A property association can benefit from an inspection to point out vulnerabilities in protecting residents and guests. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The holiday season is upon us, and that means an increase in the number of guests visiting residents in property associations whether for it’s for parties or overnight stays.

Most property associations share common best practices to protect residents and guests year round, but they become more important when the number of visitors is expected to increase. These practices include fences, gates, fire and burglar alarms, and battery replacement programs for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Associations generally have well lit common areas and parking lots, and keep trees, bushes and other foliage trimmed for the safety of residents and as protection from crime.

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