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5 Ways to Improve Security at Your Apartment or Complex Building



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As a property manager, the safety of your residents is a top priority. Here are five ways to ensure your apartment or condo complex is as safe as possible.


1. Install lighting

One of the best things you can do to improve the security of your building is to ensure exterior and parking areas are well-lit. Installing lighting is an easy and cost-effective way to deter criminals, trespassers and vandals. Ensure all staircases and walkways have adequate lighting, so criminals have nowhere to hide.


2. Erect a security fence

Installing a high-quality security fence around your property with automatic gates will deter even the most determined criminal. Chain-link fencing is an inexpensive option. However, an ornamental iron fence combines attractive looks with superior security.


When considering security fencing options, you may want to look into a sound barrier wall. These fences are made from materials that absorb high- and low-frequency sounds. They’re effective at keeping noises like traffic, trains and barking dogs from disturbing your tenants while providing added security.


Additionally, an indoor fence system is ideal for creating secure storage areas in basements and parkades. You can also use an indoor fence to safeguard your complex’s swimming pool.


3. Use access control

Access control technology like ID cards, fobs and keypads give you better control over who has access to your property. These devices can keep a record of anyone who comes and goes from your building, so you can easily track and get to the bottom of suspicious activity. Moreover, digital access control devices are more difficult to copy than metal keys. Plus, you can easily revoke access when a tenant moves out.


4. Install parking bollards

Installing bollards in your facility’s parking lot can help control vehicular and pedestrian traffic and protect apartment property from collision damage. They’re also a cost-effective way to prevent vehicles from entering restricted areas.


5. Invest in video surveillance

Installing security cameras around your property will make thieves think twice about entering. On top of deterring crime, video recordings can help authorities identify and catch suspects after a crime has been committed. Post signage around the property alerting visitors that they’re being recorded.


Security fence, gates and bollard installation in Toronto

At City Fence Inc., we can help you design, construct and install security fencing and gates around your condo or apartment complex. Our products help minimize annual maintenance costs while effectively demarcating property lines. Whether you want a cost-effective chain link fence or parking bollards, contact us today for more information. Our staff would be happy to answer any questions about our prices and installation services.


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