Posts Tagged ‘Apartment Security’

Choose an Apartment: Monthly Rent vs. Location

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When it’s time to choose an apartment, you’ll have to weigh the amount you’ll be paying in rent against where you’ll be living. The best apartment location will often be more expensive, while a bad location can save you money. There are also hidden costs to consider before making your decision. Crime Rate If you’re […] read more

Five Safety Tips for the Apartment Dweller

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When you select an apartment, make sure that you are comfortable with the level of security and safety. If you don’t feel confident about the safety of the apartment and the surrounding area, don’t take the place. 1. The Building Itself Pick a new or an up-to-date building. New or modern buildings come equipped with […] read more

Apartment Safety Tips for Women Living Alone

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Apartment safety can be a matter of life and death for women living alone. Consequently, it is important to evaluate the safety of your apartment building or complex and make a plan to increase your personal safety. Women’s safety necessitates an awareness of dangerous situations and strategies to keep yourself safe. Dangerous Areas in Apartment […] read more

Barking Dog Alarm Systems Explained

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A barking dog alarm is a home security solution for renters who want to protect themselves by tricking intruders into thinking that there is an attack dog waiting on the other side of your door. Sometimes your lease prohibits you from owning a dog, or you just don’t have the time to take care of one. You can get […] read more

5 Burglary Prevention Measures

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Worried about someone breaking into your apartment and looking for ways to protect the apartment? Before you rush out and purchase an expensive security system, remember that apartment burglary usually occurs when inhabitants fail to take simple precautions and use common sense. You can protect your apartment from burglary by taking some simple and free […] read more

When a Registered Sex Offender Lives Near You

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Remember the good old days, when finding an apartment was as easy as walking up to the landlord and asking if there were any vacancies? Today, apartment hunting is a bit more involved, leaving renters with many things to consider before choosing a place to live. For instance, it's no longer the noisy neighbor--you know, the one who plays Molly Hatchet CDs until two in the morning who is the big problem. The real concern is the kindly neighbor in Apartment 12, who just happens to be a registered sex offender. In this day and age, the old hippie with the love for southern rock may just turn out to be your favorite neighbor. read more

What to Do in the Event of an Apartment Break-in

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Most of us try to keep our wits about us on the street or while driving through an unfamiliar neighborhood. But the one place we're supposed to be able to relax and not think about the potential of danger is in our own homes. That's why it's so deeply disturbing when we hear about a crime committed by a stranger in the victim's own home. It's horrible and it does happen. The chances are slim, but it makes sense to be prepared on the off chance that someone tries to break into your apartment. read more

How to Secure your Stuff in and Around Your Apartment

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How to Secure your Stuff in and Around Your Apartment Living in an apartment complex can sometimes give you a false sense of security, as if your apartment is safer because your neighbors live so close by. In some sense, it is safer--it's easier to find a neighbor to come to your aid in an emergency than it is for people in rural areas. But when it comes to keeping your things safe, living in an apartment can be more risky. read more

Staying Safe Outside the Walls of Your Apartment

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Once your apartment starts to feel like home, the rest of the building often follows. While pulling into the building lot after work or running downstairs to take out the trash, you may feel as relaxed and unguarded as if you're actually in your own unit. While building parking lots, fitness centers, basements and storage areas are generally safe, you need to be aware that they aren't really home. Here are some things to think about when you walk outside your apartment door. read more