1. Make an investment in your home’s protection
Investing in the protection of your home is also beneficial to your community. When you set up a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging crime at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep possible burglars out of your neighborhood. Fortunately, today’s smart homes provide more adaptability and security than past iterations. You can have lights automatically turn on - a great choice when you’re not home - and even monitor video surveillance feeds straight from your phone. Some outdoor surveillance devices and doorbell cameras even have integrated preventive measures to dissuade invaders. Connecting your residence to a 24-hour monitoring team is another important step and results in an immediate response if an emergency arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You may be amazed by the number of people who honestly aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Establishing a network of support within your area is important. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like get the mail on vacations, look after animals, and even take note of odd occurrences. Some neighborhood communities may operate their own social networking site. Be sure you’re connected, as this is a great way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but keeping up your home and its surroundings has a safety component as well. An untidy yard might be enticing to potential burglars, as it indicates you may be careless about your home’s security too. Additionally, untamed trees and hedges near entryways can provide unwelcome hiding places. Keep your property well maintained, and think about using outdoor cameras to keep close watch of your surroundings. Linking your surveillance with motion-detecting lights is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you should on social media
You don’t want to invite criminal activity by circulating too much on social media. Never broadcast that you will be on vacation, as you don’t really know who’s going to see your post. As an alternative, keep this information private with close neighbors and family members who will be taking care of your property.
Do your part to keep your Fort Myers neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few tips on how to keep your Fort Myers neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (239) 326-6141 today to discover how you can improve your home’s defense. A skilled Vivint team member is happy to help you customize a state-of-the-art smart home.