Living in an apartment building can mean perks like a shared security system in the hallways. However, these security systems are usually easy to circumvent, besides many flats do not come with such systems. If you live in a flat, one of the things you should definitely consider doing is installing a security system for your unit. Remember that as a a building with plenty of tenants, it is very easy for guests of other units (or those pretending to be guests) to go ahead and enter yours instead.
The good thing these days is that there are plenty of DIY security systems that you can buy in hardware stores. Installing security cameras are not that hard. It is also really easy to download apps and software to configure the security system to work on your computer or your mobile phone. This way you can keep an eye on your flat wherever you may be without spending tons of money or hiring a security expert. So don’t spend all your money retrofitting your flat just for looks but also for your security.
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