Simple Ways to Keep Your Phoenix Apartment Secure This Summer

One of the considerations you may have while you search for a new Phoenix apartment is finding a property that offers a safe and secure residential experience. That might come in the form of gated parking, restricted access to the property, security patrols, or security cameras. Here are a few things to consider as you make yourself at home in your Phoenix apartment.

Remember These Simple Security Tips

Just locking your apartment door might mean the difference between experiencing a burglary and a thief deciding to pass over your apartment. Some thieves won’t bother with breaking into an apartment or house if they actually have to break something to do it whether that’s kicking in a door, breaking a lock, or smashing a window.

You may choose to install a more effective or secondary lock on your front door if you wish, but it’s often not necessary in a relatively new Phoenix apartment community that will provide other secure features to ensure your apartment is kept safe whether you’re at home or you’re away on a vacation.

Don’t Let Mail & Papers Pile Up

If you’re like many Americans, you get your newspapers, magazines, and much of your mail via the internet or email. However, many people still get their newspapers each Sunday via a traditional delivery. A few papers sitting on your doorstep are a huge beacon to would-be thieves.

If you travel often and are away from your apartment for a few weeks at a time, you may wish to consider electronic delivery of your newspapers and magazines. Not only is this decision good for the planet, but it also allows you to read your newspapers while you travel and it eliminates the likelihood of anyone noticing your absence from your apartment.

Have Someone Look in On Things

Having a friend look in on your place is a worthwhile favor to ask whether you leave on frequent weekend trips or you plan one, big summer vacation each year. Most of your friends will probably provide this service for free, but you can always thank a friend or family member with a lunch or dinner date when you return from your vacation.

Some of the tasks your friend can undertake while looking in on your luxury Phoenix apartment include getting your mail out of the mailbox (if you didn’t have it temporarily stopped), turning different lights on to create some random lighting patterns, and checking to make sure nothing is out of place or disturbed.

If you’re new to Phoenix and you don’t feel you know anyone well enough yet to ask them to look in on your apartment, you can always choose to install a few surveillance cameras. Little wireless cameras are inexpensive and are easy to hook up to your wireless system to allow you to access them remotely while you’re away.

Live with Us This Summer at Rancho Ladera

Are you looking for a new home in Phoenix? If you haven’t yet found the perfect place to live, we’d love to welcome you on a personalized tour of our Phoenix apartment community. Get in touch today to arrange a visit, and we’ll show you around your future apartment home!