by Michael Hodge
Safety and security of employees, residents, and guests should always be a concern for Apartment Managers.
It’s actually the law! As most Courts find where there is a foreseeable risk of harm, those who control such properties have a duty to place “reasonable” measures to prevent such an occurrence.
Risk or threat analysis is the first step in the security process. This process entails an examination of many factors, and subsequently determines appropriate measures to implement. Some of these factors include:
• Level of crime in and around an area
• Apartment Industry education and awareness
• Proximity of property to major thoroughfares
• Existing security features