Las Vegas isn’t free from crime, and many communities have taken action to make the neighborhoods more secure. Anthem Highlands luxury community features a gated entrance, but the safety of Anthem largely depends on residents who work together to promote safety from within. Here are eight tips you can use to make your community at Anthem safer.
- Know your neighbors. Get to know the families on your block and beyond. Creating friendships and connections with these folks will not only build morale and a sense of belonging and community but will also help you know what people look like and who should be hanging out in that home. If you see someone unfamiliar, you can call them immediately to let them know of suspicious activity. They’ll return the favor.
- Keep up your yard, and encourage your neighbors to do the same. A clean yard free of trash and clearly cared for can alone deter criminals from seeing your home as a target.
- Take caution when leaving town. Let your neighbors know when you’re leaving and for how long. Ask them to pick up the newspapers, bring in the mail and check on the pets. They’ll look out for your home and any suspicious activity.
- Close your windows and blinds in the evening. Stop the peeping toms from knowing what’s in your home where, and they’ll be less likely to steal that new flat screen TV.
- Encourage everyone to turn on their porch lights at night. Better lit streets are less likely to invite crime because burglars fear of being seen either in person or caught on camera.
- Encourage outdoor activity. Go on walks with your neighbor, work in your yard and let your kids play with the neighbors down the street. Organizing a neighborhood cookout can encourage people to feel more comfortable spending time out in the neighborhood as well.
- Know your local police department. The Henderson police already have some neighborhood watches in place in the Anthem area, so check to see if there is a program already available or how to create a protocol if someone is robbed.
- Install a security system. Research or ask around for a quality security system that’s wireless and can be installed if your home did not already come with one when you purchased it. A security system can give great peace of mind, and significantly lowers crime if burglars know that the whole neighborhood is equipped with them.
Making your neighborhood safer starts with you. Talking with your neighbors about your concerns can help you all come up with solutions to keep everyone safer. Not only will you feel more at peace in your own home, your neighborhood will become a more tight-knit, and enjoyable community of peace and safety.
To view homes in the Anthem Highlands in Henderson, Nevada, contact the Crighton Team at Rothwell Gornt. Our expert staff will help you find a home in a neighborhood you can feel safe in. To contact us, visit our website or call at (702) 930-8850 today.