If you haven’t had a chance to meet your neighbors, it’s never too late to open the lines of communication. Even if you’re not great personal friends, neighbors typically will be grateful for mutually beneficial partnerships to keep an eye on each other’s homes. As burglars are always looking for the best opportunities which include homes that are empty and not watched, then having an extra pair of eyes looking out are one more deterrent.
This becomes much more valuable as you and your neighbors go on vacation. Criminals are always looking for signs that someone will not be home, such as mail building up, walkways not swept or packages by the front door. Having someone help you with taking care of these items while you’re gone can be a huge deterrent and keep your home much safer while you’re away. And your neighbors will appreciate it as they leave town as well. As a neighborhood that maintains a high level of awareness, everyone benefits.
Also, if you’re neighborhood does not already have a Neighborhood Watch or roving security, then having a good rapport between your neighbors is a good place to begin talking about setting up a watch locally. Setting up a committee would provide a way to discuss the goings-on of the area as well as creating crime awareness and discussing any suspicious activity. Consider joining online forums or social media groups dedicated to your neighborhood.
At Central Alarm, we take security seriously. Not just slapping a new security system in place and be on our way – we’re here to help facilitate a great security footprint that includes common-sense solutions in addition to great technology advancement to keep you and your loved ones safe. If you want to know more about how we can help you, give us a call today!.