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Tips from an HOA Board for a Safe Halloween in Your Association

October 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM / by HOA Manager

posted in Living in an HOA, Safety

Halloween is a kid’s delight. It’s a blast to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties and most of all, eat a lot of candy. At the same time, Halloween can be scary for parents. Costumes can be dangerous, too much candy can be sickening and walking around at night can be risky, even in your homeowners association community.


What to Do About HOA Security

March 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM / by HOA Expert

posted in Safety, HOA Resources

Does providing security measures, such as cameras, security guards or security companies, make the association liable for security breaches that cause harm to others? Is there a price for your safety? Many homeowner’s associations hire private security patrol or contract with the city they live in.

Having security or patrols present in a community can help promote a sense of safety and a common feeling of unity. We all have families, loved ones and priceless possessions to protect. To what extent is the association responsible for providing HOA security?


Tips to Prepare a Family Emergency Plan in Your Homeowners Association

July 29, 2016 at 11:48 AM / by HOA Manager

posted in Living in an HOA, Safety

Natural disasters affect thousands of people every year, and with the increased risk of severe thunderstorms, flash flooding and tornadoes these days, it’s a good idea to think about having an emergency plan in place. Consider preparing an emergency plan now before it’s needed.

Here are a few tips to help you work with your family, friends and homeowners association neighbors for the best options possible:


When to Report Suspicious Activity in Your Homeowners Association

February 5, 2016 at 10:13 AM / by HOA Manager

posted in Living in an HOA, Resident Tips, Safety

In this day and age, people are becoming more and more concerned about the threat of terrorism on their own soil. Within homeowners associations throughout the United States, residents are becoming more aware not only of their community’s surroundings but also of the persons who live at their community.


Chimney Safety Tips for Homeowners Association Residents

March 16, 2015 at 2:20 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Living in an HOA, Safety

There is nothing as serene as a warm, crackling fire on a cold, winter night. There is also nothing more dangerous if your chimney is damaged. When is the last time that you have checked on your chimney safety in the homeowners association?


How to Start a Neighborhood Watch in Your Homeowners Association

January 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Living in an HOA, Safety

Does your homeowners association have a neighborhood watch in effect? A common concern in any neighborhood is safety. Association members in general tend to look out for each other and there are things you should pay attention to as an HOA board member that signal it’s time to take action. If crime is up in your homeowners association, you’ve noticed more incidences of graffiti, received more requests from members to install a home security system, or have received complaints from members that they don’t feel safe, it may be time to do something about it. It’s time for your community to take it to the next level and implement a neighborhood watch program. The following article explains how to get started.