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Complex security tips for residents living in complexes

Many people in South Africa live in secure complexes, gated communities or residential estates. The assumption is that this makes you completely safe, but the unfortunate reality is that criminals – usually clever, often desperate and easily tempted – are everywhere. It’s so important for residents living in complexes to follow these complex security tips to keep themselves, their properties and the property at large protected

4 complex security tips

There are some common security weaknesses to look out for and various smart things you can do to stay safe in your complex. 

1. Don’t give criminals a step up

All residents, security guards and anyone working on the complex property must make sure they lock things like ladders, garden tools, pool nets, brooms and mops away when they’re not in use. Criminals can use these to get into properties and as weapons.

2. Get on the same page

Residents should meet regularly to discuss security incidents, weaknesses and requirements. Rules must be put in place (and people reminded of them) to ensure everyone in the complex remains security conscious and vigilant. Working together as neighbours will help keep everyone safe.

3. Invest in complex security

The perimeter of any complex must be kept secure. Walls, electric fencing, security cameras, beams, remote controls and access points should be checked frequently and security guards must be on the ball. A good visitor management system should also be in place to ensure everyone on the property is accounted for.

4. Invest in personal property security

Despite complex security, criminals still find ways to get inside complexes. It is therefore advisable for each complex unit owner to invest in additional layers of security and set up a safety zone inside their home. Three types of security barriers should be considered.

The front door is the first of four ways that burglars get inside your home, so it’s important to have an extra layer of protection here – even if it’s just to keep annoying neighbours or wandering delivery people from swinging into your unit. In fact, there are many reasons why you should get a solid security gate.  

Retractable security gates are there when you need them and gone when you don’t. Trellis gates have many advantages and are perfect for protecting complex patios. With so many options on the market, it’s important to know what to look for

Burglar proofing windows is vital for preventing petty crime – even if it’s vervet monkey or chacma baboons that you’re trying to keep out. There are a few different burglar bar designs to choose from, as well as different colours (including transparent), which makes it easier to find something that matches your unit’s facade.

If you’d like to begin investing in additional security for your complex unit, please get in touch with us to get a personalised quote on security gates, trellis gates and burglar bars that will suit your specific budget and unique needs. On most occasions, we are able to ensure the style and colour of the security gates, trellis gates and burglar bars meet complex building code rules and requirements. 

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