1. Upgrade your home’s protection
Investing in your property’s protection is also beneficial to your community. When you set up a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only deterring criminal behavior at your property, but you’re also helping to keep prospective burglars out of your community. Luckily, modern smart homes provide more adaptability and security than what you had in the past. You can have smart lighting switch on automatically - a great benefit when you’re not home - and even check footage from your surveillance system directly from your mobile. Some outdoor surveillance devices and video doorbells even have integrated security measures to scare off intruders. Linking your home to 24/7 monitoring professionals is another important precaution and results in an immediate response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You might be amazed by the number of individuals who honestly don’t know their neighbors. Forming a support system within your area is essential. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like bring in the mail on vacations, care for animals, and even take notice of suspicious activity. Some communities may run their own social networking site. Make certain you’re connected, as this is a great way to stay informed about what’s happening in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a safety aspect too. A neglected yard might be appealing to prospective burglars, as it gives the impression you might be careless about your home’s security as well. Additionally, untamed trees and hedges near access points can create unwanted hideouts. Keep your yard well maintained, and consider using video cameras to keep an eye on your surroundings. Linking your security cameras with motion-sensing lighting is another excellent idea.
4. Don’t share more than you should on social media
You don’t want to encourage illegal behavior by sharing too much info on online platforms. Never publicize that you will be on vacation, as you never know who’s going to see your post. Instead, keep this info private with dependable neighbors and relatives who will be taking care of your residence.
Help keep your Atlanta neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple tips on how to keep your Atlanta neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (404) 905-1132 today to see how you can upgrade your home’s protection. A friendly Vivint agent is ready to help you design a fully integrated smart home.