7 Ways To Improve The Security Of Your Apartment To Make You Feel Safer

When it comes to living in an apartment, you have very few options to maximise your security. Most of the time apartment management companies take tenant security seriously, however, additional security will only help you further and provide a peace of mind. As someone who lives in an apartment, you might have less flexibility in security options but there are still several affordable and DIY solutions for you.

Here are 7 ways to improve your apartment’s security to make you feel safer: 

1. Reinforce Entry Points

Install a solid-core door with a deadbolt lock and reinforce the door frame. If you have kids at home, make sure it’s a lock that they can’t open. Consider adding a wide-angle peephole for visitor identification. Sliding glass doors of your balcony can be secured with a rod or track blocker. You can also apply security film to windows to increase their resistance to break-ins.

2. Install a Security System 

Invest in a comprehensive security smart system that includes burglar alarms, motion sensors, and security cameras. Opt for a system that can be remotely accessed and monitored through your smartphone. Avoid being cost-sensitive when it comes to a security system. Invest in a professionally-recommended system and get it professionally installed. There are several benefits to it including immediate technical assistance and 24/7 monitoring in case of emergency. 

3. Foster Good Relationships with Neighbours

Look out for one another, exchange information about suspicious activities, and consider organising neighbourhood watch programs. As Canadians, we value community bonds and a united front contributes to improved apartment security.

4. Ensure Adequate Lighting

Illuminate all entryways, hallways, and common areas effectively. While motion-activated lights won’t be possible, you can put small lights around your door and parking area. If you live on the main floor, you can write a formal letter to the building manager and install motion sensor lights.  

5. Secure Wi-Fi and Digital Devices

Secure your Wi-Fi network with a strong password and encryption. Regularly update passwords for digital devices and online accounts. Be cautious about sharing personal information online and avoid revealing details about your daily routines or vacation plans on social media.  

6. Utilize Secure Mail and Package Delivery Systems

Protect sensitive information by using secure mailboxes or renting a P.O. box. When ordering online, choose delivery options that require a signature upon receipt or use secure parcel lockers provided by residential complexes. Pick up delivered packages as soon as possible as it prevents burglars from taking it away and also knowing your unit number.

7. Practice Common-Sense Safety Measures

Make it a habit to lock your doors and windows, even when you are at home. Refrain from propping open entrance doors, as it compromises the building’s security. Exercise caution with strangers and verify the identity of individuals before granting them access to the building. If you have kids at home, let them know to not open the door for anyone.  

Cablatel is Montreal’s leading smart security system installation service. Reach out to us today for an upfront quote. 

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