With crime on the rise across the U.S., safety is a leading reason most people believe a shared ownership community is the best housing option. But featured guests Kevin Van Middlesworth (Founder, CEO) and Phil Huber (VP, Client Relations) from Platinum Group Security are quick to remind host Donna DiMaggio Berger that residents themselves play a vital role in keeping a neighborhood truly secure.
The trio offers an unflinchingly honest look at current protection services industry, the security needs and challenges for a variety of associations, what board members and their managers should consider when evaluating their community’s security, and the importance of healthy relationships between residents, security personnel, and local law enforcement. They also dig deep into the difference between security and concierge services and the danger of a community-run Neighborhood Watch.
Additional topics include:
- The top security services and how trending technology might not be the best choice for a neighborhood;
- The question of cost and why price should not be THE deciding factor when choosing a security company;
- How staff turnover at a security company causes headaches for the board and could compromise safety for residents;
- Why Phil believes the fear of crime can be more disabling than actual crime, how he suggests residents overcome that sense of helplessness, and so much more.
BONUS: Learn about Phil’s experience arresting and interrogating The Dinner Set Gang and Kevin’s pre-Platinum life protecting A-list celebrities, like Eva Mendes and 50 Cent.
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.
If you’ve got a question, Take It To The Board with Donna DiMaggio Berger – We Speak Condo & HOA!