Apartment Living


Home Safety Tips

admin - Thursday, July 16, 2015

It’s easy to ignore unusual activity in your area, if you do, you are more likely to become a victim yourself.  Crime is a problem everywhere and you can protect yourself and your neighbors by being as vigilant as possible with respect to security and safety.  Here are a few do’s, don’ts, and tips to help you feel safe and secure in your home and community.

  • Get to know your neighbors.  You don’t have to become best friends, but at least get a general feel for who they are. You never know when you may need their help in case of an emergency. 
  • Don’t let anyone in the building or apartment that you don’t know.
  • Trust your instincts and never enter an elevator if the occupant makes you uncomfortable.
  • When you get home, check to make sure that there are no signs that someone has entered your home, like a broken lock or opened door/windows. If you think that someone has forcibly entered your home, call the police and notify management, but most importantly, don’t enter your apartment.
  • Lock your doors and windows at all times especially if you are leaving the apartment for any circumstance.
  • Don’t make duplicates of your apartment key or put the spare in a visible place.
  • Don’t leave valuables in your car or close to your windows where people can see them.
  • Don’t leave notes on the door for roommates and or neighbors stating that you are gone or what time you will be back.
  • Don’t leave car doors unlocked.
The key to preventing a dangerous situation is to be vigilant, proactive and to always be aware of your surroundings!  If you see something suspicious, report it.