1. Invest in your home’s defense
Investing in your property’s protection is also a plus for your community. By implementing an integrated home security system, you’re not only deterring invasions at your property, but you’re also helping to keep prospective thieves out of your community. Fortunately, modern smart homes give you more security measures than past iterations. You can have lights automatically switch on - a fantastic feature when you’re away - and even check video surveillance feeds right from your phone. Some outside cameras and doorbell cameras even have integrated preventive measures to ward off intruders. Linking your residence to a 24-7 monitoring staff is another vital measure and helps ensure a prompt response if a crisis arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You might be surprised by the number of people who honestly don’t know their neighbors. Establishing a support system within your area is vital. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for one another, like get the mail on vacations, watch pets, and even take notice of odd occurrences. Some neighborhoods may have their own social media page. Make certain you’re connected, as this is a excellent way to stay in the know about what’s happening in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a security element too. An unkempt yard could be enticing to prospective intruders, as it conveys you might be careless about your home’s protection too. In addition, untamed trees and bushes near entryways can provide unwanted hiding spots. Keep your property properly groomed, and consider using surveillance devices to closely look after your surroundings. Pairing your surveillance with motion-detecting lighting is another excellent idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you should on social networks
You don’t want to attract criminal behavior by sharing too much information on social media. Never broadcast that you will be out of town, as you don’t really know who’s going to view your post. Instead, keep these details confidential with dependable neighbors and loved ones who will be looking after your home.
Help keep your Eugene neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple suggestions on how to keep your Eugene neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (541) 313-4091 today to discover how you can improve your home’s defense. A skilled Vivint agent is ready to help you design a modern and responsive smart home.