Security Systems for Apartments

Installing Security Systems for Apartments: What You Must Know

Apartments are an easy target for burglars and extra safety measures should be taken to protect your apartment. Installing a security system can greatly help to burglarproof the apartment.
HomeQuicks Staff
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2018
Most people lock their apartment for hours together, either while going to their office or to a party. At such a time a burglar can easily break into your apartment. A bank can store your money safely, but things in the apartment like a stereo, home theater, laptop, and other expensive possessions need security. With home security systems you can take preventive measures against theft. You can install wireless security system or hardwired system. For extra precaution, install security cameras in your apartment.

Alarm Systems: Alarm systems are very efficient in keeping burglars away from your apartment. There are two kinds of alarm systems - hardwired and wireless. Wireless alarms are cheap and now come with improved features. But if you own the apartment, hardwired alarm systems are a better choice. They are more reliable, sturdy, and have a longer life. Installation of hardwired alarm systems is done by professionals.

Sensors for Apartments: With an alarm system installed to protect your apartment consider installing motion sensors. There are two types of sensors available in home security systems. The first are motion sensors which are a good security choice for apartments. The second type of sensors are the PIR systems. PIR stands for passive infrared detection. PIR system monitors any visitor's presence. They also help detect all movements occurring in the apartment. PIR systems are wireless and easy to install.

Door Locks: There are different types of door locks available in the market. Some of them are chain locks, deadbolt locks, key in knob, vertical bolt locks, and locks without keys. Deadbolt locks are the most secure ones. Select a good lock to make the door to your apartment burglarproof.

Security Cameras for Apartments: Security cameras for your home form an integral part of security systems. For video surveillance, install a home security camera in your apartment. Security cameras are of two types - CCTV system (closed-circuit television) and wireless video surveillance systems. For medium-sized apartments, install wireless security cameras. You can connect these cameras to your TV. So, whenever you are not at home the camera will keep an eye on the intruders for you.

Tips for Prevention of Burglary
By installing a combination of both house alarm and home security systems you will be strengthening the security of your apartment. However, along with the security system, use these home security tips.
  • Fix the windows with a secure glass.
  • Install secondary blocking device on the sliding windows and doors.
  • Apartment doors should have a peephole. If you don't have one, ask your landlord to fix one for you.
  • Always lock your apartment, even if you are going out for a short while.
  • Always keep your jewelry in a place which is well protected and locked.
  • You can form a neighborhood watch group to protect your apartment building.
  • Do not misplace your keys. Always hand over your keys to a person you trust.
  • If you are not in your apartment at night, keep the light in your living room on. This will give the impression that somebody is at home.
  • Install a strike plate of 3-screws design, as this will prevent a forced entry from the door.
  • Maintain good relations with your neighbors, so that they can keep a watch on your apartment in your absence.
  • Ensure that the corridors in your apartment are well-lit.
  • Store the serial numbers of your valuables possessions in a notebook.
  • Use chain locks for your door. They are inexpensive and easy to install.
Make sure you follow the above preventive tips and install the appropriate security system to make your home burglarproof.
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