What are Security cameras used for in a Community of Owners?
On many occasions, the owners justify the "no installation" of hidden outdoor security cameras on the farm because they have never had security problems ... The main function of video surveillance in the Communities of Owners is the security, prevention and deterrence of crime ( robberies, aggressions, sale of drugs, prostitution ...) and has proven to be the most effective system for this purpose, but its usefulness does not only lie in security, there are another series of very important functions that video surveillance systems fulfill Improve coexistence between neighbors It is the main reason why the Communities of Owners install video surveillance systems in their common areas. Thanks to the presence of security cameras tenants are more civic and respectful with the facilities and solve common problems such as dirt, graffiti, scratched cars, use of facilities outside opening hours (paddle, pool ...) And a long etcetera. Use fines When talking about video surveillance in Owners' Associations and garages, the last thing you think is that they can be used to appeal fines, but it is something much more common than we think ... Sometimes, fines have been paid for parking to owners that day and at that time they had their vehicle perfectly parked in the garage of their Community of Owners. Thanks to the recordings of the security cameras, they have been able to show that their car was not in the place of the infringement (sometimes even in other provinces) and they have been able to appeal the fine. Help in the investigation in case of disaster The security cameras do not help only in the investigation of crimes or in the fight against terrorism as we have been able to verify during the last weeks. They are also essential in case of an accident within the Community of Owners. The recordings provide evidence when investigating a disaster such as a gas explosion, a fire, flood, collapse of the building ... Thanks to these, the experts can establish the causes of the accident, its origin, possible negligence, etc. Labor control The installation of security cameras in Communities of Neighbors also allows labor control of farm employees such as janitors, gardeners, cleaning, maintenance personnel, etc. Guaranteeing the fulfillment of their obligations and duties such as fulfilling the schedules of entry and exit, carrying out the established rounds, the performance of their functions according to procedure etc. In case of breach of contract by the workers, the Community of Owners may impose disciplinary sanctions or appropriate dismissal based on the legislation and the validity of the recordings as judicial evidence. Dismantling false complaints Thanks to the security cameras located in common areas of the farm such as portals or garages, you can "dismantle" false reports and accusations, such as in cases of gender violence, harassment or quarrels between neighbors. Discover scams Scams to insurance and companies are the order of the day. The security cameras are a great help to the experts of the insurance companies to discover scams in the damage to vehicles, false claims, sick leave, simulated thefts in homes etc. Cost savings The installation of security cameras in the Communities of Owners reduces costs for breakage, damage, cleaning and overall maintenance of the farm by reducing vandalism and uncivil attitudes. In addition, they reduce the parts to the insurance of the property and are a guarantee of security, which can translate into a reduction in the insurance premium. Avoid illegal occupation of housing The cameras of video vigilance are also a good solution to one of the biggest problems facing many Communities of Owners at present: the illegal occupation (those convicted of the crime of usurpation have multiplied sevenfold since 2008). They are a deterrent and if they are also connected to an Alarm Reception Center, the operator can give real-time warning to the security forces in case of trespassing or usurpation. In addition, if the intruders arrive to occupy the house but the 48-hour period has not been exceeded, the recordings will serve as proof to show that the deadline has not been exceeded and the police can evict them without a court order. Avoid illegal tourist flats and other illicit activities in housing The recordings of the security cameras serve as proof to demonstrate the existence of illegal tourist flats on the farm as well as other illicit activities such as houses used as brothels, clandestine workshops, illegal businesses, etc. In case that the houses destined to the tourist use