Category: Security

Security
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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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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2017 December Non-Owner Residents

Aside from yourself, who exactly may live in your condo or co-op unit? While you as the owner might believe you have the sole authority to make that decision, most (if not all) condominium and co-op properties today have policies spelled ou…

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Security Needs vs. Wants

With all the amazing advances in security technology and connectivity over the last decade, it's easy to get carried away with wanting the latest, sleekest, most sophisticated systems and gadgets for your community. But cool as retinal scan…

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Email Security as a Board Concern: Two Views

As we’ve recently seen in the news--from the Democratic National Committee email leaks about Bernie Sanders from last year’s presidential election, to the latest  in the Trump-Russia brouhaha --emails aren’t always the safest and sec…

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New Security Tech

Want to know what's new and exciting in the field of security video capability for multifamily communities? Check out the latest in this quick clip from The Cooperator's annual Co-op, Condo and HOA Expo. 

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2016 December The State of Surveillance

George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 was all about how Big Brother was watching us. It isn’t hard to imagine what Orwell would think about today’s technologically-advanced world, where there are full-body scans at the airports, photos snapp…

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2016 December Emergency Meeting

Some days it rains, some days it pours — and some days, there’s a Category 4 hurricane. And while the latter is relatively rare, it can be a true disaster, and any condominium, co-op or homeowners association worth its salt should be prepar…

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2016 December Neighborhood Watch

Everyone is right to be concerned with the safety of their communities, whether they live in an area highly susceptible to crime or a sleepy Mayberry-esque hamlet. Condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowners associations are no exception; in…

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