The garbage chute is around the hallway; I always lock my front door when leaving (even to take out the trash). I usually take it out on my way to work in the morning and do not do so at night. I leave the TV on and lights on when I go out.
I have a security lock and a dead bolt lock. I use a word as my email address – not my real first name, last name or initials. I meet neighbours in the lobby (in front of the security cameras) when I need to eg. sell an item, etc. I don’t go to their apartment and they don’t come to mine.
I take my recycling to the bins in the garage on Saturday morning – never in the evening. I want enough normal people to be around. If I am nervous about recycling, I just throw it all down the garbage chute – I won’t go green at the risk to my safety.
I sold one condo apartment and bought another – I hired a real estate agent so I did not have to let strangers come in to view it – he could do it while I was at work, etc. I carry a cell phone when I need to go out after dark. One of my neighbours does not even carry a purse.