1. Upgrade your home’s security
Investing in your home’s protection is also beneficial to your community. When you implement a complete home security system, you’re not only discouraging invasions at your place, but you’re also helping to keep potential intruders out of your local area. Luckily, contemporary smart homes supply more versatility and security than past iterations. You can have smart bulbs automatically turn on - a fantastic benefit when you’re not home - and even view video surveillance streams right from your mobile. Some outdoor surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have incorporated deterrents to dissuade intruders. Linking your home to 24-hour monitoring professionals is another essential step and results in an immediate response if an emergency situation arises.
2. Your neighbors are integral to your community - get to know them!
You may be surprised by the number of individuals who honestly aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Establishing a network of support within your community is vital. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like get the mail on trips, care for animals, and even take notice of odd occurrences. 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 taking place in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but maintaining your home and its surroundings has a security aspect too. A neglected yard might be enticing to would-be burglars, as it gives the impression you may be negligent about your home’s protection too. In addition, untamed trees and hedges near access points can create unwelcome hiding places. Keep things well maintained, and consider using surveillance cameras to keep close watch of your exterior. Pairing your surveillance with motion-sensing lights is another fantastic idea.
4. Don’t share too much on social media
You don’t want to encourage criminal behavior by circulating too much information on social media. Never publicize that you will be away from home, as you don’t know who’s going to be reading the post. Instead, keep this information private with close neighbors and family members who will be watching over your property.
Help keep your Bloomington neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple ideas on how to keep your Bloomington neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Call (812) 579-4884 today to learn how you can improve your home’s defense. A skilled Vivint representative is standing by to help you personalize a modern and responsive smart home.