HOA Perimeter Security – Best Advice
Most homeowner associations only start to plan the best security practices after a crime has taken place. Having the right HOA perimeter security is the best way to ensure the community’s safety and its residents.
An HOA perimeter security system and access control are the first fronts that prevent unwanted intruders and potential criminals from entering your community. A gated community should install a telephone entry system to view faces and track license plates.
It is always recommended to schedule a consultation with an experienced security company that specializes in HOA perimeter security. Nexlar security has partnered with different manufactories to provide you cost-effective access control, security cameras, and gate solutions for your homeowner association.
Unfortunately, not all HOA’s spend much time evaluating their existing system or adequately maintaining it. Many communities generally take their security and access control plans for granted and are not always up to the task, which can be a tremendous liability for their HOA.
Let look at the most common safety mistakes made by homeowners’ associations and how they can be avoided.
The most common mistakes a homeowner commits are:
- Not maintaining their surveillance system
- Not old gate codes
- Not deleting old residents missing gate cards and remotes.
- leaving pool open and not secure
These common mistakes can cost your HOA millions in the event of a lawsuit due to inadequate security and premises liability. It is the responsibility of the homeowner association to maintain their security cameras and access system secure, and failure to do so can have a great loss for the HOA.
A review by a professional security team is one way to find out where your current plans are weak and get the best advice to secure your property. Nexlar offers a free consultation for homeowner security checks, and we can help you make the best plan of action for your community.
Security Solutions for HOA to Minimize Cost and Improve Security
1 – Use Virtual guard monitoring to replace or augment your security guards. Relying on a single stationed security officer alone is not, and never has been, the most efficient solution. There is no need to keep an eye on the entire property and increase the response time. Remote monitoring is a cost-effective option that allows for a proactive monitoring plan. Relying on just one security guard or even a small number of guards is not the most efficient solution.
2 – Security Cameras with AI embedded Analytics and Police Strobe -The new technology of security cameras with artificial intelligence integrated with police strobe lights can offer significant deterrence for your community. Whenever an intruder enters a restricted area property, these cameras can trigger the strobe light and notifying our monitoring station.
Cameras can be installed by the pool, inside the clubhouse, on the perimeter of your homeowner’s association, providing an extra eye for your security guards or to the monitoring station.
3 – Access control – Having the proper access control system can help your homeowner association save money and streamline your entry and exit. The right access control system solution is capable of replacing a security guard at the entrance of your property. Nexlar has developed a technology that allows you to provide easy access to your visitors, employees, and contractors using your cell phone. Our system uses license plate recognition easy entry for authorized visitor contractors and residents. This system is so intuitive that it allows you to track when a contractor enters and leaves your property. Reports are very easy to use and can be accessed via your cell phone or any computer.