1. Invest in your home’s security
Investing in your property’s protection is also an investment in your community. By implementing a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only dissuading crime at your property, but you’re also helping to keep prospective thieves out of your community. Thankfully, modern smart homes give you more security devices than past iterations. You can have lights turn on automatically - an excellent choice when you’re away - and even monitor video camera recordings right from your phone. Some outside surveillance devices and doorbell cameras even have built-in preventive measures to dissuade intruders. Connecting your residence to round-the-clock monitoring specialists is another essential precaution and helps ensure a rapid response if a crisis arises.
2. Build relationships with your neighbors
You might be surprised by the number of individuals who truly aren’t close to their neighbors. Building a support network within your community is vital. You’ll be able to perform tasks for one another, like bring in the mail on trips, look after pets, and even report odd activity. Some neighborhoods might operate their own social networking page. Make sure you’ve joined, as this is a excellent way to keep up with 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 home and its surroundings has a security component as well. An unkempt yard might be appealing to potential invaders, as it gives the impression you might be negligent about your home’s security as well. Furthermore, wild trees and bushes near entrance points can create unwanted hiding places. Keep your property neat and tidy, and think about using surveillance cameras to keep close watch of your surroundings. Linking your security cameras with motion-sensing lights is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing too much on social websites
You don’t want to invite criminal behavior by circulating too much information on online platforms. Never broadcast that you are going to be away from home, as you never know who’s going to view your post. Alternatively, keep these details confidential with close neighbors and loved ones who will be looking after your property.
Help keep your Jacksonville neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some tips on how to keep your Jacksonville neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Dial (904) 977-6139 today to see how you can upgrade your home’s defense. A friendly Vivint representative is happy to help you design a modern and responsive smart home.