Turning Your Apartment Complex Into A Safe Place For Your Residents

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If you own or manage an apartment complex then you want to make sure you do all you can to provide all of your residents with the safest community possible. This means doing what you can to cut down on all the incidences of crime possible. There are three things you can do that will significantly cut down on the crime around your apartment complex and you can learn about them in this article.

Install bright lighting throughout the complex

You don't want to give potential criminals dark areas where they can hide at night to do their criminal activity without being seen. This means making sure there is good lighting in all of the areas of the apartment complex. Have light poles installed along all the walkways, in all of the common areas, in all corners of the parking lot and anywhere else where it can get dark at night and you can imagine criminals gathering. They aren't going to feel comfortable doing something wrong when they know that anyone walking or driving by can clearly see what they are doing.

Hire a security company to canvass the complex at night

Another great way you can go about providing your residents with a safer place to live is to hire a security company to watch over the premises at night. Just knowing that an apartment complex is being guarded by a security guard is often times enough to keep criminals away. However, if some still decides to commit crimes then there will be an increased chance of them being stopped and even being arrested. Having a security guard on the premises will make your residents feel safer even when there is no criminal activity taking place.

Install a wrought iron gate around the property

Installing a wrought iron gate around the complex will help prevent people who don't belong in the complex from simply walking right onto the property and doing what they want. You want the gate to also cover the entrances to the parking lot. Have automatic gates installed that require someone to swipe a card or enter a code in order for the gate to open for each car. If you do decide to have this type of gate installed then make sure all your staff has the number to a maintenance company just in case there are any problems with the automatic gate so the issues can be resolved for your residents quickly. Visit sites like http://gibsonconstruction.com to find out more information on what automatic gate services are available. 


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Building our Guest House Was a Great Decision

For years, my wife and I debated on what we wanted to do with all of the spare land in the back of our house. We were lucky enough to buy a house on an extra-large lot for a great deal, but the land was "going to waste" for quite a while. One day, we finally decided to have a guest house built on it, and now that the house is finished, we wish we had built it long ago. We are now renting it out for some extra income, and it is helping us save for retirement. I have always been fascinated by construction, so I enjoyed watching the professionals build the guest house and learned a lot during the process. I decided to fill some free time by blogging about the experience and sharing some construction info I learned during the process. Come back soon!