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Security and Home Alarms for Your Apartment

June 15, 2016 aptprepper 2

I mentioned a while back that there had been a couple of burglaries in our apartment complex.  I spoke to building management to get the scoop on the latest one.  He said there is usually an increase in theft during the summer months, especially when there are teens with nothing better to do so be on the lookout.    He said tenants  are responsible for making their apartments more secure as long as the changes don’t violate the terms of the […]

How to Blend into Your Surroundings for Safety

November 19, 2015 aptprepper 7

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com While looking out a window one day I witnessed this lizard change color three times right before my eyes.  It started out with a grayish tinge while sitting on grey cement; then it jumped on a mossy pavement and turned green.  When it jumped on a brown brick and turned brown, I lost sight of it.  I was quite fascinated with the skill and got to thinking we can learn from this. Many […]

Protect your Computer and Smart Phone from Ransomware

February 12, 2015 aptprepper 1

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I heard on the local news that a lot of people have been victimized by “ransomware”  According to the people who reported the crime, their computers are held hostage for ransom and unless they pay, everything in their computer or smart phone is no longer accessible.  The scammer gains entry when the target clicks on a link usually sent through one of those phishing emails.   Other reports indicate entry could also be through […]

Should You Answer the Door When a Stranger Knocks?

December 4, 2014 aptprepper 14

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com During the holidays you may notice an increase in people coming up to your door:  leaving flyers, selling something or just being neighborly.  But you never know what their intentions are. The local constables in our area have been warning people to be more vigilant due to a rising number of burglaries.  One of the more controversial questions is whether you should answer the door when a stranger knocks or pretend you’re not […]

20 Tips on Staying Safe During the Holiday Season

November 19, 2014 aptprepper 11

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and the Christmas season will soon be in full swing.  Theft and other crimes seem to increase when people are out and about shopping or partying and not paying much attention to anything else. The other day the management company left a flyer on our door about a “Resident Meeting” regarding apartment safety. I was concerned enough that I attended the evening meeting after work. A […]

The #1 Rule to Avoid Being a Victim of Sliders

October 2, 2014 aptprepper 3

This morning our local news reported that several women all over town have been victimized by the latest crime wave, called “sliders.” I mentioned this a while back as a local crime, but the incidence of these crimes have become more widespread. It is happening in cities all over the country. […]

Some Simple Vigilance, Shred Your Trash

July 26, 2014 aptprepper 2

This article first appeared on geekprepper.org Written by John, geekprepper.org   Operational Security is key. I was talking to a retired Law Enforcement professional a few weeks ago and he commented about how he could learn almost everything he needed to know about someone by going through their garbage. They can determine everything, from your favorite restaurants to how much your car payment is and who you pay it to. Shred your trash I’ve known about this for a while, […]

Where to Hide Valuables in an Apartment

March 20, 2014 aptprepper 13

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Recently, one of our awesome readers, Sara, brought up a great question: I was wondering if you could advise me for a particular apartment security measure? I live in an apartment, but I am unable to drill holes into the floor. I am wondering what kind of safe I could buy and how I could secure it? This safe would ideally house a laptop and a few files.  Hypothetically, if a thief […]

Hide your Emergency Supplies from Strangers

November 20, 2013 aptprepper 15

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Living in an apartment, you frequently have strangers coming to your space:  the “once a year” inspection, fire and smoke alarm inspection, pest control and let’s not forget the maintenance guy coming in to change vent filters and what not.  Apartment dwellers are not the only ones who have visitors, anyone can have pizza delivery, cable installer, plumber and other repair technicians may enter your house. Emergency supplies are your own business, and […]

Three Ways Thieves are Targeting You

August 14, 2013 aptprepper 5

This past week we had three news items that grabbed my attention:  potential ways that you could be robbed while going about your day: 1.  Thieves called “Sliders” can steal your purse or emergency backpack right out of your car while you’re filling up your tank I’ve talked about things I’ve witnessed in the gas station before; another thing I noticed was many people do not bother to lock their cars when they get out to pay and pump gas.   […]

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