|Re: security in cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Joe Gotobed (jgotobedLPL.Arizona.EDU)|
|Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 10:28:24 -0600 (MDT)|
Security for me has always started with safety - security issues. I'd like to have a firealarm in each house and the common house that blasted a horn throughout the neighborhood. But I'd also like a completely wired home alarm system which is more generaly described as an aperature sensor system. Each window/door has a sensor. (C0Ho included) . In it's alarm mode it would of course alert when any were opened. But in energy saving mode it would alert if the doors/windows opened while AC or heaters were running. Add to that motion sensors which could provide automated lighting (another energy saving issue) And of course the motion sensors could work in alarm mode as well. (Imagine you have a non-operating window that had no sensor, but the burlulars broke it to get in.) Now replace the door locks with keyless entry and you've got the alarm enabled/disabled automaticly when you come & go. Of course the doors have keyholes in 'em too for when the durn thing fails :-). (you can pass out one-time key-code to service folks so you don't need to hang around for the chiminy sweep). Given a neighborhood network (e.g. telephone PBX can do this) I'd set my alarm to accept alerts (fire included) from any of my neighbors *and* the common house. And when I was gone and turned it on then is would ring at the comon house any anybody else wh'd set theirs to accept alerts from their neighbors. Cost.... well yes as much as $1k per household. But if you decide to retro-fit later it could cost 50% more for wireless...
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