Apartment security tips you should know about

Apartment security tips you should know about

It may seem simple, but basic apartment security measures are often overlooked by renters. To feel safe and secure in your apartment or townhome, consider using some of these simple tactics as they may just prevent an intruder.  

Install an apartment security camera

Now a days there are plenty of security cameras that are wireless and connect to your mobile device, making it easy to keep a watch on your apartment or townhome. Some cameras notify you immediately when someone walks by or comes to your door. Before installing a security camera, check with your management company to see if any rules are in place that need to be followed.  

Always lock your windows and doors

Anytime you leave your apartment or townhome, make sure all your windows and doors are locked. Even if you are only going to be gone for a minute or two. If you have a sliding glass door, use a security bar to help provide further protection.  

Use a safe

To ensure your valuable belongings are protected, use a safe or lock box.  

Make your apartment appear occupied

Many intrusions happen in the middle of the day when people are at school or work. Make it appear that you are at home by leaving the radio playing or leaving a light on. This could run up your monthly utility cost, so consider using something that is battery operated or has a solar panel. If it looks like you are home, it may scare off any intruders.  

Meet your neighbors

Make friends with your neighbors. If they hear or see something while you aren’t home, they can let you and the police know.  

Be careful of what you share on social media

It is important to be careful of what you share on social media. Avoid posting images of your vacation while there. It could tip off an intruder that you aren’t home.