Burglaries are more likely to happen to apartments than houses.
With houses you can easily install a security camera system but with apartments this option is not always available.
But even in an apartment there are things you can do to secure your belongings.
Ways To Secure Your Apartment
Add Security To Your Doors & Windows
For apartment break-ins, the front door is normally the first place of entry for a burglar. Therefore, you should spend time correctly reinforcing your doors. Ways to do that are to install a deadbolt, replace old hinges, and add bigger screws to your strike plates. If done properly your door should withstand being kicked in by a would be thief.
To better secure your windows, try a window sensor that has an adhesive back like GE Personal Security Window. This sensor is perfect for apartments, easy to install and it makes an alert when the window is open.
Also make sure that you don’t have any tall shrubbery around your windows or keep any valuables in sight of your windows.
Install A Wi-Fi Camera System
When living in an apartment unfortunately you can’t put security cameras on the outside to deter burglars but you can add some monitoring features on the inside. There are some good wi-fi systems out there and they do not come with monitoring fees.
These types of systems will help aid the police in helping you to catch the criminals faster because you have video footage of the burglar. And it will also give you a piece of mind being able to monitor your apartment, especially good when maintenance is in your apartment while you’re away.
One of the more popular systems on the market right now is Y1 1080p Home Camera. It provides a clear picture day or night, it’s quick and easy to install and comes with cloud service at no extra charge.
Get To Know Your Neighbors
One of the best things you can do is get to know the people who live around you. Know their names, and maybe even create your own building neighborhood watch. If you have a neighbor you trust ask them to look out for anything suspicious if you are going to be away for an extended period of time.