Anybody who lives in or owns an apartment complex knows how very important security can be. For many different reasons, apartment buildings can often become the scene for a number of different crimes… and for many different reasons. If you are concerned about the safety of your tenants and your business, one way to protect both is to install quality security cameras so that you can have your eyes and ears on your place of business at all times. Here is a quick look at what you should know about apartment building security cameras:
They serve multiple purposes.
First of all, when you install cameras around your apartment it serves multiple purposes. You can prevent vandalism. You can also ward off theft. When a criminal believes that he can be seen then he is less likely to commit a crime.
You will also want to secure areas where your tenants gather. This can help to ensure that they are following the rules and also that they are safe on the premises. This can be especially important to families with kids. Best of all, these days, you can watch your camera footage from almost anywhere. From your mobile, from home and even from a plane.
Think about your current security.
Before you set up a new security camera system, you will need to think about a few things. What kind of security is already existing in your place of business. If you cannot afford to put cameras everywhere, put them in areas that are most trafficked or at any problem areas where you may have had issues in the past.
You will also want to think of the layout of your building: where your tenants park, where they congregate… etc.
Finally… know what to do when you get your cameras.
1. Put cameras in parking garages, mail areas, laundry rooms, elevators, common areas and anywhere people often go outside of their own apt.
2. Place cameras in administrative spaces. This is especially true where money is exchanged.
3. Place cameras at entrances so that in the event that an unauthorized person enters, you have a good look at them for the cops and the press.