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Is each unit individually protected in an apartment security system?

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Due to privacy laws, individual apartment units are usually not protected by a security system installed by an apartment complex. Some apartment buildings provide intercoms in units so that tenants can be notified of visitors.

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Apartment building security systems provide general security and surveillance monitoring for tenants. Security systems are normally placed in areas where tenants don't have a reasonable expectation of privacy. For instance, video cameras may be installed to monitor building entrances. Camera surveillance is also allowed in building lobbies, hallways, stairwells and vestibules. A keyless lock system may be used to restrict building access to tenants. Apartment dwellers who wish to increase security have the option of installing a wireless security system inside a unit.

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