With the housing market so busy right now, the odds are you will see new neighbors in your future. Whether you move into a new area or the vacant house next door to you is getting new owners, neighborhoods constantly change. However, no matter where you are, your main goal is always to keep your family and home safe. Is there anything you can do personally that contributes to keeping your neighborhood safer? There actually are a few good tips that will discourage crime in your area.
Be a Good Neighbor
Our lives are so busy we rarely get to know our neighbors without some effort. There are a few areas that seem to be more family-oriented, with kids out on lawns and riding bikes. If this applies to you, take advantage and do more than just that friendly wave. Take the time to visit for a moment and get to know who lives next door and across the street. These are the people you want to be able to count on to watch over your property when you are not home. Not to mention, in the case of an emergency, it is good to know who is nearby for immediate help. So, even if you don’t seem to have the friendliest neighborhood, don’t let that stop you from meeting your immediate neighbors next door.
If you are moving to a new area, neighbors are your best source of information as to any safety issues that you need to take precautions for. A neighborhood watch is also a good tactic for discouraging crime from wandering into your neighborhood.
Make Your Home Unappealing as a Target
Your home can look well kept, and at the same time, unappealing to anyone who is looking for a target for burglary. Keeping your bushes and trees trimmed not only makes your HOA happy but also prevents any hiding spots for would-be intruders. Also, it should only take a quick glance at your home to see the glowing video doorbell pointing toward the road. Not to mention the additional outdoor cameras you have placed in strategic corners so that no portion of your property is unseen. Yard signs announcing your home security also discourage thoughts of intrusion. If someone does decide to stroll through your yard at night hoping to see any valuables near the windows, make sure that the motion-detecting spotlight is ready.
As you get to know your neighbors, share your knowledge with each other about what works best in the home security for your area. Also, stay updated with the local crime news for any trends on home burglary and patterns to be alerted to.
Home Security Systems Make a Difference
A home security system in your home is a good example for your neighbors to see. It is a topic of conversation that could lead to them adding it to their homes as well. The safer the homes in the area are, the less likely any possible intruders will give your homes a second glance. The typical burglar wants a job that is going to be quick and easy. The average amount of time spent in a home invasion is less than ten minutes. If your home security is obvious and looks updated, a criminal is, more than likely, going to move on to something easier.
At Core Home Security, we want to keep you out of the burglary statistics. Give us a call for more home safety tips. We also assist you in setting up a customized home security system that fits your area and lifestyle. Our goal is to protect your family and property to the best of your ability. No matter what your budget is, there is no reason why you cannot get a security system protecting your home. Find out more about the possibilities and contact us today!