2009 Dec
Focus on... Safety & Security

Security
2009 Dec Exhibitors Learn What Attendees Want

Exhibitors for The Cooperator's 23rd Annual Co-op & Condo Expo recently gathered for Exhibitor University, a day-long workshop to teach the benefits of exhibiting in trade shows and making their appearances a success. The stan…

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Security
2009 Dec Keep Criminals Out and Budget Dollars In

 In terms of building security, boards today are in a tricky position. They are  obliged to protect the residents, their property and offer the same quality of  life just as they did prior to the great economic belly flop of the 21st  Cent…

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Security
2009 Dec Watching Out for One Another

For New York residents, every neighborhood and every borough and every county could well be another state entirely. Whether it’s a few blocks or a few miles, every area has its own personality, its own perks and its own downside. When i…

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Security
2009 Dec Budgets, Buildings & Biometrics

 Not so long ago, if you wanted to know who was on your stoop, you stuck your  head out the window and asked who was there. But these days, the demand for  greater security and the evolution of technology has led to the availability of  sy…

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Security
2009 Dec A Look at Low-Tech Security

Microchip technology and innovations like biometrics and voice recognition devices have revolutionized the residential security industry. Once purely in the realm of science fiction, computers can now perform retinal scans and hand pri…

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Security
2009 Dec Handling Issues of Environmental Safety

 Our homes are our sanctuaries—the places we go to feel safe. Sometimes, though, problems arise that can  threaten that sense of security. We worry about fire, or intruders or other  common fears, but rarely do we consider environmental co…

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Security
2009 Dec Bed Bugs, Lead Paint and Graffiti

 The Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives & Condominiums recently held a roundtable seminar for board presidents and board  members at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. The October 24th event  attracted around 50 people and pa…

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Security
2009 Dec Thoughts & Predicitions from Industry Pros

 For pretty much every business sector you can think of, 2009 was a roller  coaster of a year—and real estate was particularly hard-hit. Some industry professionals have  weathered the storm, while others have packed up and moved on from t…

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Q&A
2009 Dec Q&A: Noisy Problems

Noisy Neighbors Q “I have been a shareholder and board member in my building for the past 20 years. A year ago a new shareholder with two small children moved in above me, and since then noise has been a constant, serious proble…

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Q&A
2009 Dec Q&A: Water Damages in Co-op Unit

Water Damages in Co-op Unit Q “I reside in a co-op apartment in the Bronx. For a whole year, I have incurred damages to my bathroom and kitchen ceilings from a washing machine in the apartment directly above mine, which is occup…

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