1. Make an investment in your home’s protection
Investing in your home’s protection is also an investment in your community. By implementing a comprehensive home security system, you’re not only deterring crime at your residence, but you’re also helping to keep possible burglars out of your neighborhood. Fortunately, contemporary smart homes provide more versatility and security than past iterations. You can have lights illuminate automatically - a fantastic feature when you’re not there - and even monitor streams from your surveillance system right from your phone. Some exterior surveillance devices and video doorbells even have incorporated preventive measures to dissuade intruders. Aligning your home to a 24-hour monitoring team is another essential step and results in an instant response if an emergency arises.
2. Your neighbors are part of your community - get to know them!
You might be surprised by the number of individuals who honestly aren’t close to their neighbors. Forming a support network within your community is crucial. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for one another, like get the mail on family getaways, look after pets, and even take note of odd activity. Some neighborhood communities might operate their own social media page. Make sure you’re on it, as this is a excellent way to keep up with what’s happening in your area.
3. Don’t neglect your property
There’s something to be said about pride of ownership, but maintaining your property has a security element as well. A neglected yard could be inviting to potential invaders, as it indicates you may be careless about your home’s protection too. Furthermore, untamed trees and shrubs near entrance points can create unwelcome hideouts. Keep your yard neat and tidy, and consider using video cameras to keep close watch of your surroundings. Combining your security cameras with motion-sensing lights is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing too much on social websites
You don’t want to attract illegal activity by circulating too much information on social networks. Never broadcast that you will be on vacation, as you don’t know who’s going to see it. Alternatively, keep this information private with trusted neighbors and loved ones who will be watching over your home.
Do your part to keep your Oakland neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have some tips on how to keep your Oakland neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Call (510) 281-3999 today to learn how you can bolster your home’s defense. A friendly Vivint agent is ready to help you personalize a modern and responsive smart home.