Moving out on your own can be an exciting time. The freedom and independence of living alone means you can do whatever you want, whenever you want. It also means that you should take a few precautions to stay safe. Panoramic Properties wants to share some tips for staying safe when you live alone in an apartment.
Choose a Safe Apartment
The 24 hour news cycle may make it seem like the world is a dangerous place. Of course, that can be true, but according to Macleans, the crime rate in Canada has decreased by about 25% over the last 20 years. Mississauga is a relatively safe city (not even in the top 100 of Canada’s more dangerous cities), but there are some basic, common sense things you can do to make yourself even safer when you live alone. The first is to choose a safe apartment. Both 45 Paisley and 2200 Sherobee feature secured entry and 24-hour on-site management. Choosing an apartment that isn’t on the ground floor can increase your sense of security.
Being aware of your surroundings can go a long way towards keeping you safe. This can mean anything from knowing where your emergency exits are, to carrying a flashlight or whistle with you. Your smartphone can also help keep you safe. Talking on your phone while you come home alone may be a distraction, but keeping a charged phone on your person is a good idea. There are a variety of personal safety apps today that can help you deal with security concerns.
Use Your Common Sense
Although the chances of you finding yourself in a dangerous situation are relatively low, using common sense can make you even more secure. Lock your door and never let strangers into your apartment or into the lobby of the building. Taking a self-defense class can go a long way to increasing your confidence and sense of well being.