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There is no community that can guarantee your safety, however, there are features and amenities of an apartment you can look for to optimize your safety. Many communities already have alarmed systems installed in all of the units, so new residents only have to activate it through a security company. By using our search page, you can filter through the places with alarm or intrusion systems. Also having a card or remote to access buildings after office hours limits access to only residents. When you are searching through apartments you like, ask their leasing office if they have restricted gate and door access to residents only. Finally, courtesy officers are very common in student communities. Many times courtesy officers will live at the complex and patrol the grounds in the evening times. Check your local area for self defense classes and seminars to learn how to protect yourself.