How to Tell if Your Large Apartment is Safe

As a large apartment renter, your safety concerns are legitimate.

As a large apartment renter, your safety concerns are important. You live in an apartment building and complex that a property manager or landlord owns. Naturally, you may assume that building security is all taken care of. But when it comes down to your own safety, don’t assume. Live in close quarters to other apartment tenants means you see a higher volume of foot traffic too. Read on for a couple of safety tips to ensure that your large apartment is safe.

Pick Your Blinds

Windows are more than just a way for you to appreciate the view from the inside. They also provide many opportunities for unwanted guests to peer in. Many burglars spend time stalking out their targets before they strike, and this act includes waiting and watching. If you like to leave your shades open while you’re not home, this provides an opportunity for possible burglars to figure out where you keep all of your valuables while you’re away. Make sure that you do your best to protect your house and valuables by closing the blinds when you leave for work.

Make Sure All Your Windows Are Closed

Good window locks keep intruders from gaining access to your large apartment. This is especially true for windows on ground level apartments, but they should always be checked. Treat all of your windows as potential entry points, and make sure the locks work correctly and can’t be manipulated from the outside, like your balcony, for example. Consider secondary window lock features or install some window security pins to the frame of your windows. If an intruder were to force open a door, it’s not the deadbolt that breaks but the wooden door frame.

Your Balcony is No Storage Area

Your balcony is what people will see first from the outside. Do not use your balcony as storage for your valuables, like a bicycle. Lower floor balconies are even easier and fast for thieves to snag things. If you have a bike, consider locking it up with a secured bike rack.

Note all Fire Escapes

In apartment communities, exterior fire escapes can be potential lifesavers during an emergency. But they also provide simple access to doors and windows. This can attract possible thieves. If your apartment has some fire escapes, make sure that they’re stored properly off the ground so thieves can’t make their way into your large apartment.

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