No matter how secure a building is, we can all get spooked. Some as innocent as a squirrel on the roof or a branch brushing the window can spark nightmare of the boogie man. If you're feeling a little spooked in your secure building, there are small things you can do that'll make a huge difference. Here are a few ideas for adding extra security to your property.
The first thing you can do to protect your yourself is signing up for renters insurance. In the event that any of your personal property is damaged or stolen, you’re covered. Renters insurance also saves you from the weather. If a storm breaks a window or something leaks into your apartment and damages your belongings, you can ensure you're covered with renters insurance.
Install Motion Detector Lights
Believe it or not, most home invasions happen during the day. Many thieves are emboldened by knowing their target is at work or running errands. One of the best ways to combat this is by installing motion detector lights. These lights imitate human activity and will make it appear as though someone is home. Motion detector lights are a relatively affordable way to safeguard your property against potential thieves.
Replace the Deadbolt Strike Plate
First off, what is a deadbolt strike plate? It's the little plate that helps hold your door in place. If you want to safeguard your door from a forceful push or kick, installing a new strike plate is the easiest and cheapest way to secure your home. All you need is a screwdriver, a plate, and some long screws. The holes should already be there from the plate that's currently installed.
Reach Out to Your Landlord or Property Manager
Get to know your landlord or property manager! One of the best ways to feel safe is to know who is maintaining your home. If you have any concerns, you can always reach out to your landlord. Let them know what you need and they should be able to accommodate you.
Do you have any special security measures you’ve installed in your buildings? Let us know in the comments!