Three Security Features To Add To Your Apartment


Just because you live in an apartment doesn't mean you can't customize your dwelling with security features designed to keep you and your home safe. If you live in an apartment and are concerned about safety and security in your building, consult with your landlord for permission to install additional security features. Here are a few options to discuss with your landlord and a locksmith like Alpha Locksmith.

Video Doorbell

Apartment buildings with buzzer systems don't keep all unwanted guests out, and in some cases well-meaning neighbors can let strangers in without realizing it. Because your apartment building doesn't have a porch with windows you can use to see out, you may not be able to see who comes knocking before you answer the door. A video doorbell system helps eliminate this problem. Your locksmith can install a video doorbell you can connect to your smartphone. Every time someone rings the doorbell outside of your apartment door, you can check the app on your phone to see who's there from anywhere in your home. They won't know you are inside unless you choose to answer the door.

Fireproof Safe

Apartment life means living in a building filled with people who may not be as careful about fire safety as you are. To protect your items in the event of an apartment building fire, consider investing in a fireproof safe. This safe can help to prevent damage to important documents, jewelry, and other valuables. Consider a portable safe you can grab quickly if you have advanced notice of a fire in the building.

Interior Security Cameras

If you are concerned about neighbors or strangers breaking into your apartment when you aren't home, interior security cameras may be the perfect solution. Covert cameras simply capture footage of anyone entering your home, while conspicuous cameras can actually prove as a deterrent to burglaries. Work with your locksmith to select a wireless camera system that is noticeable by anyone walking into your home, and have cameras installed in the living room, kitchen, and anywhere you have valuables in the home. Much like your video doorbell, these cameras can be connected to your mobile device so you can watch a live view of your home from anywhere you are

Of course, there are many other security features you can add to your home, such as a new deadbolt or reinforced window locks. Be sure to get the permission of your landlord before having your locksmith make any permanent changes to the apartment.


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Improving Business Security

There are a lot of things that I am incredibly patient with, but employee theft is not one of those things. Unfortunately, a few months ago I discovered that some of my employees were stealing, and it was really difficult to cope with. I knew that I had to do something to tighten things up, so I began going through and thinking about different ways to eliminate the issue. After improving record keeping and focusing on building security, things got a lot better really fast. I wanted to start a blog all about improving business so that you would know how to keep your company safe.