1. Invest in your property’s protection
Investing in the protection of your home is also a plus for your community. When you install a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only dissuading criminal behavior at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep potential intruders out of your local area. Thankfully, today’s smart homes provide more security tools than ever before. You can have smart bulbs illuminate automatically - a great benefit when you’re not there - and even view video camera recordings straight from your phone. Some outside surveillance devices and video doorbells even have incorporated security measures to dissuade prowlers. Aligning your residence to 24-hour monitoring specialists is another essential step and helps ensure an instant response if an emergency arises.
2. Foster relationships with your neighbors
You may be amazed by the number of residents who really aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Establishing a network of support within your community is essential. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like bring in the mail on vacations, look after pets, and even take notice of odd occurrences. Some neighborhood communities might run their own social networking page. Make certain you’ve joined, as this is a fantastic way to stay informed about what’s taking place in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but taking care of your home and its surroundings has a safety aspect too. A neglected yard might be appealing to potential invaders, as it conveys you might be careless about your home’s protection as well. Additionally, overgrown trees and shrubs near access points can produce unwelcome hideouts. Keep things neat and tidy, and think about using video cameras to keep close watch of your surroundings. Combining your outdoor surveillance with motion-sensing lighting is another fantastic idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social networks
You don’t want to attract illegal behavior by circulating too much info on social media. Never announce that you are going to be away from home, as you don’t know who’s going to be reading the post. Instead, keep these details confidential with dependable neighbors and loved ones who will be watching over your residence.
Help keep your Santa Fe neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple tips on how to keep your Santa Fe neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Call (505) 605-2552 today to see how you can upgrade your home’s protection. A friendly Vivint team member is happy to help you personalize a state-of-the-art smart home.