1. Invest in your home’s protection
Investing in your property’s protection is also an investment in your community. When you install an integrated home security system, you’re not only dissuading crime at your property, but you’re also helping to keep potential intruders out of your community. Luckily, contemporary smart homes supply more flexibility and security than what you had in the past. You can have lights turn on automatically - an excellent feature when you’re not home - and even view video surveillance feeds directly from your smartphone. Some outdoor cameras and doorbell cameras even have incorporated preventive measures to ward off prowlers. Linking your home to a 24-7 monitoring team is another vital measure and helps ensure an instant response if a crisis arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You might be surprised by the number of individuals who really don’t know their neighbors. Establishing a network of support within your neighborhood is crucial. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like bring in the mail on vacations, watch animals, and even report suspicious occurrences. Some neighborhoods might have their own social networking site. Be sure you’re connected, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a security aspect too. An unkempt yard might be inviting to would-be invaders, as it conveys you might be careless about your home’s protection too. Furthermore, wild trees and bushes near entrance points can create unwelcome hiding places. Keep your property neat and tidy, and think about using surveillance devices to keep close watch of your surroundings. Linking your surveillance with motion-sensing lights is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing too much on social media
You don’t want to encourage unlawful activity by sharing too much on online platforms. Never announce that you will be on vacation, as you never know who’s going to be reading the post. As an alternative, keep these details private with dependable neighbors and relatives who will be looking after your home.
Do your part to keep your New York City neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few tips on how to keep your New York City neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (332) 877-9062 today to see how you can bolster your home’s protection. A knowledgeable Vivint team member is happy to help you personalize a modern and responsive smart home.