Through the rigorous tenant screening which involves a thorough criminal background check, tenants are assured of worry free neighbors. The apartment staff obtains a police clearance as well, and can be easily identified through their IDs. Having in house maintenance personnel also lessens the entrance of outsiders within the apartment premises. This is done to prevent potential security issues and to guard the safety of everyone in the apartment complex. Pathways, hallways, staircases, elevators, laundry facilities and other common areas are provided with enhanced lighting systems and safe entryways. Security cameras are also installed and maintained in working order. Gates have proper locks and are restricted to residents and employees. Fire and smoke alarms are also a must, as well as easily accessible fire exits. But most of all, the tenants and the apartment staff must also be vigilant and ready to report any kind of suspicious activity around the complex. The property management company must be able to coordinate with the local police whenever there’s a need for immediate assistance.