1. Upgrade your home’s protection
Investing in your property’s protection is also beneficial to your community. By installing a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only deterring crime at your place, but you’re also helping to keep prospective burglars out of your community. Fortunately, today’s smart homes give you more versatility and security than what you had in the past. You can have lights illuminate automatically - a great feature when you’re away - and even check video surveillance feeds right from your mobile. Some exterior surveillance devices and doorbell cameras even have built-in preventive measures to ward off invaders. Aligning your home to a 24-7 monitoring staff is another essential step and provides a swift response if an emergency arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You may be shocked by the number of residents who truly aren’t close to their neighbors. Establishing a network of support within your neighborhood is crucial. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like keep up with the mail on family getaways, watch pets, and even report odd activity. Some communities may have their own social media page. Be sure you’re connected, as this is a excellent way to stay informed about what’s taking place in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but keeping up your property has a safety aspect too. A neglected yard could be enticing to potential burglars, as it gives the impression you may be lax about your home’s protection as well. In addition, overgrown trees and shrubs near access points can create unwelcome hideouts. Keep your yard well maintained, and think about using video cameras to keep an eye on your exterior. Linking your outdoor surveillance with motion-detecting 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 sharing too much information on social media. Never publicize that you are going to be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to see your post. As an alternative, keep these details confidential with trusted neighbors and family members who will be looking after your property.
Do your part to keep your Lafayette neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple suggestions on how to keep your Lafayette neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Call (337) 226-0040 today to learn how you can improve your home’s protection. A skilled Vivint team member is standing by to help you design a state-of-the-art smart home.