1. Make an investment in your property’s protection
Investing in the protection of your home is also beneficial to your community. By installing a complete home security system, you’re not only deterring invasions at your property, but you’re also helping to keep possible burglars out of your community. Luckily, modern smart homes supply more flexibility and security than ever before. You can have smart bulbs automatically turn on - a great choice when you’re not home - and even view streams from your video cameras straight from your smartphone. Some outdoor surveillance systems and video doorbells even have incorporated deterrents to ward off prowlers. Aligning your residence to round-the-clock monitoring experts is another essential step and helps ensure a prompt response if an emergency situation arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You may be amazed by the number of people who truly aren’t close to their neighbors. Establishing a network of support within your neighborhood is important. You’ll be able to perform tasks for one another, like keep up with the mail on trips, look after animals, and even take notice of unusual activity. Some neighborhoods might have their own social networking site. Be sure you’ve joined, as this is a fantastic way to stay in the know about what’s taking place in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but keeping up your home and its surroundings has a security aspect too. An untidy yard could be enticing to would-be burglars, as it gives the impression you may be careless about your home’s protection too. Additionally, wild trees and shrubs near entrance points can create unwelcome hideouts. Keep your property properly groomed, and think about using video cameras to keep close watch of your exterior. Pairing your outdoor surveillance with motion-sensing lighting is another great idea.
4. Don’t share more than you should on social networks
You don’t want to encourage criminal activity by sharing too much info on social media. Never broadcast that you will be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to be reading your post. Instead, keep this info private with trusted neighbors and family members who will be looking after your residence.
Help keep your San Francisco neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a couple tips on how to keep your San Francisco neighborhood safe, it’s time to take the next step. Contact (415) 969-9484 today to see how you can improve your home’s security. A knowledgeable Vivint agent is ready to help you customize a modern and responsive smart home.