suspicious package
What To Do If You Find A Suspicious Package At Your Condominium Or Business

What To Do If You Find A Suspicious Package At Your Condominium Or Business


The recent package bomb incidents in the state of Texas have given property managers another threat to prepare their condominiums and businesses for. Property managers and their staff need to know what to watch out for, and what to do in the event a suspicious package arrives at your condo or business.

How to identify a suspicious package at your condominium or business

  • Suspicious packages might be hastily wrapped with a combination of tape and string and might have “Fragile-Handle with Care” or “Do Not Delay” written on the outside.
  • Suspicious packages or letters usually have illegible handwriting, often the name and address might be placed with homemade labels or cut-and-paste lettering.
  • The addressee’s name and/ title might be spelled incorrectly.
  • Suspicious packages may have exposed wires, oil stains, or aluminum foil visible and might emit a strange smell.
  • Suspicious packages sometimes have an excess amount of postage on the box.
  • Suspicious packages could irregular shapes or odd bulges in the packaging.
  • Suspicious packages may make a buzzing or ticking noise or sloshing sound.
  • Letter bombs might feel rigid or appear uneven or lopsided.

What to do if you discover a suspicious package or letter and are unable to verify the addressee or sender at your condominium or business:
  • If you have any reason to believe a package or article is suspicious, do not attempt to move or open it. Contact 911 immediately.
  • Do not put a suspicious package in water in an attempt to diffuse it, or place in a closed space such as a filing cabinet or closet. Movement may cause a package to explode.
  • Open all windows in the immediate area to assist in venting potentially explosive gasses.
  • Isolate the suspicious package or letter and clear the area / building until the police arrives to investigate.

Looking for elite security guards to protect your condo or apartment complex? Call 305-418-9214 today to schedule Pro-Secur’s elite guard services.

Leave a Comment