1. Upgrade your property’s defense
Investing in your home’s protection is also beneficial to your community. When you implement a complete home security system, you’re not only dissuading crime at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep potential intruders out of your local area. Luckily, modern smart homes supply more security measures than ever before. You can have smart bulbs automatically illuminate - a great feature when you’re not there - and even check footage from your surveillance system right from your smartphone. Some outdoor cameras and doorbell cameras even have incorporated preventive measures to ward off prowlers. Connecting your residence to a 24-hour monitoring team is another important measure and helps ensure a swift response if a crisis arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You may be surprised by the number of residents who honestly don’t know their neighbors. Building a support network within your neighborhood is vital. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like keep up with the mail on family getaways, watch pets, and even report suspicious occurrences. Some communities may have their own social media page. Be sure you’ve joined, as this is a excellent way to keep up with what’s happening in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a security aspect too. An unkempt yard might be appealing to potential burglars, as it conveys you may be negligent about your home’s security as well. Additionally, overgrown trees and hedges near access points can create unintended hiding spots. Keep your yard well maintained, and consider using outdoor cameras to keep close watch of your exterior. Combining your security cameras with motion-sensing lights is another excellent idea.
4. Don’t share more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to encourage criminal behavior by circulating too much on online platforms. Never publicize that you will be out of town, as you never know who’s going to be reading your post. Alternatively, keep this information confidential with trusted neighbors and relatives who will be looking after your home.
Help keep your Dallas neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few ideas on how to keep your Dallas neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Call (469) 812-8953 today to discover how you can bolster your home’s protection. A skilled Vivint agent is ready to help you customize a fully integrated smart home.