1. Upgrade your property’s security
Investing in the protection of your home is also beneficial to your community. By installing a complete home security system, you’re not only dissuading criminal behavior at your property, but you’re also helping to keep prospective intruders out of your local area. Thankfully, contemporary smart homes provide more flexibility and security than past iterations. You can have lights turn on automatically - an excellent benefit when you’re not home - and even view video surveillance recordings straight from your smartphone. Some exterior surveillance systems and doorbell cameras even have incorporated preventive measures to dissuade invaders. Connecting your residence to a round-the-clock monitoring staff is another vital measure and provides an immediate response if an emergency arises.
2. Foster relationships with your neighbors
You might be shocked by the number of individuals who honestly don’t know their neighbors. Building a network of support within your area is important. You’ll be able to handle minor tasks for each other, like bring in the mail on trips, look after animals, and even report odd activity. Some neighborhood communities may run their own social media page. Make certain you’re on it, as this is a great way to stay informed about what’s happening in your area.
3. Keep your property well maintained
There’s certainly merit in having pride of ownership, but keeping up your property has a safety element too. An unkempt yard could be enticing to would-be burglars, as it conveys you may be negligent about your home’s security too. Furthermore, wild trees and hedges near access points can produce unwelcome hiding places. Keep things neat and tidy, and consider using outdoor cameras to closely look after your perimeter. Combining your surveillance with motion-detecting lights is another great idea.
4. Avoid sharing more than you should on social networks
You don’t want to attract unlawful behavior by circulating too much info on social media. 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 these details confidential with trusted neighbors and loved ones who will be looking after your residence.
Help keep your Gulfport neighborhood safe with a Vivint smart home
Now that you have a few tips on how to keep your Gulfport neighborhood safe, it’s time to act. Dial (228) 338-1467 today to see how you can improve your home’s security. A friendly Vivint team member is happy to help you design a fully integrated smart home.