Do I Need Home Security Systems in My Apartment?

In a world of modern mass settlements and growing population, it is often hard to maintain a secured space due to the closeness of the properties and the increased pedestrian traffic. 

It’s been known that the most break-ins take place during the day when the members are out at work, and kids are at school, which gives thieves a perfect chance to get inside the house.

Keeping your house safe from burglaries would require more than just closed doors and windows. Most security measures that can be taken by apartment residents are often neglected due to the prior default security systems provided by their landlords.

However, renters should and must take measures, some very basic and only require precautions in daily activities, in their space to protect the area they reside in as a home. With the proper acknowledgment from the landlords if any external installations are involved, of course.

 

Additional devices to help increase apartment security

Security can come in all forms, depending on the level of security you wish to ensure for your home. Initial ones start by investigating the neighborhood and constant monitoring of the busy hours in the streets around your apartment. It can provide you with an idea of which timings might be prone to burglaries and break-ins. Other than this, more physical measures can be taken to secure the premises.

Installation of deadbolts is a necessity for front door security and often provided by the landlords. Any old, existing deadbolts are recommended to be replaced as there is a chance the previous tenants may still have the keys. 

sliding door

Keeping your house safe from burglaries would require more than just closed doors and windows. Most security measures that can be taken by apartment residents are often neglected due to the prior default security systems provided by their landlords.

Hinges are another concern with security where you need to make sure if they are outside your apartment, if so, then it is important for you to consult with your landlord and replace or fix them to your advantage. Existing strike plates also need a replacement as older ones tend to cause security breaches more often.

Apart from the manual security installations of the main door, there should be a similar measure taken for windows as they are most vulnerable to breaches. Vibration-sensitive alarms can be installed on the windows which, upon breakage of the glass will set off the alarm and let you know about the trespass. 

Windows with sliding doors can be installed with a lock system from the inside which can be locked during the day when the house is empty. Also, installation of metal grills can easily limit the access of thieves into your house.

 

Security System for Apartment: Wired or Wireless Security Systems

 

outdoor security camera

 

There are some wired security devices that can be installed with the permission of your landlord (which may also ensure you not paying for it at all if you’re a renter). 

If you want you could also go for wireless alarm systems for both doors and windows which are reasonably priced and are no-hassle installation, making it ideal for renters.

The wireless alarm systems that come with easy installation schemes, use motion sensors that would set off the alarm to you, keeping the thieves off at bay. 

Another step up at the security could the monitoring of the entire house when it is empty via smart video devices that are connected to your smartphone that allows you to see the video of the house at real-time.

Whether it is your own dream house or you’re staying in a rental, apartment security measures are of utmost importance if you wish to keep yourself and your family safe from intruders.