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Resident Security (by Cole Wicker [CO]) Jan 29, 2010 8:46 AM
       Resident Security (by John [NJ]) Jan 29, 2010 9:31 AM
       Resident Security (by Reid [KS]) Jan 29, 2010 12:37 PM
       Resident Security (by Cole Wicker [CO]) Jan 29, 2010 12:40 PM
       Resident Security (by Mike45 [NV]) Jan 29, 2010 12:54 PM
       Resident Security (by SAM [OR]) Jan 29, 2010 1:20 PM
       Resident Security (by Martin [MO]) Jan 29, 2010 1:56 PM
       Resident Security (by billy [MA]) Jan 30, 2010 7:11 AM
       Resident Security (by billy [MA]) Jan 30, 2010 7:42 AM
       Resident Security (by RR [WA]) Jan 30, 2010 7:52 AM

Resident Security (by Cole Wicker [CO]) Posted on: Jan 29, 2010 8:46 AM

State Specific Question About: COLORADO (CO)

My resident is complaining about break-ins in the area and wants me to provide security. Am I responsible for that?

Resident Security (by John [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 29, 2010 9:31 AM

What exactly are they asking for? The sky is the limit. Maybe throw up or retrofit several flood lights to active via motion at night and they will be happy.

There ain't any security system that will stop an attempt of a break-in. Poverty, drugs, and stupidiness will drive people to do stupid things up to killing someone for several dollars if the circumstances are in favor of crime.


New Jersey

Resident Security (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Jan 29, 2010 12:37 PM

Suggest they go to Laser shield . org and buy themselves a portable wireless system with remote monitoring option . and on top of that get themselves a 38 revolver. No one can protect them like they can.

Resident Security (by Cole Wicker [CO]) Posted on: Jan 29, 2010 12:40 PM

Hi all,

Thank you for the responses. What I am really interested in is understanding what I am liable for / what level of security I am required to provide. I believe in working with my resident to achieve a mutually satisfactory solution, but obviously as the first responder noted, the sky is the limit. I've done some searching on the internet and I'm not really finding what I am required to do... so thanks again for the responses and any additional insight would be wonderful. Thank you!

Resident Security (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Jan 29, 2010 12:54 PM

I do not think that there is any specific amount of security that you are required to provide or which will provide a "safe haven" for you. That is, there is no clear cut minimum or maximum.

What I am familiar with is a completely vague and useless standard of "reasonableness" based on the amunt of crime that there is in the neighborhood and the cost-effectiveness of the eforts that can be taken vis-a-vis the risks reasonably foreseeable.

I personally think this is complete nonsense -- after all, it is the job of the police, not the landlord, to make the streets and homes safe. But society has turned against this position -- the cops have no duty, but you the LL do!!

Resident Security (by SAM [OR]) Posted on: Jan 29, 2010 1:20 PM

Here, we're required to provide dead bolt locks and porch light on all exterior doors, and non-keyed lockable windows for Residences.

It depends upon what your area/neighbourhood expects. ei rough areas you provide security doors, bars on the windows, and a free Pitbull guard dog.

Fancy neighbourhoods, you provide nice bay windows, imported exotic handcarved wood door, and pool service...

Resident Security (by Martin [MO]) Posted on: Jan 29, 2010 1:56 PM

Whatever you decide to provide, you can be sure of two things...

1) It will not prevent everything, and

2) If someone wants to sue you bad enough for not providing enough security, they will.

Resident Security (by billy [MA]) Posted on: Jan 30, 2010 7:11 AM
Message: 200 or so they can get an alarm and 20 a month for service and they can take it when they damage to your walls.dont provide it for them.if it fails and someone is raped or murdered (God forbid) u will be sued for a mill or so.they can engrave numbers on valuables .get engraver at police station.put stickers on doors and windows "operation id"or whatever they use in your hood.have neighbors watch out for each other.if money is no object they can get silent alarm and cops can catch bad guys in act.i know of a case here where bad guys were caught with silent alarm.geico sells renters insurance. --208.58.x.xx

Resident Security (by billy [MA]) Posted on: Jan 30, 2010 7:42 AM

we have motion detector light in back yard.lights up cars if someone approaches at night.good idea. --208.58.x.xx

Resident Security (by RR [WA]) Posted on: Jan 30, 2010 7:52 AM

they can't expect you to do much...if they decide they don't like the neighborhood, they should consider move. Sounds like they want champagne on a beer budget, and want you to pay for it!

As long as you are doing the basic things(provide door locks, basic exterior lighting,pay your tax bill to support police and 911 services), then you did your job.

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