1. Invest in your home’s defense
Investing in your home’s protection is also a plus for your community. By installing a complete home security system, you’re not only dissuading invasions at your property, but you’re also helping to keep possible intruders out of your community. Luckily, today’s smart homes supply more security devices than past iterations. You can have smart bulbs turn on automatically - an excellent benefit when you’re not home - and even view streams from your surveillance system right from your smartphone. Some outdoor surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have integrated deterrents to scare off prowlers. Aligning your home to a 24-hour monitoring team is another important measure and provides an immediate response if an emergency situation arises.
2. Your neighbors are part of your community - get to know them!
You may be surprised by the number of people who really don’t know their neighbors. Forming a support system within your neighborhood is essential. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like keep up with the mail on family getaways, look after animals, and even take notice of unusual disturbances. Some neighborhood communities may operate their own social networking site. Make sure you’ve joined, as this is a fantastic way to keep up with what’s taking place 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 safety component as well. A neglected yard could be appealing to potential burglars, as it gives the impression you might be careless about your home’s security as well. Additionally, overgrown trees and shrubs near access points can produce unwelcome hideouts. Keep your yard well maintained, and think about using surveillance cameras to closely look after your surroundings. Linking your security cameras with motion-sensing lights is another excellent idea.
4. Don’t share more than you need to on social websites
You don’t want to attract criminal activity by sharing too much information on online platforms. Never broadcast that you will be on vacation, as you don’t really know who’s going to view it. Alternatively, keep this information private with close neighbors and loved ones who will be watching over your property.
Do your part to keep your Alpharetta neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple tips on how to keep your Alpharetta neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Call (678) 379-1627 today to learn how you can improve your home’s protection. A skilled Vivint team member is standing by to help you personalize a state-of-the-art smart home.