Apartment security is serious business, and not just because your neighbors live much closer to you than they would on a farm or in a regular house. It’s also because apartment buildings typically get a lot of visitors, and there isn’t usually a way to determine who is welcome and who isn’t. You might start questioning a kid who looks suspicious, only to find out that they’re your next door neighbor’s nephew coming to visit after being abroad with his family for a few years.
So, instead of trying to improve the security of the building itself, here are a few tips you can follow to improve your apartment’s safety measures instead:
- Start by getting a metal door. Even if it’s a little expensive, it’s a necessary security measure, since it will deter anyone from trying to get in, and if they do try, it will offer great resistance whatever tools they use.
- Install an apartment security camera when you’re away. There are thieves and burglars who might have the skill to open your door without a key. So, if anyone enters your home that way, your camera system should be able to catch them.
- Get a silent alarm that will notify you remotely if someone is in your home. Sometimes it’s better for the alarm to be silent, since that way you actually have a chance at catching the thieves as they suspect that your alarm is broken or that you don’t even have one.