Safety is created together
Text: Mari Lähteenmäki | Pictures: Tiina Salminen
To start with building a safe environment, Soihtu complies with building regulations. This includes the choice of materials, width and lighting of corridors, number of exit routes and shelters.
Real Estate Director Kimmo Moilanen promotes the meaning of co-operation. “We at Soihtu offer the framework for safe living. It depends on the residents’ own activities how safe everyday life becomes in the housing locations.”
The shelters are at the responsibility of the property owner.
“Many of Soihtu’s shelters have been modernized in renovations. During the annual maintenance, the operation of the machinery is checked and protective equipment replenished”, says Jari Pihlajasaari, the technical supervisor.
Insurance is risk management
Soihtu has insured its own operations, for example its employees and real estate. However, the landlord’s insurance does not cover damage to the tenants’ property. The home insurance offered by JYY to its members in Soihtu apartments will be waived by the end of December 2022. Soihtu strongly recommends that all tenants get a home insurance of their own.
Get help at the scene
The legislation of public order must be followed everywhere in Finland. Soihtu’s tenant can report disturbances inside buildings or in the yard to Soihtu Facility Service’s 24/7 number (tel. +358 10 524 8315).
In alarming situations, e.g. violence or the threat of it, the tenant should call the emergency number 112 directly for restoration of safety. After calling the police, the resident should inform Soihtu Facility Services or Soihtu Housing’s customer service of the situation.
“Not everyone knows that the landlord isn’t automatically informed if the police visit in a housing location. Soihtu only gets to know, if the tenant or the security company informs us about it”, says Kimmo Moilanen.
Safer network use
The Soihtu broadband network allows its users connect one device. A public IP address is registered for the tenant, and the tenant can choose to give the device a public name. These can be seen from the Internet.
You can check the publicly visible name of your own device on the Soihtu broadband quota website http://netinfo.jyu.fi/resnet/resnet-netquota.cgi. To correct the name, send a request via the registration form at www.kortex.jyu.fi with the info “I want to change the name of the device”, and the matter will be corrected.
Improve your browsing security by using Soihtu’s broadband connection via an ethernet router, which blocks the tenant’s terminal from showing. Some routers double as wifi hotspots, enabling the tenant to share the network to several devices at once (but make sure the “router” you’re using really *is* an ethernet router, and not any old xdsl modem.)
“We at Soihtu offer the framework for safe living. It depends on the residents’ own activities how safe everyday life becomes in the housing locations.”
Real Estate Director Kimmo Moilanen promotes the meaning of co-operation.
Soihtu aims for a new building in Kortepohja Student Village to serve e.g. students’ families. The new building will be placed along the Kartanonkuja street, between buildings Q and E. Provided that the new site of Soihtu receives a building permit from the city of Jyväskylä and a start permit from Ara, construction can begin in late autumn 2023.
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Soihtu has three housing locations in Jyväskylä: Kortepohja Student Village, Soihtu Korttelikylä and Soihtu Vehkakuja. All apartments of September have now been offered to applicants. We offer apartments that are available later in autumn to those who have sent an apartment application.