1. Invest in your property’s security
Investing in your property’s protection is also beneficial to your community. When you install an integrated home security system, you’re not only discouraging criminal behavior at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep prospective thieves out of your local area. Thankfully, contemporary smart homes provide more flexibility and security than what you had in the past. You can have smart lighting switch on automatically - an excellent benefit when you’re away - and even check video camera streams straight from your smartphone. Some exterior cameras and video doorbells even have incorporated deterrents to dissuade intruders. Connecting your home to 24/7 monitoring specialists is another essential precaution and helps ensure an instant response if an emergency situation arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You may be surprised by the number of residents who truly don’t know their neighbors. Establishing a support system within your neighborhood is crucial. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like get the mail on vacations, look after furry friends, and even report suspicious disturbances. Some communities may operate their own social media page. Make sure you’ve joined, as this is a fantastic way to stay informed about what’s happening 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 security component as well. An untidy yard might be appealing to would-be invaders, as it gives the impression you may be careless about your home’s security too. Furthermore, untamed trees and bushes near access points can provide unwanted hiding spots. Keep things neat and tidy, and consider using surveillance devices to keep close watch of your exterior. Pairing your security cameras with motion-sensing lights is another great idea.
4. Don’t share too much on social websites
You don’t want to encourage illegal activity by sharing too much on social media. Never announce that you will be out of town, as you don’t really know who’s going to be reading it. Instead, keep this information confidential with dependable neighbors and relatives who will be watching over your residence.
Help keep your Manhattan neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some ideas on how to keep your Manhattan neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (332) 208-9869 today to learn how you can bolster your home’s security. A skilled Vivint agent is happy to help you customize a state-of-the-art smart home.