Archives for Improvements

Back to the Future in Community Association Management [Quiz]

In Back to the Future II, Marty goes to 2015 and experiences all sorts of exciting new future tech, from flying cars to hoverboards. In the 30 years we’ve been around, we’ve seen some exciting predictions for future technologies too. And, like the movie, some have come true and others…
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Is Your Association Ready For The Future? A KSN White Paper on Technology

Our recent complimentary guide is an informative report on technology and its impact on community associations. KSN attorneys David Bendoff, Michael Kreibich, and Michael Shifrin discuss relevant topics such as drones, electronic voting, and tracking short-term rentals.   Read the report (PDF)…………….
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Apps for Better Neighborhoods and Homeowners Associations

Recently I joined the board of the Homeowners Association in my neighborhood and discovered what many others have discovered about their HOA: a lot of frustration around management of the community and the lack of support the residents receive from the board. According to the Community Associations Institute trade association,…
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CES 2016 – The Best New Devices For Smart Condos

If the products at CES 2016 are any indication, 2016 looks to be the year smart homes become mainstream. Smart home devices have increasingly taken centre stage at the event, which attracted 3,600 exhibitors and over 150,000 attendees on a global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.…
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Intelligent Building Solutions

In my recent experiences with residential and commercial clients across the GTA, I find myself often stumbling upon new heights of concern when it comes to understanding the value of security and communication requirements for multi-dwelling units. Our city is a nebulous evolution of urbanized growth that is proceeding at…
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Today’s tech tools can save your board time, trouble, paper – and money.

Where co-op and condo boards once thought of e-mail and Skype as strange and exotic, members today regularly use online file-sharing, scheduling apps, automated message systems, and resident-only computer forums. Some are low-cost, some are even free, and this technology is saving boards time, trouble and some serious money.  …
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Security Cameras and HOA Policy – Prepare before assuming the role as big brother

Security cameras in your HOA can be a handy security tool, but if they’re not managed properly, they can end up being more of a headache (and a liability). Before your HOA installs them, make sure your board drafts a policy to dictate how the cameras will be used and…
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