5 Home Security Tips for People Who Live Alone

5 Home Security Tips for People Who Live Alone

5 Home Security Tips for People Who Live Alone
Some people value their privacy and independence and choose to live alone.

Having your own place has its unique benefits, of course, but living alone can also make people feel more vulnerable to home security threats.

If you are the only occupant of your home or apartment, make use of the following home security tips and contact Powerlink, LLC in Murfreesboro, TN for any of your home security needs.

Get to Know Your Neighbors

Whether you live in an apartment, condo or a house, you will most likely have neighbors. Make sure you introduce yourself so they can associate your face with your place. You don’t have to become best friends over night, but casually acquaint yourself with them and keep some form of regular contact with them.

They will be more likely to recognize that something is amiss if they have a basic understanding of your habits and recognize friends that frequently visit.

Have Company Over When Expecting Strangers

Whenever you have a repairman scheduled to visit or any other type of stranger slated to be at your place, invite a friend or two over. The truth is that you can really never be too safe, and creating an illusion that you do not live alone can go a long way in making your home safe.

Add a Non-Human Roommate

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If your living situation allows it, adopting a pet can go a long way in making you feel safe and providing a companion that will never leave dirty dishes in the sink. Sure, dogs require walks and cats will bring a litter box into your life, but having a pet can help alleviate the stresses of living alone and also help deter home invaders.

Noisy pets can also alert neighbors of a disturbance when you are not home, potentially quelling a break-in while you are at work or just out for the day.

Update Locks and Keys

Whenever you move into a new place, you should always change out the current locks and have new keys made. Be careful to keep tabs on each new key that is made and who has possession of them. Former tenants can oftentimes hang on to keys without even realizing it, and you never know who could get their hands on it.

Also, never store keys outside of your home or apartment. No matter how clever you think you are, burglars always know where to look.

Install a Security System

When it comes to total home security, there is no better way to protect your home than a state-of-the-art home security system from ADT. Your home will be secure and you will receive all the benefits of a home security system, including:

  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Remote arming and disarming
  • Flood sensors
  • Remote Video Monitoring
  • Security Alerts
  • So much more!

Local ADT Provider

If are seeking the peace of mind of knowing that your home is being protected by an industry leading home security company, do not hesitate to contact Powerlink, LLC today.

Disclaimer: “$99.00 Customer Installation Charge. 36-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $36.99 per month ($1331.64). Form of payment must be by credit card or electronic charge to your checking or savings account. Offer applies to homeowners only. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactory credit history required. Certain restrictions may apply. Offer valid for new ADT Authorized Dealer customers only and not on purchases from ADT LLC. Other rate plans available. Cannot be combined with any other offer.” TNCERT C-0332, C-1144

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