1. Make an investment in your home’s security
Investing in the protection of your home is also a plus for your community. When you install a complete home security system, you’re not only deterring criminal behavior at your place, but you’re also helping to keep potential burglars out of your community. Luckily, modern smart homes give you more versatility and security than ever before. You can have smart lighting turn on automatically - an excellent choice when you’re not home - and even check video surveillance feeds directly from your phone. Some exterior surveillance devices and video doorbells even have built-in preventive measures to ward off intruders. Connecting your property to a 24-7 monitoring staff is another important measure and helps ensure a swift response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You may be amazed by the number of residents who truly aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Forming a network of support within your area is essential. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like keep up with the mail on family getaways, look after animals, and even take notice of suspicious activity. Some neighborhoods might operate their own social media page. Make certain you’ve joined, as this is a excellent way to keep up with what’s happening in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but keeping up your home and its surroundings has a security component too. An untidy yard may be appealing to prospective burglars, as it gives the impression you might be lax about your home’s security too. Additionally, untamed trees and shrubs near entrance points can create unwanted hiding spots. Keep your yard neat and tidy, and consider using surveillance cameras to keep an eye on your perimeter. Linking your outdoor surveillance with motion-sensing lighting is another excellent idea.
4. Don’t share more than you should on social media
You don’t want to encourage illegal activity by posting too much information on online platforms. Never publicize that you are going to be away from home, as you never know who’s going to be reading your post. As an alternative, keep this information private with dependable neighbors and relatives who will be looking after your residence.
Help keep your Milwaukee neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few ideas on how to keep your Milwaukee neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (414) 409-5889 today to learn how you can bolster your home’s protection. A skilled Vivint team member is standing by to help you design a modern and responsive smart home.