Be Realistic. No home or apartment in the United States is immune from burglary or theft. All homes and apartments should have basic security systems. At the minimum, doors and windows should have operating locks kept in good condition and consistently used. A truly secure house or apartment will have security devices installed by a professional (remember, the criminals are also professionals). Burglar and security alarm systems of all types are available. Some are simple motion detectors, while others are complex systems that can automatically call the police for you.
Personal Safety in the Home. Remember, also, that these systems are designed to protect you against personal attack, crime or rape in your own home. Be careful when opening your door to anyone. Become an educated consumer about security systems, do research to find the right security company for you, and learn how to keep your security system functioning effectively.
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