1. Upgrade your home’s defense
Investing in your home’s protection is also beneficial to your community. By installing a complete home security system, you’re not only deterring invasions at your place, but you’re also helping to keep potential intruders out of your community. Thankfully, today’s smart homes give you more flexibility and security than what you had in the past. You can have smart bulbs automatically illuminate - a fantastic benefit when you’re away - and even check video camera streams straight from your smartphone. Some exterior cameras and doorbell cameras even have built-in preventive measures to dissuade prowlers. Aligning your property to 24/7 monitoring professionals is another essential precaution and provides a prompt response if an emergency situation arises.
2. Your neighbors are part of your community - get to know them!
You may be shocked by the number of residents who really don’t know their neighbors. Forming a support network within your area is crucial. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for each other, like get the mail on trips, look after furry friends, and even report suspicious activity. Some neighborhood communities may run their own social networking page. Make certain you’re on it, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s happening in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your home and its surroundings has a security element too. An untidy yard could be inviting to would-be invaders, as it gives the impression you may be lax about your home’s security too. In addition, untamed trees and bushes near entryways can create unwanted hiding spots. Keep your yard well maintained, and consider using surveillance devices to keep an eye on your surroundings. Pairing your surveillance with motion-sensing lighting is another fantastic idea.
4. Don’t share more than you need to on social websites
You don’t want to attract unlawful activity by posting too much information on social networks. Never announce that you are going to be out of town, as you don’t really know who’s going to see the post. As an alternative, keep this information confidential with close neighbors and family members who will be looking after your property.
Do your part to keep your Boulder neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few ideas on how to keep your Boulder neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (720) 807-9203 today to learn how you can improve your home’s defense. A friendly Vivint team member is happy to help you personalize a modern and responsive smart home.