions on how to keep your Memphis neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Call (901) 763-6618 today to see how you can upgrade your home’s security. A skilled Vivint representative is happy to help you customize a fully integrated smart home.