You can deter thieves from breaking into your home by following some simple, commonsense tips from Realty Times on making your apartment or home less attractive to thieves. 
Put lamps in your home on timers so even when you have left, it looks like someone is home.  Don’t have timers?  Leave lamps on when you go out.
Always lock your windows and doors and make sure there are deadbolts on all exterior doors.  Ask your landlord to install them if they are missing.  If you have a garage door, always close it and lock it as well.
A security system is a great way to deter thieves, but it doesn’t work if you don’t set it.  Make sure it is set whenever you leave your house and place decals and signs around your home to scare off robbers before they even try to break in.
If you are going on vacation, stop mail and newspaper delivery or have a neighbor pick up your newspapers and mail.  An overflowing mailbox or stoop full of papers is a tell-tale sign that no one is home and makes your place an easy target.
Sliding glass doors should have extra locks and a lock bar because they can be so easy to break into.  
Don’t store items like bikes, grills, and lawn mowers in the open.  These are quick, easy marks for criminals.
Need help finding an apartment with all the safety measures mentioned in place?  Give San Marcos Apartment Experts a call today at 512-805-0123.

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