Living in a condo and even a well-furnished apartment can be costly especially from a security point of view.
There are many important things to take care of before moving including personal and apartment security together
with finding out just how secure and safe your new home is going to be. Security can be implemented in many ways
and the techniques mostly depend on the location and size of the complex you are about to move in.
Normally, in an apartment building, it is the responsibility of the management to ensure that everything is
safe. They usually hire a guard for this purpose. The responsibility of the guard is simply to identify who goes in
and who comes out of the building since only authorized persons are allowed to enter in most cases.
This type of security is sufficient if your complex is located in a busy area. However, personal security
techniques should be implemented by each and everyone living in an apartment or a condo to ensure proper and
maximum protection of not only their lives but also their personal belongings.
The first and foremost method to implement security is to keep your windows and doors locked at all times. This
can also be extended to common entrances and glass doors by collecting money from all tenants living on a floor and
installing a lock. This joint effort pays off in the long run and you don’t have to be concerned about the security
of your individual apartment in case you have to go somewhere on vacation.
Don’t let anyone unknown enter the premises of your building simply because he is asking to visit someone who
lives near you. Make sure the person he or she is asking to meet comes out himself and admits them in. This should
be rigid and applied in all kinds of situations to ensure maximum security.
Always be aware of your surroundings. If you notice anything unusual immediately inform the guard. Women are
also advised to keep a pepper spray can in their bags at all times. If visitors from the corporate world visit you
often because of your job, make sure you keep all their business cards with you. Sometimes, they would even want to
come inside when you are not around. Give the security guard all information about your visitors and relatives.
In addition to this before admitting a stranger inside your complex ask them to prove their identity. See their
ID card, driver’s license or any other identification source and then let them in.
Before selecting an apartment or condo to live in, make sure you have inspected it thoroughly for any security
loopholes or other easy targets for thieves. Check the emergency alarm systems if there are any, emergency escape
routes in case of a fire and other similar things to ensure that your apartment is a safe place to live in. Also
keep in mind that after you move in, it is too late to ask the owners to change locks and other security-related
equipment. Make sure that security considerations of an apartment are on top of your priority list while looking
for a house to live in.