Tips For Securing Your Flat Or Apartment
As the property market has increased many people are turning to living in flats and apartments as a more affordable option. Whilst there are many benefits to living in this sort of dwelling, there are also many things that need to be considered.
One of the biggest considerations is security. With communal entrances and corridors, there are plenty of opportunities for burglars to look for easy pickings. Here in this blog, we are going to discuss how you can increase the level of security at your flat or apartment.
Communal Entrances & Areas
Apartments and flats tend to have shared entrances and occasionally a shared lobby. These shared areas can potentially offer easy access to intruders. You should ensure communal doors are properly shut behind you and never allow anyone you do not know into the building. You should also never buzz someone into the premises if you don’t know them.
You should also ensure that communal areas are well lit and you should report any broken equipment such as door mechanisms, lights or CCTV cameras as they can all help secure your property and should be fixed as soon as possible.
Doors & Windows
It is unsurprising that ground floor properties are at a higher risk of break-in than other floor flats or apartments. It is important to always lock windows and doors, whenever you are leaving the property. It is important to be conscious of opening sliding doors or windows when in the flat as many burglaries occur when someone is on the property.
It may be worth investing in additional locks or bolts for your windows and doors to ensure they are harder to breakthrough.
It is now incredibly easy to install an alarm in a flat or an apartment and can improve your home security greatly. Alarm systems can be simple yet highly effective in keeping your home secure, sometimes an alarm can even work as a visual deterrent to thieves. But should an intruder get into your home it will also alert people to an intruder.
Wireless alarm systems are the easiest to install in these spaces as there are not wires needed, no mess created, and they are very quick and easy to install. These systems can also be connected so you can set and unset your alarm remotely from your smartphone or tablet. These systems are incredibly easy to use, quick to install and as mentioned above, can greatly increase your security!
If this is something inaccessible to you, you could alternatively install a video connected doorbell. These can be installed easily by anyone and can add an extra layer of protection to your property. Some of them can send notifications when someone comes up to the door which can be extremely helpful.
If you would like to find out more regarding security in your apartment or flat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today!