Unfortunately residents who live in flats, particularly those in flats above ground floor level, tend to assume that because there are fewer points of entry, security is less of an issue. However, flats need to be as secure as possible, whilst the overall security of the building should be seen as the responsibility of all of the building’s residents.
How to improve the security of your flat
Flat security starts with the outside of the building. It’s important to ensure that the outside of the building is kept clear of overgrown shrubs as planting as these can obscure the view and give burglars somewhere to hid. If you’re concerned about this, ask you landlord or letting agent to cut back overgrown planting and to make sure that exterior lights are in working order.
Communal doorways are only effective if they are kept closed and fully secure. Make sure exterior doors lock behind you and if they don’t report this to your landlord or letting agent as soon as possible.
Door inter com systems provide additional security so never buzz in anyone who you don’t know or let them in behind you, even if they say they’re visiting another resident. The most effective security protection for communal entrances are audio and video systems which enable residents to see and talk to visitors before allowing them in.
Get in touch with FirstEye
We provide a wide range of cost-effective security systems ideal for residential properties including flats and apartments. From door entry systems and security alarms, through to security lighting we can help you secure your home.