TopConsumerReviews.com is a world-leading consumer product review site. We provide detailed reviews and ratings for thousands of products and services.

 

Go To Reviews >

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. Don't 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 don't require any holes to be drilled into walls and can easily be relocated when it's 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 you're 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 you've 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.

Go To Reviews >

Top Consumer Reviews Articles

TopConsumerReviews.com provides unique articles that you won't find anywhere else on the internet. These articles are designed to help you make the most informed decisions possible.


Home Security Systems In The News

Home security systems can help investigators solve cases

ARAB, Ala. - In the last year or so, police have seen an increase in home security systems and it's helping solve crime. A picture from a doorbell camera at a home in Arab connected dozens of ...

Published:  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:30:00 GMT



CNET: Four home security systems you can install yourself

Do-it-yourself home security companies aren't like the ADTs and Vivints of the world. Instead of locking you into a multiyear contract, most DIY systems give you the flexibility to choose how and when ...

Published:  Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:36:00 GMT



Home security systems helping police solve crimes

La Crosse, Wis. (WXOW) - La Crosse Police solved a porch theft earlier this month thanks to images caught by the homeowner's security cameras. While the package was taken in the middle of the ...

Published:  Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:05:00 GMT



Yale locks are now compatible with Ring Alarm systems

The landscape of smart home products and security devices spans across many brands and getting them to work together isn't always easy. Yale and Ring have just teamed up to help simplify things a bit ...

Published:  Wed, 09 Jan 2019 11:25:00 GMT



Smart Home Security Systems Market is Booming| Skylinkhome, Protect America, Samsung, iSmart Alarm

Press release from: HTF Market Intelligence Consulting Pvt. Ltd. HTF MI recently introduced Global Smart Home Security Systems Market study with in-depth overview, describing about the Product / Indus...

Published:  Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:11:00 GMT





ADT Disclaimer:

$99 Customer Installation Charge. 36-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $36.99 per month ($1,331.64), 24-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $36.99 ($887.76) for California, including Quality Service Plan (QSP). Form of payment must be by credit card or electronic charge to your checking or savings account. Offer applies to homeowners only. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactory credit history required. Certain restrictions may apply. Offer valid for new ADT Authorized Premier Provider customers only and not on purchases from ADT LLC. Other rate plans available. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Licenses: AL-15-1104, AK-35221, AZ-ROC217517, AR-2008-0014, CA-ACO6320, CT-ELC.0193944-L5, DE-07-212, FL-EC13003427, DC-602513000006, GA-LVA205395, HI-CT30946, ID-ELE-SC-39312, IL-127.001042, IN-City of Indianapolis: LAC-000156, IA-AC-0036, KY-City of Louisville: 483, LA-F1082, LA-F1914, LA-F1915, ME-LM50017382, MD-107-1626, MA-1355C, MI-3601205773, MN-TS01807, MS-15007958, MO-City of St. Louis: CC354, St. Louis County: 89767, MT-247, NE-14451, NV-68518, City of Las Vegas: 3000002944, NJ-34BF00021800, NM-353366, NY-Licensed by the N.Y.S. Dept. of State UID#12000286189, #12000286451, NC-1622-CSA, OH-53891446, City of Cincinnati: AC86, OK-1048, OR-170997, Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor Registration Number: PA22999, RI-3582, SC-BAC5630, SD-1025-7001-ET, TN-C1520, TX-B13734, ACR-3492, UT-6422596-6501, VT-ES-2382, VA-115120, WA-602588694/PROTEYH934RS, WV-042433, WI-City of Milwaukee: PAS-0002640, WY-LV-G-21499. 3750 Priority Way South Dr. Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46240 2014 Defender Security

 

Vivint Disclaimer:

Activation Fee and 42-Month Monitoring Agreement at a minimum of $49.99/mo., home ownership, and satisfactory credit history required. Local permit fees and/or sales tax may apply. Services not available in all areas.

 

- View Full Site -