Security management flaws may lead to burglaries
PETALING JAYA: Guarded residential buildings like condominiums are not the safest havens despite having security personnel and crime-prevention features.
In almost every police district in the Klang Valley, checks showed that reports of crime cases, mainly burglaries, at guarded residential buildings are common.
Flaws in security management, the complacency and negligence of occupants and security guards as well as crooked tenants are among the causes which investigators believe may have led to the crimes.
It was a heart-wrenching experience for 32-year-old media company director, Faraz Shams Khan, when he returned home with his family just hours after being away to find his rented unit at the Paramount View condominium in Section 22 here burgled. The break-in took place two months ago.
The Indian national, who is an expatriate with a company here, said he lost RM60,000 in cash and valuables.
Faraz said he learnt from neighbours that an unknown man was spotted loitering at the premises of the condominium.
“I think it was an inside job. The condominium management was also negligent in not fixing an access card security system which had been faulty for two months. Only recently was it fixed. Without this system, anyone can walk around the building freely.”
Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din said police arrested three suspects, including the security guards of the condominium but it yielded no positive leads.