1. Invest in your property’s security
Investing in your property’s protection is also a plus for your community. By implementing an integrated home security system, you’re not only dissuading crime at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep prospective burglars out of your community. Luckily, today’s smart homes give you more adaptability and security than ever before. You can have smart lighting automatically illuminate - a great feature when you’re not there - and even view video surveillance streams right from your mobile. Some outside surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have integrated deterrents to ward off prowlers. Aligning your property to 24-hour monitoring professionals is another essential measure and helps ensure a swift response if a crisis arises.
2. Foster relationships with your neighbors
You might be surprised by the number of people who really don’t know their neighbors. Forming a support network within your neighborhood is vital. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for one another, like get the mail on vacations, care for animals, and even report odd disturbances. Some neighborhoods may run their own social networking site. Make certain you’re on it, as this is a fantastic 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 keeping up your home and its surroundings has a security component as well. An unkempt yard may be enticing to potential intruders, as it gives the impression you may be lax about your home’s protection too. Additionally, wild trees and hedges near access points can provide unwelcome hiding spots. Keep your property neat and tidy, and consider using outdoor cameras to keep close watch of your exterior. Combining your security cameras with motion-detecting lighting is another great idea.
4. Don’t share more than you should on social media
You don’t want to invite illegal activity by circulating too much info on social media. Never broadcast that you are going to be out of town, as you don’t know who’s going to be reading it. Instead, keep these details confidential with dependable neighbors and loved ones who will be looking after your home.
Do your part to keep your Nashville neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few tips on how to keep your Nashville neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Contact (615) 908-3403 today to learn how you can upgrade your home’s security. A skilled Vivint team member is standing by to help you design a fully integrated smart home.