Apartment owners face a unique situation when it comes to home invasion threats. On the one hand, they may live in a building with access controls like a key card system or doorman, which could help provide an extra barrier that makes home invasion much less likely. On the other hand, there are still ways that leave residents just as susceptible to break-ins as if they lived in a house.
The particular threats that apartment owners must confront can be mitigated by taking a few extra steps to ensure that their property is secure and burglaries will become much less likely. The Multi Housing News Blog, an apartment living website, provides some great advice for these residents:
- Be careful about letting visitors into the building behind you. While it may seem rude to deny entry to someone who otherwise doesn’t seem dangerous, you have no way of knowing whether they intend to burglarize yours or another resident’s unit.
- Don’t announce your location and plans on social media networks. Particularly if you’re connected to other people in your building, as this makes it easy for unscrupulous individuals to know when your apartment is unoccupied.
- Keep your fire escape window or door locked at all times. Because these sit largely (and hopefully) unused all the time, apartment dwellers often forget to lock the entryway.
You should also consider contacting an Atlanta alarm monitoring company to find out more information about home security systems. We can provide you with a set up that makes it virtually impossible for burglars to enter your apartment undetected. Call American Alarm at (770) 645-0061 to schedule a consultation.