If you’re thinking about buying a Boston condo in Beacon Hill that are readily available in the area. Though these units are generally safe, like any other property there’s always the potential risk of a burglary. However, there are a few tips you can use to reduce the risk of your condo being burglarized.

Lock Doors and Windows

Burglars are likely to use windows to enter a Boston condo. Leaving windows open means criminals don’t have to resort to forced entry, making it harder to determine if a break-in occurred. Lock your windows whenever you’re sleeping or leaving the area. Likewise, lock entrance doors and sliding doors. Sliding doors may require extra reinforcement to prevent burglars from prying them open. Use a dowel or security bar to secure the sliding door. While sleeping, security bars can work for entrance doors as well.

Live on a Higher Floor

Burglars find it difficult to break windows past the first floor, and it’s also harder to carry items downstairs. If the option is available, pass up buying a floor level Beacon Hill condo for a unit on a higher level. As a bonus, condos on higher floors sometimes cost less than floor level condos.

Contact the Main Office When on Vacation

The courtesy officer or condominium manager should receive a notification whenever you leave the condo for a few days or longer. The main office staff can guard the area until your return.

Invest in Security Devices

Condos with leases contain little wiggle room in terms of customization, so a security system is not typically an option. Residents should watch out for their safety and invest in security items for further protection. Security bars for doors and motion lights are two perfect examples.

Break the Routine

Burglars are likely to scope out the area before breaking in. A burglar expects you to maintain the same routine long enough to enter your home and steal your belongings. Throw off burglars by switching up your daily routines. If you leave at 9am every morning, leave at 8am or 10am instead. If you return at 6pm most evenings, return earlier. Drop by the condo during lunch. Turn on the lights at a different time. These tricks can keep burglars guessing.

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Author Profile

John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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