If your Apartment is Unoccupied for an Extended Period

Please see the tips below if you plan to be away from your apartment for an extended period.

  • Notify a trusted neighbor that you'll be gone and ask him/her to watch your apartment.
  • Cancel all deliveries such as newspapers and have all mail held by the post office.
  • Do not leave valuables out in the open and remove anything of exceptional value. Close all first floor blinds and curtains.
  • Use automatic timers to turn lights on and off.
  • If you are moving out or changing apartments, do not leave valuables unattended while moving.
  • Call the Albany Police Department at 911 to report immediately all crimes and any suspicious activity.