1. Invest in your home’s protection
Investing in the protection of your home is also an investment in your community. By setting up an integrated home security system, you’re not only deterring invasions at your property, but you’re also helping to keep possible burglars out of your local area. Thankfully, modern smart homes supply more versatility and security than past iterations. You can have smart lighting illuminate automatically - a great feature when you’re not home - and even check streams from your surveillance cameras straight from your mobile. Some exterior surveillance devices and doorbell cameras even have integrated security measures to ward off intruders. Aligning your property to 24-hour monitoring experts is another important measure and provides a prompt response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Your neighbors are part of your community - get to know them!
You may be surprised by the number of residents who really aren’t close to their neighbors. Building a network of support within your neighborhood is vital. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for one another, like bring in the mail on family getaways, care for furry friends, and even take notice of suspicious occurrences. Some neighborhoods may run their own social media page. Make certain you’re connected, as this is a great way to stay in the know about what’s happening in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but keeping up your property has a security element too. An unkempt yard might be appealing to potential burglars, as it indicates you might be lax about your home’s protection too. In addition, wild trees and shrubs near entrance points can provide unwelcome hiding spots. Keep things properly groomed, and think about using outdoor cameras to keep close watch of your perimeter. Combining your surveillance with motion-sensing lights is another fantastic idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social networks
You don’t want to invite unlawful activity by circulating too much information on social media. Never announce that you are going to be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to be reading it. Alternatively, keep this info private with trusted neighbors and family members who will be watching over your home.
Help keep your Lafayette neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some ideas on how to keep your Lafayette neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Call (765) 540-9213 today to see how you can upgrade your home’s protection. A knowledgeable Vivint representative is standing by to help you personalize a modern and responsive smart home.