Any patrol or police officer will tell you that they most frequently get called to apartment complexes about domestic disputes and burglaries. They will also tell you that there are a few different things you can look out for before you move into a new apartment unit to ensure your long-term safety. Picking a secure apartment could make a big difference in the quality of rest you get during the night time and the enjoyment you derive from being in your apartment. Read on for a few helpful tips for choosing a secure apartment community to live in!
Pay Attention to The Entire Application Process
Did it take you less than an hour or two to complete your rental application? Did they check through your references? That is a good sign, however painful it might be. Although screenings are important if you are serious about picking a secure apartment. How well they screen or check on you will tell how well they screen all of your neighbors.
Go With an Apartment Unit on the Upper Floor
While it is a pain for lugging furniture, groceries, and other types of stuff into an elevator or up and down the staircase, if picking a secure apartment is your top priority, go with a unit on an upper floor. Breaking into a first-floor apartment might look easier to a thief. However, if it is in your budget, take a look at higher-up apartments with a balcony.
Examine All of The Outside Areas
Take a close look at any secured entrances, gates, or fences. Are there any? If so, are they just there for show, or are you actually getting a bit of security for your money? Many apartment complexes have large, fancy-looking gates and fences at the very front, and then nothing at all in the back, or something so short that a snake could jump over it. If there is a keypad entry system, try to go a day without buzzing in. Consider driving through the gate behind another car to see how easy it is. If there are any security guards, try to talk your way in after the office has closed. Tell them that you just want to take a look around, and see how easily you could talk your way in. Some general ways of just feeling out the complex should give you a better sense of how safe everything is.
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, Milford 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!