1. Make an investment in your property’s defense
Investing in your property’s protection is also an investment in your community. When you implement an integrated home security system, you’re not only deterring invasions at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep possible burglars out of your local area. Thankfully, modern smart homes give you more adaptability and security than ever before. You can have smart lighting automatically switch on - an excellent feature when you’re not there - and even check streams from your surveillance cameras straight from your phone. Some exterior cameras and video doorbells even have incorporated deterrents to scare off invaders. Aligning your residence to a 24-hour monitoring staff is another vital step and helps ensure a rapid response if an emergency arises.
2. Your neighbors are part of your community - get to know them!
You may be surprised by the number of people who truly aren’t close to their neighbors. Establishing a support network within your community is important. You’ll be able to perform tasks for each other, like keep up with the mail on family getaways, watch animals, and even report suspicious occurrences. Some neighborhood communities might have their own social media page. Make certain you’re on it, as this is a excellent way to stay informed about what’s happening in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but taking care of your home and its surroundings has a safety aspect too. An unkempt yard might be enticing to prospective invaders, as it indicates you may be lax about your home’s protection as well. Additionally, wild trees and shrubs near access points can produce unintended hiding places. Keep your yard well maintained, and consider using surveillance devices to keep close watch of your surroundings. Pairing your security cameras with motion-sensing lights is another excellent idea.
4. Don’t share more than you need to on social websites
You don’t want to invite illegal activity by circulating too much on online platforms. Never broadcast that you are going to be out of town, as you don’t know who’s going to be reading it. Alternatively, keep this information confidential with trusted neighbors and loved ones who will be taking care of your property.
Help keep your Palm Springs neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple tips on how to keep your Palm Springs neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (760) 334-5668 today to see how you can improve your home’s protection. A knowledgeable Vivint representative is ready to help you design a state-of-the-art smart home.