Having a Safe Apartment is Essential For You And Your Family
Many things go into play when choosing the right apartment, style, budget, and location but one very important aspect many tend to forget is vulnerability and safety. No one should have to live in fear when they are at home, here are the top 4 deciding factors for your security in an apartment.
1. Choose your apartment wisely
Some rentals are more vulnerable to break-ins than others. If you’re on the ground floor, you may want to think a little more about security.It’s easier to peer in and see if anyone is home if your apartment is on the first floor, sliding doors are also a favorite target for burglars, and older ones can often be forced open.
But being on a higher level doesn’t automatically guarantee safety. Balconies can also provide access points.
“You have to think about the potential ways for someone to get in from the outside,” says Miles Fawcett, president of Urban Alarm, a D.C.-based security company. “Someone could come down off of the roof. And I’ve seen people go from balcony to balcony.”
2. Get to Know Your Neighbors
By the very nature of apartment living, your home is part of a community and your neighbors are essential. In apartment complexes, word can spread fast, loud or unusual noises are likely heard by many, and where there are more potential witnesses for anything that happens. While the space between houses may make hearing suspicious noises or seeing strange activity more challenging, neighbors are also important in single family home scenarios. You’ll likely feel more secure having an extra set of eyes keeping watch in the neighborhood. Plus, if you’re out of town, these neighbors can pick up the mail and newspaper, and other neighborly things to make sure your home looks lived-in while you’re away.
3. 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.
4. Having The Right Equipment If Something Does Go Wrong
Even if you have selected the apartment you are most comfortable with, you’re still going to need a little backup. Often times the best option is an alarm or security camera system, although, we recommend both. The alarm system will alert the authorities, and the surveillance system will offer proof and evidence against the perpetrator. Not only will it stand up better in court and with police, but it will also help identify, and capture this person.
At Smart Security Camera we offer alarm systems and the best quality security equipment on the market of the best price! Feel free to contact us for a free estimate so we are sure to give you the best possible security and ease of mind on any budget!
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