Safety Tips to Keep Your Building Safe

As many people are facing hard times during Covid-19, our city has seen an uptick in crime lately. It is everyone's shared responsibility to work together to prevent crime within the building. Here are a few tips on how you can help keep your building safe.

Follow these tips to prevent theft & keep your valuables safe.

1) Don't hold or open the door for strangers.

We have a key fob system at the entrances for security purposes. It is up to everyone to NOT allow anyone to follow them in the building. If they belong in the building they have their own way to access the building without you letting them in. The security is only good as the people that live in the building so let's all work together to make it a safe place.

2) Don't leave valuable items in your vehicle & practice caution.

Do not let anyone follow you into the parkade and report anyone who seems suspicious.

Don't leave anything of value in your vehicle. Valuable items left in cars are the number one target for thieves in apartment buildings.

Never leave any of the following on display in your car, as they are all particularly attractive to car thieves:

- Cell phones, laptops, tablets (or any other type of easy to sell electronics)

- Wallets, purses, credit cards, and debit cards

- Garage remotes, keys, fobs - Cash (including loose change in the ashtray) - Vehicle registration documents (these should always be carried on your person) - Private mail (especially if it has your address on it)

3) Get to know your neighbors. Meeting your neighbors will make it easier for you to tell who belongs in your building and who doesn't. Make it a point to be friendly with your neighbors and they’ll be more likely to look out for you (and vice versa). If you do not recognize somebody, ask them why they are in the building and if you feel that something is not right, contact us right away.

4) Lock your windows and doors.

It is important to keep your doors and windows locked when you are away from your apartment, especially if you live on the ground level. Please be diligent about checking your locks before you leave to prevent theft and break-ins.

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