1. Upgrade your home’s security
Investing in your home’s protection is also a plus for your community. When you install an integrated home security system, you’re not only discouraging crime at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep potential thieves out of your community. Luckily, today’s smart homes provide more security measures than what you had in the past. You can have lights illuminate automatically - a fantastic feature when you’re not there - and even check video camera streams straight from your phone. Some exterior surveillance devices and video doorbells even have incorporated preventive measures to ward off prowlers. Aligning your property to a 24-hour monitoring staff is another vital step and provides a rapid response if an emergency situation arises.
2. Your neighbors are a vital aspect of your community - get to know them!
You may be amazed by the number of individuals who really aren’t close to their neighbors. Forming a support system within your area is crucial. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like get the mail on vacations, watch furry friends, and even take notice of suspicious disturbances. Some neighborhoods may operate their own social media page. Make sure you’re on it, as this is a excellent way to keep up with what’s happening in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but maintaining your property has a security element too. An untidy yard could be enticing to prospective invaders, as it gives the impression you might be lax about your home’s security as well. Additionally, untamed trees and shrubs near access points can produce unwanted hideouts. Keep your property neat and tidy, and think about using surveillance devices to closely look after your exterior. Combining your outdoor surveillance with motion-sensing lights is another great idea.
4. Don’t share more than you should on social media
You don’t want to encourage illegal behavior by posting too much on social media. Never announce that you will be out of town, as you don’t know who’s going to see the post. Instead, keep this information confidential with dependable neighbors and family members who will be taking care of your residence.
Help keep your Buffalo neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few ideas on how to keep your Buffalo neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Dial (716) 567-8226 today to discover how you can bolster your home’s security. A knowledgeable Vivint team member is happy to help you customize a fully integrated smart home.