Some general views on how to improve security in gated communities
and if not reachable, mobile phone of the resident. If still not reachable, a guard or gun men should accompany the visitor. They should never be sent alone.
2) Most security violation issues occur either during the shift change time or the night shift.
Training for those supervisors/guards must be beefed up followed by adherence to
3) Vendors and brokers sometimes still pay their way into apartment societies in India. Yes,
very surprising but happens. It must be stopped and should be a firing offence for the security guard, supervisor and company.
4) Any vendor can enter the complex to supply goods/services to one flat and
then find his way to a different tower/flat. The guys
manning the basements or towers need to become more active and randomly question folks in
suspect so this is minimized.
I welcome everyone thoughts on this. If all add to it may be we can have standard best practices that can be picked from...
One area where I'd like to comment on is that there has to be a limitation on the amount of mobile phones guards can use and some check/balance to ensure that night shift guards are not sleeping. Please share what have you seen work in your respective communities? more
Another one to consider is:
5) Orienting service providers/vendors when events are held within the gated communities. Most of the contractors who come for catering/tenting services etc are subcontractors with no background checks and can be security threat for residents at times. It is very important for the resident (organizing the event) to define the protocol and what's not acceptable with the service providers and ensuring they stay within these boundaries.
I am sure others will have more points to add.. more