Security in your apartment should be a crucial priority. When it comes to safety in an apartment complex, a combination of residential and commercial security is important for ensuring everyone is protected. Each individual renter should take responsibility for keeping their place of residence locked and closed from unwanted visitors. Additionally, landlords must make sure that rental grounds and common areas are secure.
Here are a few suggestions to make your apartment more secure.
One straightforward way renters can increase apartment security is by putting on more locks to their doors. Most apartments come with a combination of locks; but if tenants are looking for more advanced security, they should consider updating or adding new ones.
Door jammers are also useful security solutions for renters. This tool prevents a door from being broken into and essentially acts as a strong doorstop. Most are portable, so you can take them with you and reuse them when you move. Door jammers also add protection to sliding doors on a patio or balcony.
Tenants rely on their property owner to keep the property safe from intruders. For increased security, landlords should consider adding cameras at the front and back entrances of the premise as well as in stairwells and parking lots. Landlords may also consider hiring security personnel to monitor the area. This could be a part-time guard working on a night shift schedule or an off-duty law enforcement officer who offers security services. Hiring security is ideal for landlords who have a large area of the property. Make sure to consult the infographic below for more information on apartment safety tips.
Infographic created by KEYper Systems.