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Home Security for Apartment Dwellers

Home security is not just for homeowners. Apartment dwellers and other renters need to be just as concerned with home security as homeowners. One reason renters should take security measures is because they have less control over who enters the dwelling. Because landlords and apartment complex managers can let servicemen into the dwelling when the renter is not home, renters are vulnerable. Furthermore, renters have no idea how many other people, besides the landlord, have a key to the front door lock. Previous tenants may have given duplicate keys to family, friends and neighbors, again leaving the renter vulnerable to strangers.

Even though renters do not own the property, they can still take steps to ensure their security as well as the security of their belongings. Here are a few steps apartment dwellers can take.

Talk to your landlord. Before signing the contract, ask questions of the landlord or complex management company. Ask what security measures they take. Entrance ways, back entrances, parking lots and spaces and hallways should be well-lit. Lights, doors and locks should be working properly. Also, find out whether there are video cameras around the complex or property.

Request new locks. Check with the landlord or management company to see if they change lock between tenants. If not, request that they install new high-quality door locks and deadbolts. Be sure to go online and research quality locks and prices. If the landlord refuses to install new locks, go online and look for devices that prevent lock bumping and can be added to existing locks.

Add window locks. Purchase pin locks for windows and sliding glass doors and use them when you leave the apartment. Donít assume that just because your apartment is above ground level that you can leave windows and sliders unlocked.

Install an alarm system. Wireless alarm systems are a great option for the renter since they donít require any holes to be drilled into walls and can easily be relocated when itís time to move. Be sure to go online to find the perfect system for an apartment. Then, check with the landlord before setting up any alarm system.

Use automatic timers. Be sure to use automatic timers for lights and stereos, especially when youíre away for long hours or days. This simulates activity in your apartment and may, at least, deter thieves.

Get insured. Be sure to check into renters insurance once youíve signed the rental agreement. Renters need their own insurance policies to cover loss in case of theft. Go online and research insurance policies, companies and prices.

Renters and apartment dwellers should not ignore home security. There are a variety of steps renters can take to ensure their safety and the safety of their property.

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