If you manage an apartment complex then it's your duty to offer those who live on your property a safe place to live. You can transform your complex into a quiet and safe place with a few simple changes. Here are some of the changes you may want to make around the complex:
Cut back large foliage that provides coverage
One of the things you can do around the grounds is to limit the amount of coverage you offer to those looking to engage in any criminal activity. Criminals will often look for places to hide behind when they are going to do something wrong. Very tall and full bushes can give them this type of coverage and cutting them down in size will take away that coverage.
Put extra lights were they are needed
Take a walk around the entire place and look for dark spots that also offer protective coverage for criminals. Have light poles installed in those dark areas. You should also put all of the lights in the complex on timers so they come on right as it starts to get dark each day. You should also make sure anyone's porch lights that burn out get replaced right away.
Provide tenants with a 24 hour emergency line
You should also have a 24 hour line that people who live in the complex can use to reach you or to get you a message in case there is an emergency at the complex. Just having this 24 hour number will help to put many of your tenants at ease and make them feel as if you really take their concerns seriously.
Hire an unarmed security service
You can really set your residents mind at ease by providing them with the comfort of having unarmed security on the grounds each night. This will especially make anyone who comes home from work after dark feel better when they are walking through the parking area. It doesn't matter what type of neighborhood your apartments are in, crimes can take place anywhere. Having a security company there all night will assure everyone that someone is on the grounds who is prepared to deal with situations that may arise, should they occur.
Making the few changes detailed above will help you to offer a safe space for those who choose to rent an apartment in your complex. This will also make your place more appealing to anyone who is looking for an apartment to rent.
Few things are scarier to think about than a home invasion or robbery. In addition to losing some of your more valuable possessions, burglars could also injure your family members or leave them with debilitating PTSD. A few of my neighbors have dealt with serious robberies, and it has been really difficult for them to overcome. This blog is all about improving your home security for a safer tomorrow. Check out this blog for more information on home security, and what you can do in order to give your family the peace of mind they need to enjoy their day-to-day life.