1. Make an investment in your property’s protection
Investing in your home’s protection is also beneficial to your community. By implementing a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only discouraging criminal behavior at your property, but you’re also helping to keep potential intruders out of your community. Thankfully, contemporary smart homes supply more versatility and security than ever before. You can have lights automatically turn on - a great choice when you’re away - and even view video surveillance feeds right from your phone. Some outdoor surveillance devices and doorbell cameras even have built-in deterrents to scare off intruders. Aligning your property to a round-the-clock monitoring team is another vital measure and provides a swift response if an emergency arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You might be shocked by the number of people who truly aren’t close to their neighbors. Establishing a support system within your area is crucial. You’ll be able to perform tasks for one another, like get the mail on family getaways, look after animals, and even report odd occurrences. Some communities may have their own social networking site. Be sure you’re connected, as this is a great way to keep up with what’s happening in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s real value in having pride of ownership, but maintaining your home and its surroundings has a security element too. An untidy yard may be appealing to prospective invaders, as it gives the impression you might be lax about your home’s safety as well. Furthermore, overgrown trees and shrubs near access points can produce unintended hiding spots. Keep your property well maintained, and think about using outdoor cameras to closely look after your perimeter. Pairing your outdoor surveillance with motion-detecting lighting is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you need to on social networks
You don’t want to invite illegal activity by circulating too much info on social media. Never announce that you are going to be out of town, as you never know who’s going to view it. As an alternative, keep this information private with trusted neighbors and loved ones who will be watching over your residence.
Help keep your Bakersfield neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some ideas on how to keep your Bakersfield neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Call (661) 732-2557 today to see how you can bolster your home’s defense. A skilled Vivint team member is standing by to help you customize a state-of-the-art smart home.