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apartment security

Living in an apartment complex can have downfalls. Even those who live in apartments with secured entrances aren’t always safe from burglars.In larger complexes, it’s impossible to know all your neighbors and their visitors. Apartments allow thieves ample opportunity to gain entrance into a building. Maybe you haven’t let anyone in after you, but your neighbors probably have. Some apartment front entrances don’t even have a lock.

Making sure your own apartment and its contents are secure should be a priority. It may not seem practical to install added security features, like wall safes or alarms, into a rented apartment, but you’ll think differently after your dwelling has been ransacked, and your possessions stolen.

If limited funds won’t permit you to buy security features, the next best bet is to choose good hiding places for your valuables. Home security experts recommend hiding things in places like: the dirty clothes hamper, in a garbage can (between the bag and the can), and in food containers (like cereal boxes).

Leaving expensive items strewn about is the worst thing to do, and don’t hide anything in your underwear drawer—robbers figured that one out a long time ago.

Safe Assured

People that haven’t had to deal with a break-in don’t understand just how traumatic the experience can be. Adding security features to homes and businesses helps reduce the amount of havoc a robber can wreak. Many, who have used safes to store their valuables, and have had their homes or businesses broken into, will tell you that in the end it was worth it to buy a safe.

Here is a good example: A Memphis man received a call from his neighbor telling him that his apartment building was on fire. The neighbor managed to grab the man’s computer from his apartment, but nothing else. The following day the residents were able to enter their apartments to salvage what was left. The man’s apartment was among the most damaged in the building. Fortunately he had two small safes, in which he had stored a valuable coin collection, negatives and important documents. The items stored in his safes were all undamaged.

So, whether you’re a grocery store owner considering purchasing some depository safes, or a home owner thinking about buying a wall safe—safes are the only sure way to keep your important items out of harms reach.