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onto Home Security Tips | Jordan Frankel
Apartment and Condo Security Tips
Life in an apartment or condominium complex can often appear safe and secure for most residents. With numerous neighbors, staff and possibly even security guards on patrol, why should anyone give a second thought when it comes to the risk of being burglarized? Well, as a 20-year veteran of the security industry, I am very suited to answer this grim question.
Last year, over 2.2 million burglaries were reported in the United States. Out of those reported burglaries, an alarming 70% took place within residences across America. And according to the National Crime Prevention Council, apartments and condos are 85% more likely to be burglarized than other types of housing.
Why are residents experiencing the brunt of these heartless crimes? Because various businesses, stores, and offices are making it more and more difficult for criminals to gain entry into their facilities by installing various security devices—alarm systems, cameras, protective glass film, door braces, and more. This causes burglars to turn their attention to much easier targets—residential houses, apartments, and condos.
An important lesson can be learned from these disturbing statistics, which is that the best defense against becoming a victim of burglary or home invasion is to increase the layers of security.