The last quarter of the year is a great time to check on your home and community security. Whether you’re returning to the Sunshine State after time away, or you’re a property manager preparing for the last few months of the year, start with these quick tips to evaluate a property.
- Does it seem a little dark around your home, amenity, or entrance? Light it up! Replace burnt our bulbs or add new lighting in areas that aren’t well lit to deter trespassers and burglars who do not want to easily be seen.
- Is the landscaping around your home or community overgrown? This can create hiding places when some plants aren’t maintained.
- Check all doors and windows to ensure locks and access control points are operable. For residents this can include checking with your community staff to obtain new access credentials if systems have been updated while away.
This mini-article above was included in the October 2022 issue of the Florida Community Association Journal’s section Snowbirds Drive South – Back to Fun and Sun and Important Responsibilities. You can read the original mini-article and others by clicking here.