Tag Archives: Security

HOA Top Security Issues

Successful HOAs provide unparalleled security and safety for homeowners. Unfortunately, there are many security pitfalls that associations can fall into. Check out these four top HOA security issues and how to avoid them.

Failing to Conduct a Security Auditsecurity

To fix any security issues, you have to know what works and what doesn’t, but too many communities fail to perform security audits. During a security audit, the property manager or board, tours the community and identifies potential vulnerabilities, such as a dark, hidden parking lot. When vulnerabilities are identified, the HOA can begin creating a solution to improve security and prevent danger. In the case of the dark parking lot, adding some lights or a CCTV camera are possible solutions. Continue reading

Security in Your HOA—How Much is Needed?

securityHow an HOA should handle security is a very touchy issue. Which security measures should be taken, who is responsible for implementing them, and how those decisions can leave a community association vulnerable are all important matters that need to be taken up. While this post does not have all the answers, it is a starting guide for which security-related questions need to be asked first, and how to approach them. Continue reading

How Does Your Security Guard Stack Up?

security solutionsOne of the greatest things about living in an HOA is that many of them have their own security that monitors and protects the community. Safety is something that everyone values, and many people gladly pay the extra fees and costs associated with homeowners associations to get it. Continue reading

Yes or No to Background Checks on Board Members?

shutterstock_75877810While laws vary state by state, there is a general rule that an HOA can set restrictions on who may or may not serve as a board member. As long as the restrictions do not discriminate by race, class, gender, etc. and are applied equally to all candidates and members, it is perfectly within an HOA’s rights to formally adopt its own set of rules preventing certain people from being able to serve on the board. Continue reading

The Doormat that Turns on the TV

smartmat-benefit-25Would you have use for a doormat that could turn your lights on before you even enter the house? Or, would you like a text to notify you that the kids are home? Maybe, you’d enjoy a text to let you know when a package has arrived. Right now on Kickstarter, there’s a pledge drive for a new product called SmartMat, which does all that and more. If SmartMat is an indication of things to come, it is part of a wave of new technology. This technology will change how you interact with electronics around your house and will also help make the community more secure. Continue reading

Securing Your Community in the Age of Social Media

Social-Media-Security-BasicsIs using social media making your community less safe? Before you dismiss the question, consider just how much your posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites actually reveal. By revealing so many details of our personal lives and locations where we have limited control over who can see them, it is possible that you are putting your security at risk.

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