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Special security measures for apartments

Do you live in the Melbourne CBD or Docklands?

Then you probably live in an apartment. Mebourne CBD and Docklands has seen a significant rise in residential apartment blocks in the past few years. If you are new to apartment living then there are additional security measures that you need to consider:

Apartment security

Fire safety is a key concern for high-rise buildings.  Apartment buildings are required to have fire proof doors installed in stair wells and leading into each apartment.

However, it is the residents responsibility to make sure the door into their apartment also has a lock that is fire secure.  If you don’t then you won’t be protected from fire entering your apartment from the corridor and you also won’t be covered by insurance.   You need to ensure that the lock on your apartment door is compliant with fire safety regulations. Metrolock can advise you on which lock is compliant with building regulations for fire safety.

blocker plate
A simple blocker plate can prevent prevent break-in

You can also make your apartment more secure from break-in. Using a blocker plate on your apartment entry door will make it impossible for someone to pry open your lock through the gap between the door and the door frame.

Storage areas

Apartments usually have additional storage areas for residents. These are often located in the underground carparks. Although these carparks have access security it is possible for potential thieves to sneak in undisturbed.  Ensure you have a good quality padlock on any storage areas. Don’t leave bicycles or other larger items unsecured.  Put them in your lockable storage area or lock them to something with a good quality lock.

Parking areas

As we’ve said, parking areas are usually secured with an access-controlled roller door. However, you need to make sure that the roller door to the carpark has closed fully when entering or exiting the carpark. Metrolock can supply programmable remotes for these kinds of roller doors allowing you to control how long the door remains open when entering or exiting your parking area.

Follow these simple recommendation and ensure your apartment lifestyle is a secure one.


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