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Living in close quarters with hundreds of other people, some of whom may be your friends, can give you a false sense of security. The reality is that condominiums are often targets for criminals for a number of reasons, including perceived affluence and the fact that businesses and offices often employ technologically sophisticated security systems, decreasing their viability as potential targets.

Many buildings have doormen or private security that act as a barrier between visitors and your private living space. But this added level of security often comes with higher monthly dues or an overall higher cost of living, a luxury not everyone can afford. And despite the lobby security in these buildings, potential criminals can still find their way in to your home. 

But there are many things a building association can do to ensure your safety:

There are also precautions you can take within your own home:

As always, use common sense in any situation. If something seems unsafe, it is better to err on the side of caution. Condo living can be immensely enjoyable and rewarding. It only takes a few precautionary measures to ensure your home is safe and secure. Your condominium is an investment, and like any investment, it should be protected.