For those that live in apartments, finding the right kind of security system that wont violate a lease requires the understanding that a wireless alarm system can be installed without the need to run any type of wiring through the walls.
Unfortunately there seems to be a general lack in most apartment complexes for internal alarm systems that will protect the apartments individually, but instead more emphasis is placed on securing the complex with fences and security gates, along with unarmed security guards that are hired with very little experience or specialized training. While these types of measures might work well as a slight deterrent, they are in no way the best type of security to prevent a professional burglar from entering the apartments undetected. This is where its up to each tenant to seek an alternative to the gap in security thats left due to poor planning on the part of the apartment management.
While some tenants will try and save money on a wireless security system by purchasing a do it yourself kit, these types of security systems can be easily disabled by thieves who understand them. Most DIY alarm kits only provide a sounding alarm at the point where a sensor is broken, so if the thief is quick they can easily turn it off, and thereby prevent anybody from being alerted to their actions. A professional wireless alarm usually has a base system that each sensor will not only send a signal to that will trigger a separate alarm, but the base system will also dial the intrusion into a monitoring station that can determine if the breach is a false alarm or whether the police need to be contacted.
Most professionally monitored apartment alarm systems can be installed for free as long as the tenant is willing to pay the monthly monitoring charges, which usually only cost around $30 per month on average. When you consider how property crimes have increased over the years, its a small price to pay for the piece of mind that comes with knowing that your family and property are better protected than what the apartment complex is willing to do for the sake of providing optimum security.