1. Invest in your home’s security
Investing in the protection of your home is also an investment in your community. By installing a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only deterring invasions at your place, but you’re also helping to keep prospective thieves out of your local area. Fortunately, modern smart homes provide more security tools than past iterations. You can have smart lighting turn on automatically - a fantastic choice when you’re away - and even view footage from your video cameras directly from your phone. Some outside surveillance devices and doorbell cameras even have integrated security measures to ward off invaders. Connecting your home to a round-the-clock monitoring team is another vital measure and helps ensure a swift response if an emergency situation arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You might be shocked by the number of people who honestly aren’t close to their neighbors. Establishing a network of support within your community is crucial. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for one another, like keep up with the mail on vacations, look after animals, and even take notice of unusual disturbances. Some neighborhood communities may run their own social networking site. Make sure you’re connected, as this is a fantastic way to keep up with what’s happening in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but taking care of your property has a safety element too. An unkempt yard may be inviting to would-be burglars, as it gives the impression you might be negligent about your home’s protection too. In addition, untamed trees and shrubs near entryways can provide unwanted hiding spots. Keep your property properly groomed, and consider using surveillance cameras to keep close watch of your perimeter. Pairing your security cameras with motion-sensing lighting is another excellent idea.
4. Don’t share too much on social media
You don’t want to encourage illegal behavior by circulating too much on online platforms. Never announce that you will be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to be reading your post. As an alternative, keep this information private with dependable neighbors and relatives who will be watching over your home.
Do your part to keep your Lakeland neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few tips on how to keep your Lakeland neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Contact (863) 591-5048 today to learn how you can improve your home’s protection. A skilled Vivint agent is ready to help you design a modern and responsive smart home.