Houston Apartment Home Security

We have the tech and techniques to get that done. But unfortunately not everyone owns their living space and that can cause a headache when it comes time to secure it. We’re here to help renters and those living in apartments practice home security for apartments or rentals, whatever it takes to help you feel more secure!

Why Apartment Security

Whether in a house or apartment, home security applies because burglaries are the same. Burglars look for apartments with easy access, they work during the day, and look for ones with easy cover and escape routes.

We have talked about home security for renters and apartments before but it’s time to dive deeper into the subject. Look to those previous entries where we discuss things like rental insurance, knowing your neighborhood, and more. Here are some more helpful, actionable tips to make your apartment secure!
First check with your apartment complex, it is possible they offer a security solution through the leasing office. They may also have someone they recommend. This can be the difference between a hefty fee or negligible cost.

EASILY INSTALLED

Wireless systems are not only the norm these days but they are also totally ideal for those renting or living in apartments. The wireless nature means they can easily been installed, activated, and maintained wherever you need it. Also, when changing places they become much easier to take with you!

CONVENIENCE

Many of the best home security systems for apartments and renters will involve a camera. That’s because as technologies become faster, better, and cheaper companies are able to pack so much more into the gadgets. A camera can be the hub of an entire apartment security system. These are also, like the wireless systems unobtrusive. They can be set up simply on bookshelves or cabinets or what have you.

EFFICIENCY

 Many security systems, truly secure ones, will include sensors that are installed on doors and windows. When it comes to apartment living, this can be a big no-no for your apartment manager. But there are wireless sensors that are coming on the market that can give you the peace of mind you need and leave your windows and walls unmarred. Just like the cameras, pack it all up when the lease is done and set it up at your next place.

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Video Surveillance

This is an important safety measure to consider. Installing security cameras in near entry points like the front or back door and the garage will help you monitor if anyone is attempting to enter your home. If the apartment is attached to your home, you should also install a camera by the connecting door. To give your tenant an added sense of security, installing a camera by their entry door is also ideal.

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Mobile Monitoring

As a landlord, mobile monitoring allows to you check in on your property to ensure things as they should be even when you’re not home. They also enable you to act promptly in the event something does go wrong.

Home Alarm Security System

Alarm sensors are placed strategically in areas where thieves are more likely to break in allowing you to detect intruders. If a burglar accesses these points, the alarm goes off alerting you to the disturbance. In the event of a break-in, you’ll have time to react and call the emergency services or seek help from neighbors.

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Biometric Locks

If you are renting out a room in your home biometric locks can be installed and used to prevent tenants from accessing restricted areas.

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Additional Reasons to Consider Home Security If You Have an Apartment

Your Renter May Damage Your Property

As with any rental property, you likely collect a security deposit from your tenant before they move in to cover any potential damage. However, sometimes tenants cause massive damage to the properties they rent. Security cameras will not only capture any instances of vandalism on your property and provide you with needed proof but often the presence of cameras alone is enough to deter someone from damaging your property.

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