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Top Tips for Condo Safety and Security

One of the primary considerations while managing a condo complex is safety. To reduce hazards, you should be properly prepared and take proactive measures. It is the board’s responsibility to confirm that building operations and residents’ safety are ensured at all times. The following are some of the most important points to consider in this regard.

Perimeter Security & Safety

Have security guards patrol the property’s perimeter on a regular basis. They must detect any potential hazards and issues. They must not only address security concerns, but also search for any safety hazards. This involves searching for damp, slippery, or icy conditions. You should also educate your security professionals on the procedures that must be performed to address such concerns. There should be a procedure in place for documenting any safety and security risks.

You should also make sure that all occupants are aware of fire exits. In the garages of many communal buildings, there are emergency buttons. Make certain that everyone is aware of where these buttons are located. When there is an emergency, this can speed up the response time.

Everyone Should be Educated on Fire Safety Precautions and Measures

Ensure that everyone receives instruction on how to take fire safety precautions as well as how to respond in an emergency. These courses should be delivered by certified fire safety professionals. Security personnel should be instructed on how to commence smoke control, turn on emergency generators, and turn on exhaust fans. It is preferable if all supervisory members understand how to initiate and use these emergency services.

Make sure that your residents are aware of the following fire hazards and safety precautions:

  • They should be aware of the location and operation of the fire alarms on their floor.
  • Assemble a meeting spot outside the building for everyone to gather when they leave. Everyone should be aware of this location.
  • If there is a fire, everyone should know how to get out of the building.
  • The building should have smoke alarms that are always operational. Each level should have at least one alert. Residents should also be taught how to protect themselves from smoke.

Inspect Security Systems Periodically

Ensuring the effective operation of security systems is also a crucial step in assuring the safety and security of inhabitants. There are various types of security systems, such as:

  • Security equipment
  • Cameras
  • Lighting
  • Locks for common area entrances

The cameras should be operational, and any damaged lighting should be replaced.

Examine Residents and Workers

Not only should you do background checks on residents, but also on people who come to work on your property. This can serve to boost the occupants’ level of safety. If you are hiring commercial services, find out what level of background checks the companies perform on their staff.

Follow these guidelines to make your community a secure and safe environment for all to live in.

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