We all know that nighttime seems to be when most people are concerned about criminal activity. Although criminals will try to break the law at any time of the day, our defenses are generally down at night as we try to get ready to go to bed and actually sleep. There is a certain safety that we feel in our own homes and that is something you never want to lose. As such, there are a few things that you can do to help keep your apartment safe at night so that you don't have to worry as much about something bad happening.
One of the first things that we always suggest is getting some form of home security system. This can be something as simple as a camera doorbell, or it may be an entire alarm system that goes through the whole property. While what you choose depends largely on the size of your rental and what your landlord will agree to, there are options for every type of agreement. If you cannot get a security system, it certainly wouldn't hurt to get something that looks like a security system. This may be a sticker to put in the window or a sign out front, or it may even be a fake security camera. Criminals will generally look for these kinds of things, so having them will help you keep your place safe.
Another thing that you can easily do to help deter criminal activity is to keep a light on. Whether outside or inside, you can keep a lamp or two on to make it seem like someone is still up and actively awake. If you are going away or simply don't want to remember to turn it on and off, you can always buy a timer to plug the light into which will automatically turn the lamp on at a certain time and off again once the sun comes up.
While there are dozens of things that you can do to keep yourself and your family safe at night, these are two of the easiest methods that tend to work pretty well. Ask your neighbors what they do if you are concerned about something happening, and always be sure to keep an eye on the area. Staying safe is the most important thing, so don't let your safety fall by the wayside at night!