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Staying Safe in Apartments
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Staying Safe in Apartments

Apartment or condo living is a very popular home option because of it's economy, location and convenience. However, because more and more people are choosing apartments over houses, it has become a target to burglars, thieves and intruders.

Follow these advice to minimize the threat and possibility of your becoming a victim in your own home.

  • Get a pet. If your landlord allows the tenants to have a pet, consider getting a dog or a cat. Pets can serve as the ideal living companion an and are often the best kind of security system to have. Pets have a keen sense and they react to possible danger before you see it.
  • Become familiar with the habits of your neighborhood and take the time to get to know your neighbors.
  • Pay close attention to detail and always stay alert.
  • Before moving into your new apartment, be sure to change all the locks on the doors and windows.
  • Keep your doors and windows locked at all times. If your apartment door does not have a peephole, ask your landlord if you could have one installed. This eliminates the need to open your doors to see who is outside.
  • Have your apartment inspected to identify vulnerable spots and address them.
  • Park your car in a well lit area or areas that are visibly and busy.
  • Never leave anything in your car that would attract a thief's attention.
  • Check the occupants of the elevator before going in. If you feel uncomfortable, trust your instincts and wait for the next one.
  • Only list your first initial and last name for mailboxes and directory.
  • Invest in a dead bolt on the door. This is extremely difficult to tamper with.
  • Don't advertise when you are going to be away for a time and never leave a spare key with anyone you do not trust. Ask a friend to check your apartment everyone in a while if you are going to be away for longer periods of time.
  • Know all emergency numbers, just in case.

We at CBS Security Systems aim to help you stay safe at all times. Visit our website for more helpful information and security devices to help you be secure at all times. 

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