Are You Stuck at the Guard Gate? The New Era of Residential Security
May 1, 2014
Security has become the new buzzword among condominium and homeowners associations. Perhaps, that’s because it’s one of the most impactful improvements an association can make. After all, what’s more important than the safety and well-being of residents and their homes? What’s more important than offering peace-of-mind and protecting investments? Forget all the legal reasons communities require security. The real reason is because without it, your quality of life genuinely suffers and, your property values will plummet. However, like any other industry, time brings new ways of doing things and new ways of thinking. Today, associations have an incredible arsenal of burgeoning technology at their disposal. Concepts that just a few years ago were science fiction are now being integrated and employed at residential communities coast to coast. It’s a good thing, too, because it’s a new world out there. Threats are bigger. Crime has become a state-of-the-art pursuit. In other words, that guard gate or front desk is probably not enough anymore.