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Eyes Everywhere – Understanding Community Surveillance Options with Louis DiGioia of IC Real Time

Eyes Everywhere – Understanding Community Surveillance Options with Louis DiGioia of IC Real Time

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Ever wondered how a camera can pick out a face in the crowd or if that gym security camera is a watchful guardian or an intrusive eye? Discover the intricate dance between security and privacy in our neighborhoods, as host, Donna DiMaggio Berger, sits down with guest Louis DiGioia from IC Real Time. They shed light on the advanced technology that’s safeguarding our communities, from the sharpness of high-resolution cameras to the stealth of thermal imaging. Dive into the heart of today’s surveillance systems and find out just how much protection they can offer to your community association, without crossing the fine line into privacy infringement.

Donna and Louis dissect the nuances of surveillance in communal spaces and the crucial role of legal and insurance advice in protecting your association from potential liability. They also discuss the art of deterrence through smartly positioned signage and robust camera coverage, ensuring you’re informed about the best practices for maintaining both security and peace of mind.

Zooming in on the future of surveillance, they navigate through the legalities and ethics of facial recognition technology. Donna and Louis also break down the storage puzzle, evaluating network video recorders against cloud-based solutions. For community associations eyeing a surveillance upgrade, this conversation is packed with insights you simply can’t afford to miss.

Conversation Highlights Include:

  • Viewing range of cameras
  • How to address privacy concerns for cameras in common areas, like pools and gyms
  • The options boards have in terms of monitoring camera footage
  • Best practices for storing recorded footage
  • Facial recognition technology and the safeguards in place to protect privacy
  • How many cameras are needed for adequate security coverage and what considerations go into location decisions
  • Night vision technology
  • Differences between wired and wireless security camera systems
  • Individual doorbell cameras such as Ring or Nest in communities

About Take It To The Board

Think you know what community association life is all about? Think again. Residents must obey the rules, directors must follow the law, and managers must keep it all running smoothly. Take It To The Board explores the reality of life in a condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association, what’s really involved in serving on its board, and how to maintain that ever-so-delicate balance of being legally compliant and community spirited. Leading community association attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger acknowledges the balancing act without losing her sense of humor as she talks with a variety of association leaders, experts, and vendors about the challenges and benefits of the community association lifestyle.

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