Many buildings in the Beltline including The Huntsman have been targeted recently, some very undesirable people gained access to this building. Criminals will always look for the easiest targets, so let’s all work together to make our building more secure. The best way to deal with crime is to take every step possible to prevent it from happening in the first place. Here are a few tips that may help to prevent The Huntsman from being targeted again.
Intruders were able to gain access to the building by tampering with the intercom system. Steps have been taken to prevent this from happening in the future. If you see these men in the building please call the police and report it immediately.
Be prepared, regardless of how secure your apartment is:
- Do not let anybody into the building unless you know who they are
- If you see suspicious activity report it to the police
- Do not let anybody follow you into the parkade
- Do not leave any valuables in your vehicle
- Don’t be afraid to ask delivery people or contractors for proof of identity
- Keep seldom-used valuables and documents in a safety deposit box
- Don’t store valuables all in one place, particularly in the bedroom, as this is the first place thieves will look
- Record the serial numbers of all electronics.
- Take photos of your possessions and keep the photos in a safe place. This will be helpful in recovering any stolen items
Safety is one of the most important aspects that homeowners want to be a part of. Keeping crime and vandalism rates low or nonexistent is a top priority for your board, but accomplishing this may be more difficult without the help of all residents.
- Lock Up
Make sure the door latches and locks when you enter or leave the building
- Get to know your neighbours
When neighbors in your community know each other, they can watch out for each other, too. Knowing which neighbors belong where can make it easier to notice when something or someone is out of place.
- Take A Walk
A casual inspection of the building and area during morning, afternoon, or evening walks helps keep an eye on what’s going on, and also can deter would-be trouble makers as they see more people out and about.
- Keep Things Clean
A clean community isn’t just pleasant to look at. It also sends a message to everyone who comes into the neighborhood that it’s a place people care about, and one that they are committed to caring for.
- Speak Up
Most importantly, report any crime or suspicious activity they may see around the neighborhood, even if it seems like a small incident. While the board can implement a few things on their own to improve safety, in the end, it also takes a group effort with homeowners who care about the community. In the process can make a big impact on keeping the Huntsman a great place to live.