Information for Renters
yo rent, rather than own, does not mean that you have to be left
out of the loop when it comes to home security. Thanks to modern
gadgets, you too can install home security devices in your dwelling.
This is all made possible by wireless
Burglars Target Renters
The number of
people who choose to rent rather than buy is on the rise. Ever since
the housing market started to collapse in 2007, renting has become
more and more popular. Unfortunately, when it comes to home burglaries,
rental homes are sometimes targeted even more than single-family
dwellings. Burglars sometimes target rentals exclusively because
they think that renters are less inclined to take the needed security
measures in order to protect their belongings and themselves.
Just as it is
in a home that is owned, renters should take all of the precautionary
measures that will help to keep their families and their belongings
safe. This includes the simple steps of getting to know your neighbors,
securing your doors and windows, and getting a home security system.
These days there are security companies that cater to those who
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that renters can do is talk to their landlords. They can casually
question and negotiate with the landlord in order to make sure that
the property is safe. Renters can also opt for renters insurance.
Talk to your insurance agent about this. Having renters insurance
will be of little help if you are caught in a home invasion but
it can help to replace the items that might be stolen in a home
Be Aware of
In the United States,
there are more than 36 million renters. Apartments are 85% more
likely to be burglarized than single-family homes. More than 50
percent of all rentals are occupied by families rather than singles.
There will always be plenty of renters and there will always be
plenty of robbers.
Renters need to realize
that they can be targeted just as easily as homeowners. By taking
the proper precautionary measures, renters can secure their dwellings
and keep their families and their possessions safe. There will always
be the threat of home invasions but if you take some steps to secure
your home, you will sleep better at night.