Keeping Your Living Space Safe
America’s economy is rebounding from difficult times, but the country isn’t quite out of the woods yet. For this reason, many people who would otherwise start a mortgage are forced instead to live in apartments. That said, some people choose the apartment lifestyle for reasons that have nothing whatever to do with the economy.
Regardless of the motivation behind your choice to live in a leased unit, you’ll want to be sure where you are is properly secure. Desperate times breed desperate people. The economic turn-around has a ripple effect that can take years to fully impact varying communities. Just as a point of reference, consider Alaska.
If you go to Alaska, they’ve got internet connectivity that’s ten to twenty years behind the rest of America—if they’ve got internet connectivity at all. Well, they’re slightly behind the times. Accordingly, the economic shift will take a while to reach them. The same is true in more contemporary communities, and that means you’ll need to protect against things like crime.
There are a lot of ways to do that; since we’ve already briefly explored the technological impact on communities, let’s go down that avenue in this writing. Following we’ll explore several gadgets that can help you make your apartment as secure as it needs to be in any community.
- Lasers Are Better “Tripwires” Than Tripwires
This is exactly what it sounds like. Essentially, you’ve got a laser across key areas of your home which is invisible to the naked eye. When an intruder who isn’t authorized crosses that laser, an alarm sounds. Some laser tripwires additionally take automatic pictures of intruders as well. You can get options that automatically upload such images to the web to give cops a picture.
- Exceptionally Cost-Effective Security Cameras
You can get some top-tier security cameras that are $50 or less if you look around a bit. You can install them at key points of your apartment. This could be worth your while in keeping your premises safe from more than just intruders.
Sometimes those from whom you rent a property may incidentally visit when you’re not around, and in violation of the lease. Cameras recording the fact may provide you with a discounted month’s rent, provided you know how to make a deal.
- A Digital Canine To Give Would-Be Thieves A Scare
Motion sensors are very cost-effective today as well. Now if you do this measure, you likely should appraise the landlord of your actions so they don’t get suspicious. Some apartments don’t allow pets, and if a dog is heard barking, you could get fined.
Here’s what you do: you get the bark of a loud animal recorded, and use a motion sensor to activate the noise. Intruders trip the sensor and hear this hypothetical digital dog barking, then flee in terror out whatever entry they came through. For bonus points, if you’ve got the laser tripwire or the cameras, you can get a video of their terrified expressions as they exit the premises.
Technological Apartment Security
Most apartments won’t come with technology designed for the facilitation of security, and you’ll have to install requisite security measures yourself. However, in communities that are in expansion, like those of Texas, oftentimes such security options will already be included in varying units. Some apartments in Dallas will have such innovations built-in.
However, if you don’t find living options that come with built-in security measures, you should definitely consider installing them yourself. These are just a few of many potentially effective security solutions for your apartment or even your home. There is ample reason to secure your premises today, you may want to carefully look into options like these.