Keeping Personal Security a Top Priority

While all of us give importance to a lot of different things in our lives, most of us will agree that one of our top priorities is having total or absolute personal security. Safety is always very important for most people and it is one thing that has become part of what they do all the time. Whether it is going to work, shopping, strolling, or even just staying at home, personal safety is always essential and is always observed. It is common to most individuals to keep safe at all times as it is also a part of our instincts as humans. We really could not predict what will happen to us and knowing that reality will help us understand why we are conscious of our safety. There are a lot of things that can happen to us on any given day and wherever we may be. There are a lot of potentially harmful or dangerous circumstances where we could find ourselves in but that does not mean that if we are always vulnerable to harm, we could not do anything to prevent it from happening. Different people actually have different safety measures being observed but all have the same goal of preventing or avoiding anything that can put their well-being at risk.

Among the most prevalent threats that could put our personal safety at risk are different types of crimes. Robbery, theft, and burglary are just only a few crimes that we could encounter anytime. Aside from those common ones, there are also some serious crimes that we all need to avoid or prevent for us to be safe. There are a lot of preventive measures that we can do against these types of acts and one of the most popular solutions is to learn the art of self defense. We have plenty to choose from as we can enroll in martial arts, self defense crash courses, and use non-lethal weapons such as a taser gun or a stun gun. A little sacrifice is what people need to invest some of their time in learning those stuff and enhance their personal security.

Apart from crimes that we have to deal with, there is also another type of event that could put our safety at risk. Natural calamities may or may not be detected by experts so we also have to prepare for them. It would be ideal if we follow safety requirements implemented by local authorities so that we would have the capacity to protect ourselves at times that natural calamities happen. In order for us to be safe from these happenings, we can undergo different seminars or workshops and participate in various safety drills at work, at school, at public places, or even at home.

We all could not afford to take our own safety for granted so we all need to do what we can to have personal security all the time. There are a lot of other things that we can do to avoid putting our safety at risks. It is just a matter of making little sacrifices for a greater purpose for our own benefit.

Renters Insurance Is Great But Renters Should Strongly Consider Installing Apartment Alarms

I have been asked many times by my customers whether or not I think it is really necessary for them to install an apartment alarm in their apartment. My reply to this question is always very simple “Do you want to keep the stuff you have in your apartment?” If the answer to this question is yes and you don’t wish someone would just come and relive you of every material possession within the apartment than installing an alarm systems is an absolute no-brainer. Renters very often assume that they are somehow in less danger of being burglarized then there home owning counterparts when the truth of the matter is the exact opposite. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, apartments see a burglary rate 79% higher than single family homes. Rental properties saw 210 property crimes per 1,000 households nationwide, while owned properties experienced only 146 property crimes per 1,000 households in 2001, the bureau reported.

Another reason people that are renting do not secure apartment alarms may be because they wrongfully assume that doing so would be an expensive and potentially time consuming endeavor. This is absolutely not true when you consider the fact that there is usually less space to secure in an apartment and often something as simple as an apartment door guard alarm can cost less than the universal remote to your television. And securing an apartment is oftentimes much simpler and cost effective than securing a home for multiple reasons. For one, if you live on a floor other than the first floor a door guard alarm is all that you may realistically need as someone is very unlikely to enter the residence through a window, unless of course spider man is robbing your place. Secondly, even if you are on the first floor or in a garden apartment there just aren’t as many windows and doors to secure as is the case with the average single family home.

Renters insurance is an exceptionally wise decision but it should by no means be the one and only source of insuring your property. First and foremost, insurance can replace an item but what if the original item held significant emotional attachment? The best renters insurance policy on the planet can’t replace that. Secondly, if you are robbed and have to use your renters insurance policy to replace stolen items than I absolutely assure you that you will see an increase in your premium regardless of what the insurance salesman tries to tell you or how the company tries to hide this increase. And thirdly, and most important, renters insurance cannot replace the sense of insecurity and violation one will naturally feel once they’ve been the victim of a break-in.

So for all of these reasons and for ones I haven’t even mentioned please strongly consider securing your apartment with some form of apartment alarm.

Stay Safe,

Carl Vouer

Apartment Alarms Help Replace the One Thing That Renters Insurance Cannot, Your Peace of Mind

I am in the business of home security devices, specifically apartment security devices, and time after time I receive orders from customers that have already been the victim of a burglary to their apartment and hence I feel as though I’m assisting them just a bit too late. Don’t get me wrong, it is never too late to install an apartment alarm system it is just that one of the wonderful benefits of installing such a system is never having to feel that horrible feeling of insecurity after a break-in has already occurred, and unfortunately when most people decide to install a security system.

The reason so many people fail to install apartment alarms is because oftentimes people don’t even realize such devices exist. People are obviously aware, and understand the importance of alarm systems for single family homes but few, for whatever reason, are aware or understand the importance of apartment alarms. The fact of the matter is that an apartment is far more likely to be broken into than is a single family home and installing an apartment alarms is far more easy and far less costly than the average security system for a single family home.

Another reason I think apartment alarms may take a back seat in people’s minds is because many renters will secure a renters policy and leave it at that in regards to securing the apartment. Renters insurance is wonderful and should absolutely be purchased before moving into any new residence but that alone isn’t going to protect perhaps the most valuable item of all, your peace of mind. A renter’s insurance policy can replace the new 50-inch flat screen, the appliances, jewelry, and furniture but it won’t replace that awful feeling of being violated that one will naturally feel after a burglary has occurred. I have never had to experience that horrible feeling that one must surely feel the night after a break-in has occurred. Trying to go to sleep and not knowing who was in your residence last night and more importantly whether or not they intend on coming back. What really pains me though is that this feeling of insecurity could have been so easily avoided had the victim simply installed a 20 dollar door guard alarm.

Most apartment alarm systems cost about the same as a decent toaster and take less time to install than that toaster takes making toast. Often, especially if one is not in a garden apartment, a simple door guard alarm on one or more doors (depending on the layout of the apartment) will suffice.

So please, if you or someone you love is renting, don’t just stop at purchasing a renter’s insurance policy and take the time and small amount of effort to secure and install a simple apartment alarm system.

Stay Safe,

Carl Vouer