Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!!

By Darlys Walker

Published October 17, 2012


Gates, fences and cameras. By far the most oversold, useless equipment used today!! Okay, maybe that's a little harsh, but let's gets real. None of these are going to prevent a criminal if they are intent on gaining entry to your community.


Most Homeowners and Condominium owners believe (falsely) that the entrance gates, perimeter fence and camera systems will keep them safe from the evils that lurk about.


Well, here are the cold hard facts,………………. If National Security can’t keep snipers from scaling the fence at The White House then how can we expect a 5 to 6 foot perimeter fence to keep out the criminal element?


If homeowners continually allow vehicles to follow them into the garages through the gates or give out the access code to their friends, there simply is no way to prevent unwanted entry of those with criminal intent.  Gates are a way to "control access", not a security measure.

Then there are cameras. How many times have we seen on the news, reports of robberies and murders occurring with the perpetrator staring, sometimes smiling, directly into the camera!!!! Cameras DON’T stop crime, they record it and yes this can be a helpful tool in solving the crime.


As a society, we put far too much responsibility on others for our safety when in the end it is really up to us to realize that gates, fences and cameras are all great attempts at deterring evil. But, being cautious and taking our own preventative measures is truly the best way to ensure our safety. I would love to hear your thoughts on this matter.

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Darlys Walker

Darlys Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights regarding real

state management, leasing, and HOAs. Her company serves a diverse portfolio of properties, from 16-units up to 600 as well as large mixed-use developments.  


   From its beginnings in 2000, CCM has become a well-respected asset manager and now works with over 100 associations with 16,000 units served by over 300 employees. Darlys and her team deliver resources and responsiveness through six regional offices - in Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Charleston, Nashville and Atlanta.


   Darlys Walker is best known for her passion and precision, understanding that the only difference that matters in today's demanding marketplace is service delivery ... doing what is promised and what is right. She knows that every community serves two masters ... the property owner/developer and the resident/homeowner. "If we are not equally responsive to both, we are not doing our job," she states.  


   Her clients say it best: "Darlys really knows her stuff" ... "at the top of her profession and it shows in the caliber of her clients" ... "delivers quality resources that match up well with needs and expectations that are really rigorous."  


   She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in four states, holds an Associate's Degree in Marketing and has earned the Accredited Real Estate Manager designation from the Georgia Institute of Real Estate Management. Also she is one of few certified as a Lead-Based Paint Abatement & Removal Trainer in Georgia.


   Darlys Walker and her team have been selected to manage the condominium conversion process and day-to-day operations for many of the Southeast's most high-profile condominium communities including luxury high-rises, mid-rises and garden-style homes. Most recently she has been recognized as an expert in 're-versions' of communities from condominiums to leased homes, as well as repositioning projects. A visionary and a tireless perfectionist, Darlys demonstrates hands-on leadership, working individually with each client and staff associate to achieve defined business outcomes and satisfaction.  

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