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Dettering Crime in your Apartment Community

Dettering Crime in your Apartment Community

For our local apartment managers, recognizing and addressing the lower levels of what motivates criminals is the first key to successfully deterring crime. A good crime prevention program works best on moderately and poorly motivated criminals. There are several things apartment managers can do on the prevention side to steer clear of basic criminal elements-this article will focus on basic crime prevention and maintaining a smart key control system.

Basic Tips:

Besides basic deterrence by paying attention to entrances, exits and perimeters of your property, Key Control of your property can also greatly reduce criminal activity in your apartment community. Key control requires restriction and documentation of those who use the back-up keys and master keys.

Here are 10 tips for better key control and resident security:

Basic common sense and diligent key control are two major things you can do to prevent crime in your apartment community. Don’t forget to post your signs alerting residents and potential criminals about your surveillance and camera systems that are capturing potential evidence. It makes your residents feel more secure and makes the potential property thief think twice about coming back to your apartment community.

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