On Posted on February 2, 2017 by genesis to News 10 Condo Safety Tips Condo living has become more popular over the years. With the increase of housing prices, condos may be a more affordable option for people purchasing a home in the lower mainland. Here are 10 tips on condo safety in being more cautious and aware of what is around you and how to prevent crime. Image Credit: Pixabay.com Know who you are letting in. Sometimes we just want to be good neighbours and hold the doors open. However, make sure you and any guests you allow in the building are only letting people in who you know live in the building. Get to know your neighbours. As busy as life makes us, it is important to get to know your neighbours so you all can work together to make sure everyone is keeping an eye out for what is happening around your home for everyone’s safety. Be aware of suspicious behavior. Notify your building manager and/or security staff on site. However, if it is a more serious matter, notify the authorities. Always lock up. You may think leaving your door open for a quick minute while you take out the trash is a good idea but that leaves time for your home to be vulnerable to thieves or other unwanted guests. Be mindful of the parking garage. Always make sure you allow time for the gate to close behind you before you drive away. This helps ensure that others who don’t live in the building cannot get access in through the garage. Keep your buzzer ID simple. Leaving your buzzer ID as your initials or your last name helps to reduce the chance of someone pretending to know you to get access into the building. Know your exits. In case of an emergency, it is very important to know what the evacuation plan is. Emergencies are unpredictable- so be prepared! Use your peephole. Even if you are expecting someone over, it doesn’t hurt to take a peep at who is at your door before opening it. If you don’t have a peephole, it may be a good idea to have on installed for your safety. Change your lock. If you are new to a building, ensure that you change your lock just in case the previous tenant still has a copy of the key. Make sure lights are replaced. If you ever see burnt out lights in hallways, stairwells, the parking garage etc. notify your building manager about it. Lighting is a way to help in the prevention of crime and increase the safety in and around the building. There you have it! A few great tips on how you and your loved ones can take preventative measures in ensuring your safety! PreviousPrevious post:Genesis Security- New Beginnings for a New Year NextNext post:Vancouver Police Department’s Personal Safety Tips Search for: Search Recent Posts NEW Genesis Security Headquarters Genesis BBQ 2019 Vancouver Pride – 2019 Paul McCartney 2019 CANADA DAY – 2019 Categories General Tips News Press Uncategorised Archives August 2020 August 2019 July 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 December 2018 November 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 March 2018 December 2017 October 2017 September 2017 July 2017 June 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 December 2016 December 2015 November 2015 July 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 February 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 May 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 July 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 Meta Log in Entries feed Comments feed WordPress.org NEW Genesis Security HeadquartersWe’re happy to announce that the NEW Genesis Security office is now open at: 101-6875 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC V3W 5A1 Our Vancouver office will still be operational for …Need a home alarm? Get a free quote today. 24/7 Monitoring community patrol Guard Services Inquire now. We are here to help!