When it comes to home security, it can make a significant difference when you know your neighbors. Besides your home security system, your neighbors can be another line of defense for you and your home.
- Fight crime for a safer community: Neighbors or neighborhood watch groups are one of the most effective ways to help protect all homes in your neighborhood. Getting to know your neighbors and sharing information on your not-at-home schedules and vacation plans, provides additional peace of mind that someone is keeping an eye on your home.
- Keep up appearances: Most burglars strike when they believe no one is home. Making sure your house always appears occupied is something a good neighbor can help with. Turning on outdoor lights, preventing mail and packages from piling up, watering outdoor plants and bringing in empty trash cans are all examples of good deeds that can help your home appear occupied and stay safe. Virtually all monitored security comes with video doorbell options, lighting control options, it’s easy to control these aspects from your phone, and if you forget, your neighbor can remind you!
- Weather the storm: Home security is not just about burglars. Unexpected bad weather, natural disasters or power outages, frozen or broken pipes, carbon monoxide leaks can also have devastating effects on your home or pets left at home for the day. A power surge may cause a garage door to open on its own, a minor power flicker can cause a television or stereo to turn on or a fallen tree on your home, can be the result of strong winds– fostering good relationships with your neighbors will always allow you to know what’s going on with your home so you can take the proper next steps. Video camera options with remote look in, can’t always see a tree on the roof or running water from a broken pipe in a basement or crawl space.
- Connect a community: Possibly the biggest benefit of connecting with your neighbors is the resulting connected community. Alert neighbors can stop crime and keep you and other residents and pets safe—while making the neighborhood a more welcoming environment.
In addition to the security options Guardian Alarm offers, getting to know your neighbors is extra peace of mind. Learn more and compare your options with us: https://guardianalarm.com/residential/compare-plans/.