New surveillance camera startup plans to serve HOAs – what could go wrong?

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities How far are you willing to go to protect yourself and your community from crime? How much privacy are you willing to give up? How much would you be willing to pay for security services? A new startup surveillance company is hoping you — or your homeowners association — will pay $1,500 apiece for their new security cameras. According to several recent reports (see here and here), the fledgling Continue ReadingNew surveillance camera startup plans to serve HOAs – what could go wrong?

HOA interferes with woman’s attempt to protect her family

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Some of the HOA reports I find the most maddening are those that mess with the rights of its residents. And in this case, Julianna Ferguson, a single mother residing in Sunrise Ridge HOA, has a serious need to protect herself and her child from harm. But the HOA is now threatening to remove security cameras she installed outside her unit, even though board members had already granted her Continue ReadingHOA interferes with woman’s attempt to protect her family