When you live in an apartment, sometimes you’re less focused on security, as you know that intruders would have to get through a number of other doors before they’d get to your apartment.

However, you also know that sometimes those doors can be held open and that it’s so important to protect your belongings as much as possible.

As a home security installer here in East Sussex, and as suppliers of the Ajax alarm system, we’ve put together a number of ways you can ensure that your apartment and your belongings are safe.

1) Think Like an Intruder!

One of the best ways to protect your home is to put yourself in the mind of a potential intruder. Go around your home and check your windows to see if they can be accessed, as well as any other potential entry points.

Thinking this way helps you see where security in your apartment could be improved, and can naturally make you a little more vigilant.

2) Practice Good Habits

When you’re entering your building try and get in to the habit of making sure that you close the door behind you, and that you don’t hold it open for anyone you don’t recognise.

Corridors and entrances to the building should be well lit at all times, so intruders have nowhere to hide. If you have any concerns raise them with building management.

3) Protect Your Valuables

Whenever you’re going on holiday be sure to protect your valuables by hiding them in places that intruders wouldn’t think to look. Even day to day just think about what you leave out on show, so you can look after the things that mean the most to you.

4) Add a Camera

A motion camera can be handy if pointed on entry points, you can get a number of different products that can alert you if any activity is detected. However, understandably many people are not comfortable having a camera in their home. A great alternative can be a well-thought out security system, that protects entry points.

5) Install an Alarm System

Sometimes intruders will target apartments as they know that they generally don’t have individual alarm systems. Having one installed gives you peace of mind and can act as a deterrent.

Ajax have designed a home security package specially for apartments, with a range of different prices to suit your budget. Depending on the package you choose, you can get motion and door opening detectors, that will send an alert to your smartphone if any activity is found. You also get an indoor siren, which can be further protect you and your belongings.

To find out more about Ajax alarm systems get in touch with our team. We’ll be more than happy to talk you through the options and help you choose the one that’s right for you. Call us on 01293 510 792.