After losing my house keys for the 20th time last month, I decided to make a big change in how I secure my home. For my safety and to protect my valuables, I found a locksmith in my area who specializes in keyless locks. A keyless systems keeps absentminded people like me safe. The system is easy to use and doesn't require any type of key to secure my home. If you keep losing your house or car keys, see a locksmith. My blog offers tips on how to select the right security locks and systems for your home and car, as well as advice on how to stay safe if you lose your keys before you install a new security system. Thanks for reading and stay safe.
Sieger Van Zwienen
You want to make sure that your tenants feel safe from the moment they enter your property, and that means putting security measures in place to help them get that secure feeling. Your locksmith can help you install the equipment you need to secure your apartment complex. If you haven't thought about security features for your complex, here are a few options to consider.
Installing a perimeter fence around your property is one way to secure it, but you'll still need to provide a way for your residents to get in and out of the parking lot. Consider installing a gated entrance to the parking lot, and add a keypad entry system your tenants can use to enter and exit the lot. You can also have a guest call button installed that visitors can use to request entry from a tenant. For this option, be sure to add a security camera to the gate, which will allow your residents to see who is asking for entry into the lot. If you also want to have pedestrian entrances to the community, add pedestrian gates with similar keypad systems.
When it comes to doorbells in apartment complexes, there are few ways a tenant can tell who is ringing the bell without walking all the way to the front entrance. An intercom system can correct this issue while helping your residents to control who has access to the buildings. You can attach the intercom system to a landline phone so the phone rings whenever someone requests entry. Each apartment is given a code, and the visitors must punch in the code to call for access. Tenants can control who receives the code to further prevent strangers from entering the apartment buildings.
Emergency Call Boxes
For large apartment complexes with multiple buildings, it can be a challenge to keep the entire area lit at night. To provide an added sense of security, opt for emergency call boxes. These boxes contain phones that connect residents directly to your security staff or to the local police department. They can be used in the event that someone sees an intruder on the property or if a resident feels that he or she is in danger. These boxes typically have blue lights on the top to make them easy to find in the dark.
Have a locksmith walk your apartment complex grounds to identify other security vulnerabilities, such as poorly lit parking spaces or security camera blind spots, and come up with a plan to beef up security to keep your residents feeling safe while at home.