Keep Your Doors and Windows Locked
Always make sure that your home is secure when you are in it. It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is, an unlocked door or window can be an introduction for intruders; most of the time stronger than you.
As soon as you get home from work or school, lock the door behind you. It can be difficult in the summer months if it’s very hot so look for ways to limit the amount your windows can open!
Know Your Area
When you move to somewhere new, take a walk around. You need to know the type of people in the area and the crime rate in the city. It is good to know the location of the police station and other forms of help.
Make Friends with Your Neighbours
Get to know the people who live around you. You may ask them to help you move a heavy box into your apartment or just go around with some cookies as a hello; you may find that they come to you to say hello. Getting to know them will give someone to turn to if there is a problem.
Check Who Is at Your Door
You don’t have to answer the door! Check who is outside first. If you know you have a delivery coming and see a delivery driver, then answer it.
If you know nothing about it and know there is danger in the area, you may want to think twice. Peepholes, upstairs windows, and similar factors can help limit the number of people you let into your home.
Don’t Let People Know You Are Alone
The fewer people who know you live alone the better. Some people will try to get that information out of you to decide whether you are