17 Simple Tips For Better Neighborhood Security

2. Use Social Media to Communicate With Neighbors

Neighborhood security involves regular communication and social media makes that easier than ever to accomplish. Create specific Facebook or Google Plus groups for your neighborhood and a Twitter hashtag used only by you and your neighbors. Doing so means that neighbors can immediately communicate with an entire group about incidents, security threats, special events and more.

(Flickr, Jason Howle)

(Flickr, Jason Howle)

I, personally, learn more from my community’s Facebook group than I do from my local newspaper. And that’s not to say that my newspaper does a poor job, just that it doesn’t report every minor event, like a mailbox break-in. Nor does it provide a way for neighbors to immediately communicate with one another if there are sirens in the area or if some other event is happening live.

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