The security of a building is not a one size fits all solution. Every building is unique. From small to large in size, these buildings can be antiquated or modern with many entry points and multiple stories. People are even more unique. If you manage a building with tenants, whether it’s residential or professional, there are many things to consider to best manage those people and the facility.
Recently, we created a building security guide for property managers to discuss security issues in tenant buildings. We also offer security best practices and security products. We wanted to give you a little sneak peek of the resources we share in it.
Whether you’re new to property management or a seasoned veteran, problems arise on the job. The 3 problem areas below pose danger to almost every tenant building, but there is something you can do about it.
When there are multiple entries to a building and tenants manage their own access, there’s a great chance of people entering the building unauthorized. Many of those people may have criminal intentions.
Identification techniques for staff and tenants can help spot intruders. Using a system for managing all access points can make this task even easier, too.
Isolated or low lit areas breed criminal activity. This could happen inside the building or on the outside. It’s just a universal truth. People will behave a certain way when they think it’s in secret.
Of course, you want to promote privacy for your tenants. But it’s great to do all you can to deter criminal activity. Don’t make it easy for a criminal. Improve the lighting in isolated or risk areas. Also, consider using automatic lights after dark. We also recommend a security system that includes 24-hour surveillance of all common areas.
It’s dangerous when valuable belongings are not protected or they are extremely visible to others.
This also makes things easy for a criminal. Deter crime with proper positioning of valuable items. Property managers should offer secure storage for tenants such as safes and heavy-duty lockers. Also, burglar-beating doors, windows, and locks are great for protecting any building.
Our Building Security Guide for Property Managers
You can read more on these security issues and solutions by downloading our free guide. We know how important security is to property managers– or any business owner for that matter! Many of the tips we provide in the guide can be applied right away. We hope the information will help you improve the efficiency of your job. If it makes you think of something you’d like to ask us in person, we’d love to hear from you. There are so many ways this resource could impact you.
While you’re reading this, we recently wrote a blog about all the ways a security system impacts tenants. Why don’t you check it out! And don’t forget to download our security guide now!