Is it illegal for my landlord or apt staff to break into a locked cabinet inside a locked closet?

Question Details: My lease is the standard apartment association lease. I know I am not allowed to replace the locks on my front door without giving them a key but I am a musician and have a lot of very valuable equiptment. I have put a lock on my bedroom closet door, and within the closet I have a storage cabinet which also has a lock on it. Is it breaking and entering or illegal in anyway for apartment staff of maintenance to break the lock on my closet door or the lock on the cabinet that is inside my closet? For instance if I am not home and maintanence stops by, surely they are not allowed to break the lock on the cabinet within the closet? Possibly they might be allowed to break the lock on the closet door?

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