Category: Security

Security
2009 Dec Altitude Adjustment

Americans have always loved high-tech gadgets. Whether it’s an elaborate crime being solved on CSI or James Bond using a laser-guided device to defeat the bad guys, high-tech is endlessly entertaining. But when it comes to real life – s…

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2009 Dec Safety Basics

When it comes to residents’ safety within a condominium community, it’s the tragedies such as pool drownings, fires and floods that make headlines. But the real villains – measured by the number of actual accidents – are the subtle flaws…

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2009 Dec What's Secure

In today’s high-tech world, security can look a lot like a sci-fi movie. Golf carts can be equipped with laser systems that will read license plates and check them against a computer list of approved vehicles. Elevators will only travel…

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2009 Dec "Survive or Thrive?"

“Survive or thrive,” was the challengeissued to recession-weary exhibitors for the upcoming New England Condominium Expo. The throw-down came during “Expo University,” a recent day-long exhibitor workshop focused on getting the most retu…

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2008 December Brattleboro Vermont

Many towns would enjoy the paradoxical distinction of being both quintessential and totally unique. Brattleboro, Vermont, may well have just about achieved such a description. Pure Vermont Nestled among the hills and r…

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2008 December The Digital Age

On September 7, 1927, 19-year-old Philo T. Farnsworth created the first television system that could not only display, but transmit signals between separate rooms. Now, more than 80 years later, another historic date in broadcast transmi…

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2008 December Super Sleuths

If Suzy passes all the required background checks, she can be hired for the job, but just remember that Suzy has an obligation to report any other wrongdoings in the building. “The employee should be taught to always report cr…

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2008 December Safe & Secure

In these tumultuous times of uncertainty and financial instability, one thing is certain: crime rates rise as the employment rate and markets fall. However, there is much you can do to create safe, secure, and happy communities. Common …

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2008 December Out of Harms Way

Sometimes in the rush of excitement surrounding construction and renovation projects, things can get overlooked. Perhaps a cost goes unchecked or timing issues crop up. One item on the to-do list that should never be forgotten, though,…

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2008 December Hot Tips

The chance of experiencing a fire in your residential property is almost as unlikely as experiencing a plane crash—it’s a miniscule number of incidents that affect a tiny percentage of the population [see sidebar on page 14]. But fire-re…

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