Dorm rooms are at just about every college. Whether you’re going to stay in one in the future or you’re currently staying in one right now, there are a few things that you can do to prevent break ins. Break ins have been a common problem among many college campuses and while many students are simply irresponsible, there are some that take precaution yet the break in happens.
When it comes down to protecting your belongings, there are many things that you can do so that you can not only prevent someone from coming in, you can potentially catch the thief in action as well.
Play it smart all the time
I know it sounds silly but many people don’t even lock their dorm room doors when they are leaving to class. If you have a roommate or you’re by yourself, always make it a habit to lock your door. When it comes to breaking in, thieves are looking for easy entry. They don’t want to make a scene and if they can simply open your door and walk in, they are going to do it. Place a sticky note or something on the door to remind you if you have to.
Build a small security system
Like any college student, you’re probably up to date on technology. Just because you lock your door, it doesn’t mean someone can’t break in. Think about installing a webcam that can record the every move that happens in your dorm. There are simple programs out there that can take pictures of any movement and can send them to either your e-mail or phone. That way if the culprit is smart enough to remove it, you already have your evidence.
Get a small alarm
Everyone hates loud noises but if you install a simple alarm, this can scare away potential predators. You can purchase small door alarms for as little as $20 and whenever the door is attempted to be pushed opened, it will sound off a high pitched sound. This is great for when you’re gone and when you’re sleeping.
These are three great things that you can do in order to prevent theft. Remember that just because you do it, doesn’t mean it’s going to work. Yes, you’ll be better off than the guy next to you that doesn’t lock his door but it’s always best to be safe rather than sorry.