Your Safety is our top priority!
Above all else, we want Gateway Apartments to be a safe place for
our Residents, their guests, our employees, and our contractors.
Please review your Life Safety Agreement, and review the following
Resident Maintenance Agreement:
You have signed a life safety agreement. The
information in that agreement is there for one purpose: to
help the Landlord and Resident keep the apartment as safe as
possible. Please read this important document and contact us
if there is anything you do not understand.
Click here to view the document using Adobe Acrobat.
Water Heaters and Closets:
State law mandates that there is to be no flammable,
explosive, or combustible items stored in, around or near any water
heater or heating device with a semi-closed or open flame. So, make
sure that areas around your water heater have no flammable items
like newspaper, cardboard, or fuels like kerosene or camp stove fuel
or charcoal lighter.
Smoke Detectors: We
inspect all smoke detectors when you move in and when we perform
winter safety checks. During the year, you are required to
inspect the detector by State Law to insure it functions properly.
If it is chirping, you need to change the battery.
Periodically test the unit by pressing on the button on the bottom
of the unit and insuring that a loud buzz is emitted by the unit.
Make sure your paths of travel are not cluttered in your apartment.
Think about how you would exit in an emergency where smoke obscured
your path or in total darkness and plan your furniture layout
Guiding Principals of Crime Prevention:
Trust Your Instincts -- Your body has many senses and will
automatically alert you to danger. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS and be
extra careful when those warning signs appear.
Avoid Dangerous Situations -- When something does not feel
right, just avoid it. Turn around, go the other way, and get
Lock Up Your Apartment -- Wherever you may be, keep the doors and windows
Keep Valuables Out Of Sight -- Do not put
valuable smartphones, tablet computers, or other valuables in plain
sight in your car. If you have a valuable bike, lock it up in
Know Your Friends -- Size up your friends and safe harbors
whether you are working, at home, in the car, or walking.
Then, if something happens, you have a place to go.
Be a Good Neighbor -- Keep an eye out for trouble and
report it immediately to police and to management.
Have Renter's Insurance -- You have promised to
maintain renters insurance with a $250 deductible while living here.
Please comply with this requirement; it will protect you on
the property and possibly while at school if you are the victim of
Personal Safety Tips:
Doors & Windows -- When at
home or when you have left, keep your doors and windows
locked whenever practical to do so.
your Doors -- Use the
deadbolt lock on your front door.
Windows whenever possible --
Whenever practical, close and lock your windows with the
secondary locks provided by us. If you need to
open the windows, make sure that somebody cannot reach
in and bypass your secondary lock.
Of Strangers -- Check the
identity of strangers by looking out the peep hole in
Do NOT invite random people --
Unfortunately, a percentage of the population wants to
take your belongings. Avoid letting random people
into your home. Be sure that your friends are
responsible and concerned for your safety.
Lights On -- Let management
know if the entry light is not working so your entrance
is well lit at all times.
Out -- If you see signs of
forced entry, turn around and notify management and the
police. Do not expose yourself to a criminal if
you can avoid it.
Aware -- Be sensitive and
respect your body language. If the hair stands up
on your neck or you get that feeling, be extra careful
and assess your surroundings.
Doors -- At all times when
driving, lock your doors.
Purse Out Of Sight -- Your
purse is a criminal magnet, so keep it out of sight.
Car In Gear -- Be ready to
move at a moment's notice. If you have a stick
shift, put your car in first gear and be ready to go.
Your Rear -- Keep an eye on
cars following you to make sure you are not being
followed. If you are, just drive to a safe
location and ask for help.
Your Keys Close -- Do not
leave the keys in your ignition at any time when you are
away from the car. Keep the keys with you.
Remember, your keys can be a weapon you can use to
Aware -- Keep looking around
you . If you sense you are being observed or
followed, check out your surroundings. Cross
streets to keep away from strangers. Do not be
afraid to run if you feel unsafe. Go to a business
or flag down a car.
Travel Alone -- When you are
out, try to travel with friends. There is safety
Dark Areas -- Stay away from
unlit areas. If it is necessary to travel through
dark areas, travel through these areas cautiously and
car starts following you,
run in the opposite direction and scream. Find a
business or another car and ask for help.
in trouble, scream FIRE!
It will bring more people to your aid than any other
plea for help.
Onto Your Purse -- Keep a
tight grip on your purse, and keep it concealed if you
Concealed Areas -- Avoid
alleys, areas with shrubbery or wooded areas, and other
areas of concealment.
Shortcuts -- Do not take
shortcuts. Many of these areas are off the beaten
path and expose you to danger.
Please -- When being dropped
off, make sure the driver waits for you to enter your
residence before driving off.
Streetwise -- Make sure you
know what businesses are open late, just in case you
Weapons Handy -- You always
have weapons handy. It might be pepper spray,
keys, or other common objects. Have them ready
just in case.