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Tenant Safety
Protecting Yourself
Be safe. When you rent an apartment, you need to accept the responsibility to protect yourself, your possessions, and the personal safety of others. Although management is obligated to provide basic security, items such as locks and exterior lights, in no way should they be expected to be responsible for your complete security. You must be aware of basic crime prevention techniques and practice them.

Do more than the minimum and be involved in your community. Every tenant plays a very important role in helping make your apartment community a safe place for everyone.

View your relationships with your apartment managers / owners, staff, neighbors, and police as a partnership. Every one of us are allies and we constitute a force more powerful than crime itself.

Safety for Your Vehicle

  • Always lock your vehicle.
  • If you observe suspicious activity (i.e., someone looking into vehicles) report it to the police.
  • Mark your property. Record serial numbers of stereos, speakers, and other valuables.
  • Never leave any item in plain sight in your vehicle.
  • Never leave items of value in your vehicle.
  • Park in well-lit areas.

Remember: Leaving items of value in a vehicle in plain view is the number one reason vehicles get broken into.

Safety Around the Complex
  • Be alert when using common areas such as the laundry room, elevator, stairwell, or parking lot.
  • Close the blinds or shades after dark so you or your property can not be seen at night.
  • Get to know your neighbors. They will be less likely to play the stereo loud and more likely to watch out for you or your property if you form a positive relationship.
  • Make sure entryways and stairwells are well-lit. If you see someone lurking, do not enter.
  • Participate in Operation Identification. Engrave and inventory all valuables.
  • Tell management about any burned-out lights or other safety concerns.

Your Role as a Resident
  • Become involved in your community and report suspicious activity to management or police.
  • Do not destroy, deface, damage, impair, or remove any part of the premises or allow another to either.
  • Do not park in someone's spot.
  • Dispose of garbage and trash in the proper places provided.
  • Ensure that all of your guests abide by the rules outlined in your lease. You are responsible for the actions and behavior of all of your guests.
  • Follow all rules and agreements of your lease.
  • If you have an assigned parking place, use it and inform your guests where to park.
  • Respect your neighbors' right to a peaceful enjoyment of their residence.
  • Use all areas of the apartment community with the appropriate intent and in a reasonable and responsible manner.

Building Security
  • Be observant.
  • In emergency situations, call 9-1-1.
  • In non-emergency situations call (510) 790-6800. Call the police during any threatening, violent, or potentially violent situations.
  • Never give your keys or copies of your keys to anyone.
  • Never impede controlled access doors. Never leave or prop controlled access doors open. Promptly close any such doors if noticed.
  • Never let a stranger walk into your building. Advise them to contact the person they are visiting.
  • Report any activity, people, cars, etc. that are suspicious.