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  • Writer's pictureMaddie Cohen

Should Your Homeowners Association Hire a Security Guard?

Homeowners associations (HOAs) work with owners’ best interests in mind.

Does this mean they should hire a security guard?

The truth is that it depends on the circumstances. Here are some factors to consider when thinking about hiring a security guard for your association:

  • The neighborhood

Some neighborhoods are safer than others. If you operate in a bustling area with plenty of people around to step in if needed, the nearby traffic could be enough of a deterrent to keep criminals at bay.

However, if you’re surrounded by shadows and tall shrubs, hiring a security guard could be a reassuring solution. By patrolling the area, the guard can help ward off criminals.

  • Resident input

Have your owners been recording a spike in suspicious activity? Are people being followed, or having their cars broken into, for instance? These are signs it might be time to hire security for your HOA.

If you aren’t sure how your owners feel, bring up the topic at your next board meeting. And remember that a security officer can help make your community safer—helping to attract new buyers as a result.

  • Other security solutions

Maybe you decide you’re not ready to take the leap and hire security. That’s perfectly reasonable. In the meantime, maybe consider installing extra lights, trimming bushes, and adding a CCTV camera or two.

These solutions will help you take charge of your community, help bring peace of mind to owners, and improve your security. There are a number of ways you can address your security needs, and we’re here to help walk you through them.

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