Securing Your Apartment

Tips to Secure an Apartment

  • All exterior doors should be checked for adequate security.
  • Deadbolt locks should be installed on all exterior doors.
  • Do not advertise that you are a woman living alone. Use your first initial only on the mailbox and for telephone listings.
  • Get your neighbors together and demand that adequate security lighting be installed on the grounds, stairwells, laundry rooms and the parking lot.
  • If you are planning to be away for an extended period of time, inform the office of your plans and where you can be reached. Be sure to stop all deliveries.
  • Insist that shrubbery be cut back away from the building and entrances so that they do not offer concealment to a burglar.
  • Lock your doors and windows even when you are at the pool, game room, or at a neighbor's for a few minutes.
  • Make certain that your apartment number is not printed on your assigned parking space.
  • Properly secure all sliding glass doors and windows. This should be done even though you may not be on the first floor.
  • When moving into a new apartment, have all locks re-keyed.