1. Upgrade your home’s security
Investing in the protection of your home is also an investment in your community. When you set up a complete home security system, you’re not only deterring criminal behavior at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep possible thieves out of your community. Fortunately, contemporary smart homes provide more security measures than ever before. You can have lights automatically switch on - a great benefit when you’re not there - and even monitor video surveillance streams right from your smartphone. Some exterior surveillance systems and video doorbells even have incorporated deterrents to dissuade invaders. Aligning your home to 24-hour monitoring specialists is another important step and results in an instant 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. Establishing a support network within your area is essential. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like keep up with the mail on trips, watch animals, and even take note of odd activity. Some neighborhood communities may have their own social networking page. Make sure you’re connected, as this is a great way to keep up with what’s happening in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a security aspect too. An untidy yard may be inviting to potential intruders, as it conveys you might be careless about your home’s security as well. Additionally, overgrown trees and bushes near entrance points can provide unintended hiding places. Keep your yard well maintained, and consider using surveillance cameras to closely look after your perimeter. Linking your surveillance with motion-detecting lighting is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social websites
You don’t want to attract illegal behavior by sharing too much info on social networks. Never announce that you are going to be out of town, as you don’t really know who’s going to see it. Instead, keep this information confidential with close neighbors and loved ones who will be watching over your residence.
Help keep your Napa neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple ideas on how to keep your Napa neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Contact (707) 895-5704 today to see how you can improve your home’s protection. A knowledgeable Vivint agent is happy to help you personalize a modern and responsive smart home.