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Apartment and Condo safety tips from Pop-A-Lock Locksmiths and Security Professionals

Apartment and Condo safety tips from Pop-A-Lock Locksmiths and Security Professionals
With the number of people living in apartment and condominiums on the rise, it is important to think about the unique safety precautions that should be taken.
Here are some things to consider:
  • Make the effort to get to know the people in your building.
  • Use the building’s facilities (i.e. the laundry room or gym) during active times when other people are present.
  • Only open access-controlled areas such as the lobby or garage for people that you know. 
  • Report suspicious strangers to the property manager or superintendent.
  • When waiting for the elevator, stand off to the side of the door and be sure to look inside before you get in. If you are not comfortable with the occupants, don’t go in. 
  • Ensure the locks on your unit are secure and have been recently changed. Do not take the chance that the last occupant doesn’t have a key or didn’t give a key out.
  • Keep doors and windows locked. This not seem as important given the vertical nature of some of these buildings, but a high volume of people travel through apartment and condo complexes every day. An unlocked door or window provides opportunity for someone with bad intentions.
  • Utilize a safe to keep important items and documents.