Calling all renters and apartment dwellers!
Make your place more secure from burglars by following these tips to secure your home.
Whether you live an apartment or a house, you’ll want to take the same basic security measures. However, if you’re living in an apartment, you’re going to need to prepare for certain things differently than you would living in a single family home. To help you understand what you need to do to help secure your home, we’ve put together this guide.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
No matter where you live, you need to keep an eye on what’s going on around you. This means taking note of your neighbors and the friends they keep. Both before you move into a new area, and periodically throughout living in any neighborhood, it’s a good idea to check local crime reports and the National Sex Offender Registry to see who is living near you.
You can’t control everyone who walks by your home, but you can be observant. By getting to know your neighbors, as well as apartment management if that’s where you live, you’ll have an easier time identifying someone who shouldn’t be there. If you notice someone who you don’t recognize working on an apartment in your building, call your building management or 911.