1. Make an investment in your home’s protection
Investing in your home’s protection is also a plus for your community. By installing a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging crime at your property, but you’re also helping to keep prospective intruders out of your community. Luckily, modern smart homes provide more versatility and security than ever before. You can have smart bulbs automatically switch on - an excellent benefit when you’re not there - and even check footage from your video cameras straight from your phone. Some exterior surveillance devices and video doorbells even have integrated deterrents to dissuade invaders. Aligning your home to a 24-hour monitoring staff is another essential step and provides an instant response if an emergency arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You may be surprised by the number of people who really aren’t close to their neighbors. Establishing a network of support within your neighborhood is important. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like get the mail on trips, look after furry friends, and even take note of odd disturbances. Some neighborhoods may run their own social networking site. Make sure you’ve joined, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s happening in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but maintaining your home and its surroundings has a security aspect too. An untidy yard may be inviting to would-be intruders, as it gives the impression you may be negligent about your home’s safety too. In addition, wild trees and shrubs near access points can produce unwelcome hideouts. Keep things neat and tidy, and consider using outdoor cameras to closely look after your perimeter. Linking your surveillance with motion-sensing lighting is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you should on social media
You don’t want to encourage criminal activity by circulating too much info on social media. Never announce that you will be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to see it. Alternatively, keep this info confidential with trusted neighbors and family members who will be watching over your home.
Help keep your Stockton neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some suggestions on how to keep your Stockton neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Call (209) 379-0036 today to see how you can improve your home’s security. A friendly Vivint agent is ready to help you design a fully integrated smart home.