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Security in your home

It is important at the property where you live to make sure everyone is safe in their homes, and a few simple precautions can keep you do this and give you peace of mind.

We have security procedures in place to reduce, as far as possible, security risks, including keypads and locks on communal doors.

There are things you can do to help maintain the security of your home, and your neighbours if living in a block.

  • Do not give out keypad codes to family and friends. This information could make its way to the wrong people
  • Be aware of people in and around the block and let us know if there are people you do not know wandering around on a regular basis
  • Don’t be afraid to challenge anyone you do not know in the building
  • Be aware when entering and leaving the building. People have been known to follow residents into their buildings
  •  Keep your front door closed and locked when you leave your home and also when you are at home, even if you are going to the shared areas or another resident’s home for a just a few minutes
  • Make sure all windows are closed when you go to bed or leave your home. This will prevent access from the outside
  • Do not allow strangers into your home. As per our contractors charter no contractors or maintenance people will turn up without an appointment and they will have their ID on show for you to see without you having to ask
  • Leaving fire doors wedged or propped open affects the safety of  others, and is against the law