Category: Security

Security Preparing for the Worst
Preparing for the Worst

Emergency preparedness--especially for possible violent attacks at home, work and in public spaces--was the theme of a Manhattan symposium hosted last month by property management firm FirstService Residential and aimed at property managers…

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Security Real-World Security Concerns
Real-World Security Concerns

Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their homes -- but it's easy to get carried away and waste resources on over-the-top security measures that may not actually be warranted. In this segment, multifamily security pros discuss how they…

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Security Harassment Issues
2018 September Harassment Issues

People feel ‘harassed’ all the time – by crowded trains, loud noises, and even the weather. Co-op and condo residents often feel that their board, or even a neighbor, is ‘harassing’ them. But what qualifies as harassment in the legal sense?…

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Security Maintaining Security in Your Association
2018 December Maintaining Security in Your Association

Whether it be a detached single-family house, or one unit among hundreds in a high-rise condominium, 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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Security Virtual Doormen
Virtual Doormen

Online services have revolutionized everything – but especially shopping. Virtually anything you want is now at your fingertips, and virtually everything can be delivered. Online versions of every service, from food delivery to furniture to…

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Security Assessing Your Community's Security Needs
Assessing Your Community's Security Needs

Every board member or property manager wants to keep their neighbors and client community members safe - that's a given. But with all the options and technologies available on the market today, it can be tempting to spend a lot of money on …

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Security The Top 3 Security Blunders Boards Make
The Top 3 Security Blunders Boards Make

Among the many responsibilities of condo, co-op, and HOA board members is the safety and security of their communities. Here, some security professionals outline some of the more common security-related mistakes or oversights they see in th…

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Security Perceived Security Needs vs. Real Ones
Perceived Security Needs vs. Real Ones

While a board - or their constituent homeowners - may feel their community needs to employ all the latest gadgets and technology to secure their property and safety, the fact is, it's a rare community that truly needs biometric retinal scan…

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Security Safety Inspections
2017 December Safety Inspections

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

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Security Handling and Storing Hazardous Materials
2017 December Handling and Storing Hazardous Materials

It takes a lot of different tools and materials to keep multifamily buildings looking, smelling and functioning at their best. That means that maintenance crews, contractors, snow removal teams, and other staff members must rely upon someti…

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