Living in a safe neighborhood plays an important role in the well-being and personal happiness of the residents. A homeowners association can have a significant impact on the safety of a neighborhood, overseeing the maintenance of common areas and amenities, and enforcing rules that prevent neighbors from actions that may negatively impact the property values of the neighborhood.
Homeowners associations can keep their neighborhoods safe by enlisting the services of a professional security company. Professional security services can provide a safer environment for all of the residents within the association.
Why Do You Need Professional HOA Security?
Although some homeowners associations choose to handle security in-house by encouraging residents to establish neighborhood watch programs, entrusting the job to experts is the best way to ensure safety. Here are the top reasons HOA’s hire professional security services:
To Prevent Burglaries And Break-Ins
Many prospective homeowners seek homes that belong to HOAs because they desire greater security. Having a security team at your entrance(s) and patrolling the grounds regularly can help prevent unauthorized parties from entering the neighborhood as well as reducing other unfavorable activities including vandalism and theft.
To Reduce Risk
Professional security services can reduce the risk of incidents which could cost your HOA a significant amount of money in legal fees and settlements. The reduced risk that comes from contracting professional security services may also allow your HOA to take advantage of insurance savings.
For Quicker Response
Having security officers on site, who are trained to intervene at the first sign of danger, can prevent problems from escalating during the time it takes emergency services to respond to the situation.
American Protection Group’s HOA Security Services
American Protection Group offers HOAs comprehensive security that addresses the aspects of keeping the neighborhood safe. In addition, we provide a series of standalone services, allowing HOAs to devote their resources to the most important issues concerning their neighborhood.
Security Assessments And Consulting
Our professional team performs security assessments for homeowners associations. An assessment will identify areas of the community in which they are vulnerable to risk. We will carry out a thorough assessment on site during the day, and also at night, to pinpoint trouble areas and make recommendations for minimizing those risks.
APG offers armed and unarmed officers, depending on your neighborhood’s unique requirements and concerns. Our officers are able to perform roving patrols throughout the area which is served by your HOA to spot potential problems before they have a chance to become a problem. A visible security presence with uniformed officers creates a strong visual deterrent to thieves, and roving patrols can respond quickly to any incidents occurring. This also gives your residents and guests confidence that the HOA takes their safety seriously.
Access control systems allow HOAs to manage entry into the community and also to its amenities, such as pools, gyms and recreation rooms. We offer a range of effective access control systems as well as security officers who can control access to the site. Our officers can manage access effectively and efficiently, ensuring that unauthorized parties do not gain access to off-limits areas while also enforcing the HOA’s rules.
Installing security equipment on the property of the HOA can monitor for rules violations as well as for low-level crimes such as property damage, trespassing and vandalism. We can install high-tech security cameras in strategic locations and monitor them around the clock, responding quickly to incidents and ensuring the equipment remains operational at all hours. The video cameras can be prominent to serve as a deterrent or hidden, depending on the preference of the association. We also offer CCTV repair and diagnostic services.
APG offers alarm installation for homeowners associations to protect common buildings and amenities against breaches and burglaries. Our professional staff will install open-circuit alarms with window and door sensors for full protection. We can also equip the alarm systems with motion detectors depending on the layout of the area requiring protection. Our technicians will install silent alarms for areas where noise is a concern. We can also repair and maintain alarm systems to ensure they operate as expected.
Proper lighting has been shown to reduce crime in residential areas. Many criminals will avoid taking action in places where they are likely to be spotted making a well-lit exterior a significant theft deterrent. In addition, proper lighting can prevent accidents and falls within your community while enhancing its appearance.
APG’s residential security experts can host informational sessions for your residents explaining the potential risks and the best approaches to maximizing security. When everyone in your neighborhood is aware of vulnerabilities and the importance of following good safety procedures, it boosts the area’s overall security significantly.
Speak With The HOA Security Experts At APG Today
Our residential security team can meet with you to discuss your situation and security needs and explain how our world-class security offerings can keep your HOA’s assets and residents safe from harm. Contact our team today to learn more.