I don’t feel comfortable in my TCC apartment. What are some ways to feel safer?

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SAGA apartments are gated and have a courtesy patrol to ensure the safety of residents.

Moving into TCC apartments can be stressful, especially if you're not from a city like Tallahassee. The rich nightlife that so many Tallahassee Community College students enjoy isn't for everyone and can make some people worried for their safety. Usually, this uncertainty goes away after getting used to living in your new home, but there's nothing wrong with taking extra precautions to ensure your safety. This article will give some tips on how to feel safer in apartments near TCC and show you what you can do to get some peace of mind in your new home.

Playing it safe with TCC apartments

If you're seriously worried about your safety, the best thing you can do is find some TCC apartments that have security. Many Tallahassee apartments have guards that do a courtesy patrol late at night to ensure the safety of their residents. Gated apartments offer the extra security that no one can enter the community without the gate code, or a remote device given only to residents. Another thing you can do when looking for a safe community is asking around to find quiet communities. A calm living environment can help anxious residents feel secure in their homes.

Warming up to your apartment

If you already have a TCC apartment and you don't feel comfortable there, don't worry, there are solutions. There are some things you can do to beef up your own security and warn off would-be misdoers. Sometimes all you need is a few warning signs. For example, hanging up a beware of dog sign goes a long way towards keeping out burglars, whether you have a dog or not. Be sure to also keep all your belongings such as shoes and bicycles inside your apartment, so would-be robbers don't end up seeing anything they want to take. And this may be a no-brainer, but don't keep your keys under the doormat, or any other place a stranger can find them. And, always have important possessions like keys on your person at all times.

As for more functional security measures, installing a visible alarm both warns off burglars and keeps your apartment safe. Installing porch lights by your doors, patios, and balconies will help to keep vulnerable areas visible and mitigate the danger of unwanted entry.

Safety in numbers

Sometimes, fear can be your biggest enemy. If you're worried that you have untrustworthy neighbors, one of the most beneficial things you can do is to go out and make friends with people in your community. Strangers are scary, so don't let them be strangers! Not only will making friends help you feel better about your neighbors, but building up a support group in your community keeps you safer than if you were alone. For example, if you're planning on going out of town and worried that your house might get broken into, ask your next-door neighbor to keep an eye on things while you're away. Throw a party or plan a social event with your roommates to get to know each of your neighbors.

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