I have recently bought a unit in a rough area. The front door to the apartment complex does not click shut properly so anyone from the general public can walk in. The door to my unit has one of those cheap push button door handle locks.
I have spoken to the body corporate and the building manager and there are currently no plans to fix the apartment complex door.
I asked about adding some more security to the door of my unit, namely a good quality (fire rated) deadlock. But they replied back that deadlocks are not permitted for fire and aesthetic reasons, even locks that are fire rated.
What is the legality of prohibiting deadlocks?
Are fire rated deadlocks permitted legally on fire exits?
They mentioned something about fire safety laws changing in 2019 but I didn't get a full understanding. Is this documented anywhere?