1. Invest in your home’s defense
Investing in your property’s protection is also an investment in your community. When you install a complete home security system, you’re not only discouraging criminal behavior at your property, but you’re also helping to keep possible intruders out of your neighborhood. Thankfully, modern smart homes supply more adaptability and security than ever before. You can have smart bulbs automatically illuminate - a fantastic feature when you’re not there - and even check footage from your surveillance system straight from your mobile. Some outdoor surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have incorporated preventive measures to scare off prowlers. Linking your residence to a 24-hour monitoring team is another vital precaution and provides a rapid response if an emergency arises.
2. Your neighbors are a vital aspect of your community - get to know them!
You might be shocked by the number of people who truly aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Forming a support network within your neighborhood is vital. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like keep up with the mail on family getaways, look after furry friends, and even take notice of unusual occurrences. Some neighborhoods may run their own social networking site. Make sure you’re connected, as this is a great way to stay in the know about what’s happening in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a safety component too. An untidy yard might be appealing to prospective intruders, as it gives the impression you may be careless about your home’s safety as well. Additionally, overgrown trees and hedges near entrance points can create unintended hiding places. Keep things well maintained, and consider using video cameras to keep an eye on your perimeter. Pairing your security cameras with motion-detecting lights is another excellent idea.
4. Don’t share too much on social networks
You don’t want to attract criminal activity by sharing too much info on online platforms. Never announce that you are going to be on vacation, as you don’t really know who’s going to view it. Instead, keep this information private with trusted neighbors and family members who will be taking care of your property.
Do your part to keep your Arlington neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple ideas on how to keep your Arlington neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Call (703) 791-1576 today to see how you can bolster your home’s security. A friendly Vivint team member is standing by to help you design a modern and responsive smart home.