1. Make an investment in your property’s security
Investing in your property’s protection is also beneficial to your community. By installing an integrated home security system, you’re not only deterring crime at your place, but you’re also helping to keep possible thieves out of your neighborhood. Thankfully, contemporary smart homes give you more versatility and security than past iterations. You can have smart lighting illuminate automatically - an excellent benefit when you’re away - and even monitor video surveillance recordings directly from your smartphone. Some outside surveillance systems and video doorbells even have built-in preventive measures to dissuade prowlers. Aligning your residence to a round-the-clock monitoring staff is another vital precaution and helps ensure a swift response if an emergency arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You may be shocked by the number of individuals who really aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Establishing a network of support within your area is essential. You’ll be able to perform tasks for one another, like bring in the mail on vacations, watch animals, and even take notice of odd disturbances. Some communities might operate their own social media page. Be sure you’ve joined, as this is a fantastic way to stay in the know 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 security aspect as well. A neglected yard may be appealing to would-be burglars, as it conveys you may be negligent about your home’s protection too. In addition, overgrown trees and bushes near access points can create unintended hideouts. Keep your property properly groomed, and consider using outdoor cameras to keep an eye on your surroundings. Combining your surveillance with motion-detecting lighting is another excellent idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to encourage illegal activity by posting too much on online platforms. Never publicize that you are going to be out of town, as you don’t really know who’s going to be reading it. Instead, keep these details private with dependable neighbors and relatives who will be taking care of your home.
Do your part to keep your Reno neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few tips on how to keep your Reno neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Contact (775) 259-9515 today to see how you can upgrade your home’s protection. A skilled Vivint team member is happy to help you design a fully integrated smart home.