Category: Security

Security
Security vs. Privacy

From time immemorial, the home has been synonymous with warmth, comfort and, most importantly, safety. The boards and managers who oversee community associations are aiming to preserve this image by ensuring that safety is their top priori…

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Where There’s Smoke...

One only needs to watch the news regularly to understand the devastation that a fire can have on a home or community whatever the time of year. For instance, a condo association fire in October in Dunellen, New Jersey injured a firefighter…

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Neighborhood Watch Groups

All homeowners worry about adequate security, but many HOAs and condo associations overspend on guards, surveillance cameras, and electronic security systems. There are low-tech, more cost-effective solutions for suburban associations, tho…

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State of Surveillance

There are many different factors that prospective unit owners contemplate when looking to buy a unit. Aesthetics, price, and location are important, for sure. But perhaps the most critical factors of all are the safety of the building and …

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Window Safety and Repairs

A lot of people don't think twice about their homes' windows—as long as you can see through them and get some air and natural light, what's left to think about? But windows are structural openings after all, and without proper installation…

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Hidden Dangers

In most markets, buying an association or a condo association goes something like this: Your realtor takes you to see your dream home. You put in an offer—along with a bunch of other people. After some back-and-forth (or maybe even a feroc…

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Who Watches the Watchmen?

Back in the 1980s, McGruff the Crime Dog taught children and parents alike to “Take a bite out of crime.” The tough but affable, anthropomorphic bloodhound was created by the Ad Council  for the National Crime Prevention Council and used by…

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A Private Matter

The issue of intellectual property and an individual’s right to privacy has become a greater concern since more and more people  conduct their lives online—whether for banking, social media or dating. While the aforementioned generally  hav…

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Staying Safe

For most people, nothing is more important than knowing that they and their  families are safe and secure in the place they call home. Boards, management  and security firms all must work together seamlessly and cohesively to create  that s…

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Too Hot to Handle!

The discovery of fire is considered a major turning point in man's evolution  from cave dweller to outer space explorer. Control of fire allowed early man  warmth for his habitat, a way to cook his meals, and light for his  surroundings. Fi…

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