Apartments are easy pickings for burglars. Most apartment buildings do not have a monitoring system at the entrance. Some require an access code to get in. It is difficult to prevent non-residents from getting into the building. All day long there is foot traffic; someone might ask to be let in because they couldn’t reach their friend or pretending to be a delivery person. When we do let them in, it is difficult to ensure if it was a genuine visitor or a burglar.
Apartment residents have to consider their safety very carefully. One of the safest and easiest ways is by installing a Burglar Alarm System in the apartment.
If you look at the statistics we have posted on our Blog entitled “How To Prevent Burglaries”, you will notice that crime rate is still pretty high in most countries.
Here is another graph showing violent crimes by province, in Canada.
For a detailed analysis you can take a look at www.statcan.ca http://www41.statcan.ca/2007/2693/ceb2693_000_e.htm
Prevention is always and should always be the first step in avoiding personal loss. Burglars are usually looking for houses which are unattended or have no burglar system installed. If burglars notice that a home burglar system has been installed, they target the next house. It is the perfect deterrent for a house burglary.
Burglars when questioned by Crime prevention professionals have mentioned that they do not attempt to break into houses which have lots of lighting, have a television or radio on, or have an Alarm System installed.
Few tips to secure your apartment from burglars
Install automatic lights which are set to go on at preset timings in a day. This is one of the best systems to use when you are on vacation or come late from work. Light timer switches are pretty inexpensive and help give the impression that someone is at home.
Secure your doors and windows, check all locks and replace worn out locks. Deadbolt door locks are more secure than regular locks and are worth the investment.
Have a peephole installed so that you can notice who is at your door.
If you live on a lower floor make sure that the backyard is always clean and toys or other items are put away.
Install a suitable Alarm System. Paste stickers provided by your Alarm System company in visible areas. These act as great deterrents for the wary burglar.
Types of Alarm Systems
There are essentially two types of Alarm systems, hardwired and wireless alarm systems. Both are effective when installed properly. Many residents prefer Wireless Alarm Systems because they do not require any cables running through the house.
Installation is easier in wireless alarm systems, and easier to reinstall while moving your home or restructuring your house. Wireless systems require a battery to be installed which needs to be monitored and replaced from time to time.
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