When renting an apartment it is important to secure your unit. This takes residential and commercial security measures to make sure everyone is safe. Each renter should take responsibility for keeping their place secure. Additionally, property managers need to make sure the common areas are also safe at all hours. This can include rental grounds and outdoor spaces around the complex. Here are a few ways to make your home or rental more secure.
Firstly, consider adding more locks to the doors. This can include front doors as well as other entrances. Most apartments typically come with a combination of locks but for more advanced security you can add additional locks. For example, a renter may want to add a deadbolt or perhaps a smart lock. Door jammers can also be a great security tool for preventing a door from being kicked in.
Regardless of all the security measures you take, unfortunate incidents can still occur. For this circumstance, it may be a good idea to buy renters insurance. This type of insurance covers personal belongings that may get lost from a natural disaster or burglary.
Tenants also should rely on their landlords to keep the property securely in common areas. Security cameras and interior or exterior lighting should all be provided around the front and back exits of the complex as well as in the parking lots. Property managers should also consider hiring security personnel to help guard the areas depending on the size. See the accompanying resource below for more details and tips on apartment safety.