1. Upgrade your home’s defense
Investing in the protection of your home is also an investment in your community. By implementing a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only dissuading invasions at your property, but you’re also helping to keep potential intruders out of your community. Thankfully, modern smart homes give you more security devices than ever before. You can have lights automatically switch on - a great choice when you’re not home - and even view video camera feeds directly from your mobile. Some exterior surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have incorporated preventive measures to dissuade intruders. Connecting your residence to a 24-7 monitoring team is another vital measure and provides a rapid response if an urgent situation arises.
2. Get to know your neighbors
You might be surprised by the number of residents who honestly aren’t familiar with their neighbors. Establishing a support network within your area is essential. You’ll be able to do things for each other, like bring in the mail on trips, look after furry friends, and even take note of unusual occurrences. Some communities may have their own social media page. Make certain you’ve joined, as this is a fantastic way to keep up with what’s taking place in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but keeping up your property has a safety component too. An unkempt yard may be enticing to potential invaders, as it indicates you may be negligent about your home’s safety too. Furthermore, wild trees and hedges near entryways can create unwanted hideouts. Keep your property neat and tidy, and consider using surveillance devices to keep close watch of your perimeter. Linking your outdoor surveillance with motion-detecting lighting is another fantastic idea.
4. Don’t share too much on social networks
You don’t want to invite illegal activity by posting too much info on social media. Never announce that you will be away from home, as you don’t know who’s going to see it. Instead, keep these details private with trusted neighbors and loved ones who will be taking care of your home.
Do your part to keep your Los Angeles neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some ideas on how to keep your Los Angeles neighborhood safe, it’s time to take action. Contact (310) 861-9194 today to discover how you can bolster your home’s protection. A knowledgeable Vivint agent is ready to help you personalize a fully integrated smart home.