| Know who your neighbours are.
|Do not rely entirely on the
video cameras for protection. Much of the
time no one is watching them and seeing what happened after the event
is too late to prevent the incident from happening.
|Do not opened the lobby door for
people you do not know. If the
resident they are ringing does not answer, tell them to contact
security or the superintendent.
|Talk regularly to the security
guards and the superintendent. They will
tell you if there have been any security incidents in the garage or on
the property. The manager and the board may not want the residents to
know about security problems.
|Give management a key to your
apartment. If there is a water leak or a
fire, they need to get in quickly. It is rare for management to abuse
their responsibilities and enter private units without just case.
|Have a flashlight with spare
batteries, a pet carrier (or leash), and a
small First Aid kit in your unit.
| Know the condo's safety
procedures, if they have any, and where the emergency exits are.
|Inform the manager if anyone in
your unit will need assistance if,
during an emergency, there is ever a need to evacuate your unit.