When it comes to improving the security at the place you’re renting, you may feel slighted limited with options. Given that you’re renting someone else’s property, there will be only certain measures that you can take to improve the property’s security. With that being said though, there are still many things that could be done. In this blog we’ve decided to list our top 5 renting security tips for improving security.
Renting Security Tips
1. Never show-off your belongings
Even if you feel as though your home is securely locked up, never give a thief an excuse. By leaving expensive, valuable items in plain sight, you are essentially giving thieves a reason to try and enter. Be sure to either cover these things up, or simply close the blinds.
2. Request a lock upgrade from your landlord
If you can tell your landlord that you’d feel more comfortable having a lock upgrade on the windows and doors they might actually listen to you. A lot of the time landlords will be thinking about the bigger picture. By improving the quality of the locking system there might be less repair costs in the future.
3. Ask for a peephole to be installed
If your front door doesn’t have a peephole yet, make sure you get one installed. This is a pretty simple and inexpensive cost that your landlord should happily bear. If not, then make sure you try again. With enough persistence you should be able to get this done.
4. Know thy neighbour
Yes, that’s right. Make an effort to get to know the people that live around you. You will be surprised at just how nice some of them can be. Furthermore, by having even a superficial relationship with them, they will automatically feel indebted to watching over your property if someone suspicious is hanging around.
5. Lock EVERYTHING
Be sure to lock everything in your house. Don’t leave the windows open for the air to get in whilst you go to the shops. It only takes a few minutes for a thief to enter and leave with what they want. Be sure to always lock up before leaving home and even when you’re sleeping.
For more renting security tips feel free to speak to your local locksmith to see if they can suggest some more ideas. You can always do something to help improve the safety of your home and your contents.
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