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Sidewalk shed securityMay 02, 2007


From my understanding, NYC is cracking down on the use of razor wire/barbed wire around sidewalk sheds surrounding residential buildings. For those coops who are doing facade work, has your coop found a satisfactory substitute to help ease the security fears of shareholder/tenants on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Thank you for your assistance.

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Re: Sidewalk shed security - Pgrech May 02, 2007


While nothing is a better deterrent then razor wire, (with the exception of electrified fence) we have used instead, motion detectors with alarms to our lobby in conjunction with one or two additional cameras. Signs posted stating surveillance and motion detectors seem to work. There is the occasional false alarm from birds or just wind but other then that it does work at least for us.
Cost is reasonable.

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Alarm failure - Board member May 05, 2007


Pgrech is right about the alarm. It's a good option, but make sure you have a clause in the contract that covers the alarm's malfunctions. We used one but if often failed to work and getting a money back for the times it was broken was not easy.

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Sidewalk shed security - DN May 09, 2007


Thank you, Pgrech for your helpful response.

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