It is always exciting to leave town for a summer vacation, but before you head out, it is crucial to ensure that your apartment is safe and secure while you’re away. Unfortunately, burglaries happen and are more common in the summer than in the winter, as more people are out on vacation. Read on to learn how to keep your apartment safe and protected from unwanted visitors so you can enjoy a relaxing holiday!
Let Your Neighbors Know
The very first step before leaving is to let your neighbors or landlord know that you’ll be away for a few days. They’ll likely be happy to pick up your mail and packages for you, and even keep an eye out for your spot. Experience burglars might notice when a mailbox starts to pile up and take it as a sign that nobody is home. If you feel comfortable enough with your neighbor to leave them an extra key, they can water your plants and ensure that your apartment is secure and safe.
Adjust Your Lights
Since seasoned criminals will look for any indications that nobody is home, it is usually a good idea to make it look like your apartment is currently occupied. A smart way to do this is by setting your lights on timers to switch them on and off throughout the entire day. Make sure to set the lights at different times, as it is easy to tell if they’re automated if they turn off and on at the exact same time each day. This includes lights all over your apartment, inside and out on your balcony as well.
Install a Security System in Your Apartment
If your apartment community allows it, a security system could be just what the doctor ordered to keep your mind at ease. While apartment communities are safe, it is a fact that houses without security systems are much more likely to be broken into. There’s plenty of new models on the market that range from motion detectors to door alarms that give your apartment an extra layer of security.
Unplug Your Appliances
In addition to keeping your apartment safe and secure from trespassers, take time to unplug all appliances besides your lights. If you decide to leave the computer, television, blender, or kitchen appliances all plugged in. A power surge could happen. This makes your apartment much more vulnerable, too, as your security system (if installed) could be reset.
Come Home to Comfort and Convenience at Prescott Square Apartments
Nestled in the wooded hills of Pikesville, yet just moments away from Baltimore, Reisterstown, Randallstown, Millford Mill, Gwynn Oak, Old Court, Owings Mills, Garrison, Lochearn, and Windsor Mill, Prescott Square Apartments offers spacious apartment living spaces for everyone! We offer two-bedroom homes with wall-to-wall carpeting/hardwood flooring, central A/C, access to oversized patios/balconies, and maintenance whenever you need it. To set up an appointment to take a look at our apartments, call us at 443-213-8584 or visit our website!