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SECURITY


GENERAL INFORMATION


GENERAL INFORMATION


When designing a security system it is important to first establish the security needs of the property. Each property will require a different level of security. Some questions to consider:

  • Is the site currently having security issues?
  • How many security issues has the site had in the trailing 36 months?
  • Are all those security issues recorded in PI (as a Incident-Property or Incident-Employee)?
  • What is the latest property crime rate in the site's neighborhood or zip code?
  • What is the latest violent crime rate in the site's neighborhood or zip code?
  • How safe do residents feel about safety at the site?
    • See Resident Questionnaire Screen, if applicable.
 

SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEM


SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEM


SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEM

CAMERA LOCATIONS:

The security camera system can deter crime by monitoring exterior spaces, building entries, and interior common spaces. Ideal locations include:

  • Exterior spaces (property entrance drive, parking lots, playgrounds)
  • Building entries and exits
  • Leasing/property management offices
  • Common areas (community rooms, laundry facilities, mailbox areas, corridors, elevator lobbies)

VIDEO STORAGE + ACCESS

The footage from the security cameras should be recorded and stored so it may be accessed in case of an incident.

  • Recorded footage should be stored in cloud based server, and be accessed remotely via mobile or web-enabled device. 
 

ACCESS SYSTEM


ACCESS SYSTEM


ACCESS SYSTEM

RESIDENT ACCESS

NEW CONSTRUCTION + REHAB: 

Resident access into the building should be controlled via card reader or fob. Access to units should be controlled with keys.

  • At a bare minimum, a card reader shall be installed at the primary entrance of each building.
  • Each card reader creates a record of all activity through its designated doorway.
  • Recorded activity should be stored in cloud based server, and be accessed remotely via mobile or web-enabled device. 
  • Ideal locations include:
    • Building entries
    • Leasing/property management offices and maintenance shop
    • Common areas (community rooms, laundry facilities, etc.)
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EXISTING PROPERTIES: 

At existing properties the main entrance may be accessed with a keyed system. Unit entries will be accessed with a keyed system. If a card reader system is beyond a property's budget, an improved keyed system can be introduced to the property. The HandyTrac Classic key system is required where a keyed system is used.  

HandyTrac
Classic System

The HandyTrac Classic is the standard in computerized key control. Connected to the internet, it provides secure automatic backup and audit trail. Accessed via badge and pin, the Classic is easy to use and easy to train staff on. Security comes in a stout 18-gauge steel cabinet, coded keys which are randomly rotated when returned, and data stored on a secure website run on Amazon Cloud.

  • Audit Trail: Reports are backed up off site so audit trail is preserved. Long term records are archived.
  • Hierarchy System: Allows management to easily review reports for multiple properties with a single log in.
  • Warranty: Continuous warranty on your complete system. Technical support via toll-free 800 number.
  • Offered in single and double cabinet options.
 

GUEST ACCESS

NEW CONSTRUCTION + REHAB: 

Guest access into the building should be controlled via intercom. Intercom systems can operate with an external unit and interior unit or with an external unit that calls the unit through a phone line. No system should ring to a cell phone. Builfding codes may dictate whether or not a video intercom is required. 

  • Each intercom creates a record of all activity through its designated doorway.
  • Recorded activity should be stored in cloud based server, and be accessed remotely via mobile or web-enabled device. 
  • Ideal locations include:
    • Property entrance drive (if applicable)
    • Building main entries

EXISTING PROPERTIES: 

Guest access into existing properties will likely be controlled by an intercom

  • If property has a history of issues due to guest access, the possibility of recording intercom activity should be explored. Recorded activity would enable site management to see when each guest entered the building, and which unit granted their access.

SECURITY PERSONNEL


SECURITY PERSONNEL


SECURITY PERSONNEL

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Security personnel is a last resort when improving property safety. If a property feels it needs security personnel, the property should evaluate:

  • key hours of the day for security personnel to be present
  • key locations for security personnel to monitor
  • where security personnel will be stationed on the property.