I would point out though that the best security is a single car garage. Even with lighting and cameras there will still be break-ins in some outside areas and common garages. Cameras though probably help more than lighting, but neither is a cure-all.
Then there's also alarm systems, although if you go that route I would highly suggest getting a good system that won't have a lot of false alarms to bother your neighbors, and get one that will send a signal to a device in your apartment so that you know the alarm has been tripped. I don't, however, recommend confronting a thief.