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  • Ensure doors are sturdily constructed and securely installed
  • Use heavy-duty locks on exterior doors
  • Two-inch deadbolts are most secure
  • Metal guard plates can be added to strengthen doors and protect against kick-ins
  • Hinges should be mounted on the insides of door to prevent intruders from gaining entry by merely taking
  • Install emergency alarms
  • Put mirrors in elevators
  • Include peepholes for personal protection
  • Should give a wide-angle view (180 degrees)
  • Install on low doors to maximize access for children for disabled individuals (or install two peepholes)
  • Educate residents and guests about not letting strangers into the building. Emphasize this is in new resident handbook, and via newsletter and other notices.
Posted by ralph
January 19, 2021

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