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2018 December Preparing Your Community for Emergencies

Planning for a rainy day is pretty easy. Have an extra umbrella handy or a waterproof coat, and you’re probably fine. Planning for the rainiest day ever, on the other hand, is significantly more daunting. Especially if during that day there…

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2018 December Maintaining Security in Your Association

Whether it’s a detached single-family house, or one unit among hundreds in a community association, a home should be a safe haven: a place where you can seek refuge from the elements and all the other risks and cautions of the world. Given …

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Print Edition Safety Inspections

Whether living in a crowded high-rise or a sprawling suburban community, when it comes to condo associations and homeowners’ associations, safety is paramount. From management to the board to fellow residents, it falls to everyone to show c…

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Print Edition Assessing Security

The days when an apartment building’s ‘security system’ consisted of a tricky front door lock and the landlord’s ill-tempered dog are long past. Today, security measures range from old-style deadbolts to high-tech biometric screening equipm…

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Surveillance and the Law

Secure.  The word has many meanings.  According to Google definitions, it can mean “to fix or attach something to something else.  It can mean to protect against threats or make safe. Or it can mean to feel free from fear or anxiety.” Perha…

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Emergency Meeting

Some days it rains, some days it pours — and some days, there’s a Category 4 hurricane. And while the latter is relatively rare, it can be a true disaster, and any community or homeowners’ association worth its salt should be prepared for i…

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Neighborhood Watch

Everyone is right to be concerned with the safety of their communities, whether they live in an area highly susceptible to crime or a sleepy Mayberry-esque hamlet. Community associations and homeowners’ associations are no exception; in fac…

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Building Safety for Everyone

Over 15% of Nevada's population are seniors age 65 and older and many of those residents suffer from some kind of disability, according to the latest census. No matter the median age of your community, a disaster plan is an obvious necessit…

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Who Goes There?

One of the benefits of transitioning from renter to homeowner is the knowledge that your space is sacred and belongs only to us. But, when it comes to association living, sometimes unit owners have to give building staff or managers access …

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Security Technology

The most important aspect of managing a building is keeping it, its residents, and their property safe. In days past, 'safety technology' consisted mostly of well-lit exits, the installation of panic bars and glow-in-the-dark stripping on e…

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