1. Invest in your home’s security
Investing in your property’s protection is also an investment in your community. By implementing an integrated home security system, you’re not only discouraging criminal behavior at your property, but you’re also helping to keep potential burglars out of your local area. Thankfully, contemporary smart homes provide more versatility and security than what you had in the past. You can have lights switch on automatically - an excellent choice when you’re away - and even monitor video camera feeds right from your mobile. Some exterior surveillance systems and video doorbells even have incorporated preventive measures to dissuade intruders. Linking your property to round-the-clock monitoring professionals is another essential measure and helps ensure a prompt response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Foster relationships with your neighbors
You may be surprised by the number of residents who really aren’t close to their neighbors. Building a support network within your community is important. You’ll be able to do things for one another, like get the mail on family getaways, look after pets, and even take note of odd disturbances. Some neighborhoods might operate their own social media page. Make certain you’re connected, as this is a great way to keep up with what’s going on in your area.
3. Maintain your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a safety element as well. An unkempt yard could be appealing to would-be burglars, as it conveys you might be negligent about your home’s security too. Furthermore, untamed trees and bushes near access points can provide unintended hiding spots. Keep your yard well maintained, and think about using outdoor cameras to closely look after your surroundings. Pairing your outdoor surveillance with motion-sensing lights is another excellent idea.
4. Don’t share too much on social networks
You don’t want to invite unlawful activity by posting too much on online platforms. Never announce that you will be on vacation, as you never know who’s going to see your post. Instead, keep this information private with close neighbors and family members who will be taking care of your residence.
Help keep your Boston neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few suggestions on how to keep your Boston neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Contact (617) 826-8647 today to learn how you can upgrade your home’s security. A knowledgeable Vivint agent is standing by to help you customize a fully integrated smart home.