Whether you live in an apartment or a home, security is always important. A great way to beef up security is to install a security camera. However, if you live in an apartment, you should always talk to your landlord before installing one. You need their approval, and there could be specific rules and regulations in your state or area code you would have to follow.
If you’re looking to install an apartment security system, below we discuss invasive and non-invasive security cameras, as well as other security options you could consider with your landlord.
Apartment Security Camera
If you get approval from your landlord, then your best option is to go with a full home security setup. Depending on the agreement made, the landlord might be willing to pay and install the security system themselves, so it’s there for future tenants. It doesn’t hurt to ask your landlord to see if they’re willing to pay for it.
However, if the cost falls onto you, your best bet is to do your research and get a system that fits your budget. Home security cameras are a reliable and effective security option. You can get one for your front door or have multiple throughout the apartment, if your landlord approves multiple cameras. Doorbell cameras are another effective and inexpensive solution.
Non-Invasive Security Camera
Not every landlord will approve a security system. Fortunately, there are non-invasive security options available, so you do not have to alter the property to have them installed. There are stick-on wireless security cameras and door cameras you could place on virtually any hard surface in the apartment.
Just make sure you illustrate to your landlord that there are non-invasive options available. Even though you do not have to alter the property to install security equipment, there are still within their rights to deny your request.
Alternative Security Options
Fortunately, there are other security options available you could talk to your landlord about if adding an apartment security camera is off the table. For one, you can add additional locks to your main points of entry. If you go this route, we recommend having the landlord take the reins. This way you’re not responsible for any potential damages.
Another option is adding door and window motion sensors or an alarm system. There are both invasive and non-invasive options available. In this case, the landlord does not have to worry about altering the property if that’s an area of concern.
If you’re owning or renting a property and want to learn more about home security, contact an ADS Security expert today.