Category: Security

Security
Smart Home Tech & Privacy Protection

According to a recent poll of 1,000 consumers conducted by telecommunications company Frontier, p rivacy concerns around smart home tech devices are on the rise. Sixty percent of respondents to the poll reported being “very” or “extremel…

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2021 December Package Security & Storage

Not so very long ago, acquiring goods and services required some physical effort on the part of consumers; a trip to a store, or restaurant, or other commercial establishment. Sure, you could phone or mail in an order from the Sears catalog…

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2021 December Security Training

Whether you live in a single-family home, an apartment building, or an HOA, home security is a major concern. Providing that security can range from installing a simple alarm system to equipping and training building staff members to use so…

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Updating Buzzer & Intercom Systems

As smartphones have become ubiquitous, app-based technologies have impacted nearly every corner of our lives - including how we secure and grant access to our homes. While plenty of multifamily buildings still rely primarily on buzzers and …

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Proptech & Biometric Data

Two new laws recently went into effect in New York City that regulate the collection, storage, and disclosure of information that can identify an individual “biometrically”—that is, by way of their fingerprints, retinal or iris scan, facial…

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2020 December Fire Safety Plans

When a crisis hits a multifamily community—or any other organization—the difference between a good outcome and a disastrous one is often a matter of simple preparedness. Residential communities in particular need to have a plan in case of a…

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2020 December Examining Safety in Multifamily Properties

A lot can be said about 2020, but this was certainly a year that forced people around the world to reexamine our processes and protocols around health, safety, and security—not just personally, but collectively, especially in our homes and …

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Census 2020

This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Census takers will not be able to visit neighborhoods door-to-door to request survey responses as they did during previous counts. Instead, Census responses are now being requested online thro…

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The SHIELD Act

Last summer, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act, which requires all businesses and organizations in possession of electronic personal information about any resident of New York St…

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DOB Expedites New Façade Inspection Rules

After 60-year-old architect Erica Tishman was tragically killed the week before Christmas by loose material falling from a building façade near Times Square, the New York Department of Buildings (DOB) is expediting changes to its façade ins…

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