1. Invest in your home’s defense
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 dissuading crime at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep prospective burglars out of your community. Thankfully, today’s smart homes supply more adaptability and security than ever before. You can have smart bulbs turn on automatically - a great feature when you’re not there - and even check streams from your surveillance cameras straight from your mobile. Some outside surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have incorporated preventive measures to ward off intruders. Aligning your home to a round-the-clock monitoring team is another vital measure and results in a prompt response if an emergency arises.
2. Foster relationships with your neighbors
You may be shocked by the number of individuals who truly don’t know their neighbors. Building a network of support within your area is essential. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like get the mail on family getaways, look after animals, and even take notice of unusual disturbances. Some communities might have their own social networking page. Be sure you’re connected, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a security element as well. A neglected yard may be enticing to would-be intruders, as it gives the impression you may be lax about your home’s protection as well. Additionally, wild trees and shrubs near entrance points can provide unwanted hiding spots. Keep your yard well maintained, and think about using surveillance devices to keep an eye on your perimeter. Pairing your surveillance with motion-sensing lighting is another fantastic idea.
4. Don’t share more than you need to on social media
You don’t want to attract illegal behavior by circulating too much information on social media. Never publicize that you are going to be away from home, as you never know who’s going to be reading the post. Instead, keep these details private with close neighbors and relatives who will be looking after your home.
Help keep your West Palm Beach neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few tips on how to keep your West Palm Beach neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Call (561) 556-7696 today to see how you can bolster your home’s security. A knowledgeable Vivint team member is standing by to help you customize a fully integrated smart home.