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Apartment building safety tips for the New Year

With the arrival of a new year comes new concerns for many residents in Florida. Apartment security incidents and fires are on the rise. People who are in search of new homes may be attracted to apartment complexes that have swimming pools and other amenities for their entertainment. As important as it is for them to choose properties that are beneficial to their interests and lifestyles, they should not forget to consider their safety.

Security systems and surveillance

Potential residents should carefully examine the inside and outside of any complex they are interested in. They should examine the walkways, hallways and balconies to see how secure they are, states Home Alarm Report. They should look for signs of security equipment, such as surveillance cameras, access controls and electronic locks.

Property owner communication

People should pay attention to how responsive their potential landlords are. Property owners should address all residential concerns in a fast and timely manner and implement resolutions as needed. For example, if a resident complains about a hallway light going out or about a broken door lock and window, the landlord should repair them or send someone out to fix them as soon as possible.

 Fire safety and prevention

Apartment fires happen all the time. They are not always predictable or easy to vanquish. Sometimes it is the residents who live in neighboring apartments who end up losing their property or lives to fires that originate elsewhere in apartment complexes. Some people even become injured. Apartment owners have a duty to their residents to provide and maintain fire safety equipment like working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. According to ApartmentGuide.com, there should also be several fire safety routes and plans in place to prevent resident injury and loss of life.

People who choose to live in apartments should understand the risks that come with their choice. They should also take steps to ensure their safety and minimize those risks. Taking the time to thoroughly consider their safety before signing a lease and moving in can help potential residents to avoid many of the dangers that come with living in apartments.

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