The Value Of HOA Guard Booths
While charming properties, beautiful landscaping, and top-notch amenities draw new residents into communities, the sense of safety and security adds incredible value to a community. Security and safety should be one of the top priorities of a homeowners association. The HOA has the responsibility of preventing and curbing crime within its domain. Crime prevention is especially effective when the community is aware, involved, and has the HOA’s security backing in the form of contracted neighborhood guards and establishing a prefab guard booth at entrances.
Crimes such as vandalism and break-ins are some of the most common in neighborhoods but are also some of the most easily preventable when proper security measures and protocols are implemented. So, how can you curb vandalism in your HOA community?
“If feeling secure in your neighborhood matters the most to you, being surrounded by gates might be a priority.” — The Nest
Light Up The Community
There are countless benefits that come from having well-lit exteriors in your community. However, one of the most notable benefits is crime reduction in your HOA. Those wanting to vandalize property are most likely seeking out an opportunity to do so, rather than planning ahead. This means that a poorly lit amenity or area of your HOA could become an easy target for a vandal looking to destroy property. Furthermore, having a prefab guard booth customized with extra lighting can sway vandals from entering your community with ill intentions. Keeping your community and its amenities well-lit after dark can help deter would-be vandals from targeting it.
Vandals and criminals alike are wanting to keep their identities a secret. In order to do this, they generally will avoid areas with sufficient lighting at night. Furthermore, if they do decide to ignore the lighting and commit vandalism, there is a higher chance of them being caught and identified due to an area being well-lit.
Work With Security Professionals To Improve Safety
A great way to keep your community safe is by regularly inspecting the welfare of your community. The HOA can do this by hiring a team of security professionals to inspect their community or even asking the local police department for tips and advice—this doubles as a way for the police and the community to familiarize themselves with one another.
Providing your HOA community with their own personal security team is ideal for curbing vandalism and crime. A guard booth alone can provide the image of security to those viewing your community from an outside perspective. However, a prefab guard booth with a trained security team inside further reinforces existing security measures. This sways unwanted visitors with malicious intent from wanting to enter your community for fear they may be caught.
When establishing a security team, whether it be volunteers or hired staff, providing them with a prefab guard booth is a great way to ensure their safety and to keep productivity high. Establishing a prefab guard booth within your community will help keep vandals, criminals, and unwanted visitors out.
Alarm Systems, Security Cameras, And Other Tech
Updating an HOA community’s technology can further establish a security presence. Installing alarm systems and lights on amenities such as clubhouses or pool areas is a great way to prevent unwanted guests from entering past operating hours. Installing security cameras can also be a great way to curb vandalism. If you have a security team monitoring your cameras, you can stop daring criminals in their tracks. In addition to this, displaying signs stating that your neighborhood has alarm systems and security cameras can show criminals that your community is protected before they even consider it a target. It is strongly encouraged to opt for real, functioning security cameras and alarm systems when possible as it establishes an honest sense of safety throughout the community.
Establishing A Prefab Guard Booth In Your HOA Community
A prefab guard booth can bring an HOA community’s safety to the next level. At Guard Buildings, we offer prefab guard booths that can be customized to fit your HOA community’s needs, goals, and aesthetics. In general, a guard shack can allow for consistent community monitoring, curbing vandals from inflicting damage within a community. Guard Buildings’ prefabricated guard booths offer affordable, customizable booths that can be quickly set up to offer a hub for your security team, no matter the size. The guard booths can be customized to fit all needs and any aesthetic that the HOA may require.