By following these steps, you can help reduce the chances of getting your apartment broken into while you're away. If you're traveling soon, you need to read this! Check out these tips.
If you have epic summer travel plans, you’ve probably taken the necessary steps to prepare for your trip. As you prepare to head out of town, however, don’t forget to take the necessary steps to secure your apartment while you’re gone.
Arm Your Apartment
You may not think an alarm system is necessary in an apartment, but according to Safeguard the World, homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into. Burglars don’t care if it’s a home or apartment if they see an easy target. Install a wireless security system.
Don’t Post Your Vacation Plans on Social Media
As tempting as it may be to share your vacation plans on your social networks, try to avoid this.
Wait until you’re back home and then share your vacation photos online.
Set Your Lights
An effective safety strategy is to keep up appearances while you’re away. This means, try to make it seem like someone is still home.
Ask a Neighbor to Collect Your Mail and Newspapers
Hopefully you know at least one of your neighbors well enough to ask them to help out while you’re gone. Ask them to pick up your mail and newspapers.
You can also ask your neighbor to keep an eye on your place while you’re gone.
Lock Up and Double Check
When you leave for your trip, you may be in a rush to get out of town. Despite your excitement, do a walkthrough of your apartment and make sure all your doors and windows are secure.
It's a lot easier than you think to secure your apartment. With less worry over your place, you can take more time to truly relax and enjoy your trip!
For more security tips, check out Apartment Prepper.