Whether this is your front door, back door, garage door, or any other way into your home, you want to ensure there is no easy entry for intruders. This means both deadbolts and in-knob locks. If you have Vivint Smart Locks installed, you can even lock every door from anywhere using your mobile app.
An open garage door can be an invitation to opportunistic thieves. Every time you come home or leave the house, watch to make sure the garage actually closes all the way. Smart home owners can even check if their garage is closed through their smartphone.
The cool breeze feels great on a hot day, but once you leave the room you should close the window. According to a recent study, most burglars report entering homes through open windows and doors. By simply closing and locking all your windows, you are reducing the chances of a break-in.
Keeping your property closed off sends a clear message to burglars. If they are having a difficult time getting into the yard, getting into the home probably isn't worth the hassle.
A recent study shows that about 60% of burglars skip houses that have alarm systems. Furthermore, 50% of those who started to break in to a home would abandon the target after finding an alarm was present. Make a habit out of arming your alarm system every time you leave your home.
If you have security cameras at home, make sure you use them. The Vivint Smart Home App allows homeowners to have access to a live feed of their Vivint Smart Home security cameras 24/7.