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December 13, 2017

Make Sure to Keep Your Apartment Secure if you’re Planning to be Away for the Holidays

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Happy December and Best Wishes on the end of your semester! We know the first part of the year can be daunting and very busy for new and returning students alike. As the term draws to a close, we are sure many of you are anticipating a much dreamed for return to your families to celebrate the Holidays and enjoy some down time.

If you’ve been one of the adventurous students who have opted to live off-campus, we do hope your experience has been pleasant and comfortable. Our students who looked for apartment rentals in Cortland found Cortland Student Rentals to be the best value for the money and the safest, cleanest and most well-maintained housing in Cortland. Thank you for making us the best and most sought-after affordable student housing in Cortland.

Going Home for the Holidays?

apartments for rent in CortlandThere is so much to anticipate and look forward to as the Holidays near. Getting to go home and see your families and hometown friends always invokes many happy memories and excitement. Never mind the gift shopping that you enjoy this time of year.

With all the rush, exams, classes ending and preparing to head out for a much needed break, there are some major safety tips you will want to take notice of.

Although our apartments and houses are secured with dead bolt lock systems, sadly the holidays are a prime time for thieves to take advantage of folks being away on vacation. Their stealth, techniques, and sheer determination can circumvent even the most advanced security measures.

To assist you in securing your apartment, here are some tips that you may find helpful.

Be sure all windows are firmly and complete shut and locked. Go back and check your windows. Leaving one window unlocked is a certain invitation to people looking to get into a home and steal valuable items.

Do not leave valuables in your apartment or room while you are away. Although it may mean lugging extra possessions with you, please take your electronics (laptops, phones, tablets, and other expensive pieces), jewelry, cash, and any other valuable items with you. The less you leave of value, the less chance someone will try to take them.

If you’ve installed additional security measures or systems, be sure they are activated and work properly before you leave for the holidays.

secure apartment rentals in CortlandIf you have a trusted neighbor ( there are still many families that live in the neighborhoods year long) that you may have developed some relationship with, ask them if they would keep an eye out for any suspicious activity and to call the police should they see anything.

The best defense when leaving your home unattended for a period of time is to secure all doors and windows. Double check them. Let a neighbor know you will be gone (and let them know when you return).

Keep valuable items out of view. Close blinds and shades so would-be thieves are unable to see into the apartment. And last but not least, consider obtaining a timer switch that can be connected to a light or lamp. Set the timer to have the lighting come on at a specific time and go off at a typical time for you. This is also a great deterrent as it will look like someone is still in the apartment.

Happy Holidays

All of us here at Cortland Student Rentals wish you and your families a Happy, Safe, and Merry Christmas! See you after the New Year!!!