How Can I Keep My Apartment Secure?
- Posted by K. Cooper
- 9:51 am
You probably love your apartment a lot. It offers you a space that is your own, without the huge mortgage that comes with a home. There’s a lot of conveniences that come with apartment living, but there are some drawbacks. Your apartment may not be as secure as it could be, so here are a few tips to help you stay safe.
Know Your Neighbors
You live in fairly close quarters with your neighbors, and this can be a huge advantage if you take the opportunity to get to know your neighbors. Even if the entrance to your building requires someone to unlock the door, strangers may get into your building and try to case your apartment. If you are friendly with your neighbors, they can keep an eye on your apartment and anyone suspicious hanging around. But if you don’t get to know them, they won’t know if it is you or not. Not only can this improve your security, but you can also make some great friends with the people you live by. It’s like a built-in friend group.
The most common point of entry is going to be your front door or your windows if you are on the ground floor, so make sure you secure these areas. Make sure you use the deadbolt lock in addition to the regular lock. You should also add a chain lock that you can use to secure yourself inside your apartment. If you are on the ground floor and you need to secure your windows, consider adding additional locks to the window. You can also place a little bar in the window well that will keep the window from opening.
Security cameras may seem like something that you only need if you are in a fancy home, but they can be beneficial for your apartment too. You can set them up to watch points of entry and even the hallway outside your door. This will allow you to keep track of who is coming and going and who is outside your apartment. If you don’t want cameras running all the time, you can invest in motion-activated cameras. The technology for these cameras has evolved so well that they won’t be flashing on each time your cat walks in and out of the room, so you don’t have to worry about large amounts of pointless footage.
It may not seem like a big deal, but taking these little steps to secure your apartment can make a huge difference. Just put in a little effort and to protect your home.