How Secure Is Your Apartment Building Security?

June 28th, 2019

Property managers understand the importance of making sure that all the buildings have adequate levels of security. However, these high-quality systems often cost more money than most are willing to pay for, and because of this, their security may be subpar. Additionally, you will find that tenants don't always want to pay extra for security either unless they have already been a victim of a crime in the building. 

So, as you can see, investing in a security system is a big decision and can be quite costly. However, it is important to understand how these costs can be offset by the added security for the property and its tenants. When you choose the right security system, it will pay for itself over time.

The following are a few security system features that may benefit apartment buildings and tenants the most.

SMART Security Systems

These systems include remote monitoring that allows you to view the property from a mobile device anytime and anywhere as long as there is an internet connection. It also offers unlimited storage of the video footage that is uploaded and saved online, so it is always available for when it is needed most.

You can also get indoor and outdoor cameras to provide the best protection along the perimeter of each building as well as all exterior doors, the lobby, hallways, and laundry rooms. 

Intercom Systems

This is a video system for tenants. When someone visits the property, the tenant can see through the video who is coming to visit. This helps cut down on unwanted guests and keeps unauthorized people out. 

Having both of these systems in place can provide you with just the right amount of security that the apartment buildings need. You can always choose a system that falls in line with the property and the current needs while also keeping the tenants in mind as well. 

Benefits of Security

With this kind of security system in place, you will find reduced crime, fewer vacancies, and an increase in employee productivity. Additionally, it will also help prevent vandalism, illegal dumping, illegal sublets, and illegal pets in no-pet apartment buildings.

It is also a good way to ensure that the employees remain polite and professional with the tenants and prevents maintenance employees from stealing.

This is just a small list of the benefits awarded with the right surveillance and security system in place. You will find that the initial upfront investment will be well worth it in the end because it definitely does affect the bottom line. 

So, whether you just need an upgrade to your current system, or you are looking for a new system altogether, you can call DWS Tech in Houston, TX to go over all the options available to you. You will be well on your way to ramping up the security of the apartment buildings while also ensuring the continued safety of yourself, staff, and all the tenants.

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

John Schreiber

Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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