Tips for Condo Management: Best Security Systems

Looking for tips on condo management? Check out our article on best security systems for tips on what to look for and how to get the most out of it.

There are literally hundreds of options for condo security systems – how can you possibly sort through all the choices? You can’t – which is why we’ve done it for you!

This article highlights the top security management systems and products for condos. The pros and cons of each system are explained so that you can make the best decision for your condo building. So, even if you are new to security systems and real estate software you’ll find this information helpful.

Keeping residents safe is one of the top concerns for condo management. Take a look at these top security systems and products so that you can rest easy knowing residents are safe and protected.

Security Cameras

Security systems often use CCTV to monitor activity near the condo building. To get the most out of your security cameras, you should try Lorex security cameras


  • Easy installation
  • Variety of products
  • Durable
  • Discreet
  • Reliable
  • High-resolution


As you can see, these cameras have far more pros than cons. But the equipment is only part of the overall condo security plan. You should also have a security management partner to advise on products, management systems, and technology solutions.

Key Guardian 2500

The Key Guardian 2500 is one of the best security systems you can invest in as a condo manager. It is an electronic key management system to reduce the risk of break-ins and burglary. It also saves residents time searching for keys or replacing lost keys. 


  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Easy installation
  • Convenient key monitoring
  • Report exported by USB or email
  • Face recognition, Fingerprint, Pin, and User card access to each key
  • Sleek design
  • Free 30-day trial


  • Price
  • Some training required

There isn’t much to say as far as cons to this system. It’s the premier product for electronic key security. Access the free trial and see for yourself how this system could help condo security. The system may require some training for those residents that do not consider themselves to be tech-savvy.

SimpliSafe System

The SimpliSafe Wireless Home Security System is an all-in-one security system for a condo. It includes options for a 5-piece or 8-piece set depending on individual needs. There is no contract or subscription necessary.

The system has 24/7 live alarm monitoring. Specialists can notify authorities if there is a break-in or a fire. They can also notify authorities if carbon monoxide is detected. 


  • Cost-effective
  • No wifi extenders needed
  • Built-in battery for up to 24 hours
  • KeyFob for alarm and emergency monitoring
  • Easy installation
  • Courtesy water and temperature alerts
  • Long battery life


  • Certain features only offered with more expensive service
  • No facial recognition
  • Some training required

SimpliSafe can be used by individual condo owners to monitor activity outside the property. The interface is relatively simple but may be harder for people without technology experience.

For a larger scale security system, you may want to look at other automation control systems. Improving security for residents is easier when residents don’t have to set up systems themselves or be responsible for monitoring alerts.

Zegoal WiFi Security System

Zegoal offers an affordable security system complete with 5 contact sensors for doors, windows, drawers, or cabinets. It features motion sensor technology and comes with two remote controls.


  • Free smartphone application
  • SOS signal capabilities from a smartphone
  • Reliable sensors
  • Central controller hub
  • 120 dB siren 


  • No camera

With the Zegoal system, you would need to purchase cameras separately which is enough for some people to be deterred from buying it. But with the powerful siren, you can surely spook any potential intruders.

Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Home Security

The Arlo cameras are top-of-the-line. They detect motion and have contact sensors for doors and windows. The cameras feature a two-way communication system allowing you to speak with people at the condo (even when you’re not there).


  • High resolution
  • Flexible installation locations
  • Weather-proof
  • Built-in rechargeable batteries 
  • Up to 7 days of video storage


  • Extra features not included in the original price
  • Some training required

The Arlo Pro 2 cameras are another great security camera choice but may not provide the complete system-wide security you’re looking for. Consider investing in comprehensive security management software for an all-in-one solution to condo management.

Intruder Alarm Systems

There are several intruder alarm systems that could meet your need depending on the size and/or the number of units in the condo building. Protecting residents from intruders or stalkers is among the top concerns for management – which is why picking the right intruder alarm system is so important. 

A MyCondoLink consultant can work with you to find the right intruder alarm system. The system is tailored to your needs with the residents’ safety in mind.

More Tips for Improving Condo Security

Having advanced security technology is only helpful if you know how to use it. And let’s face it – most of us don’t know the ins and outs of condo security equipment or technology. So, instead of struggling through manuals and Google searches, you can work directly with MyCondoLink. 

We offer many of the products listed above and help you decide which to choose. We help with everything from the equipment and installation to troubleshooting and remote video monitoring. Having a complete solution to condo security will save time and money – not to mention the peace of mind you get knowing all residents are taken care of.

Improve Security and Condo Management

Condo management starts with a safe and secure property. Using the systems and features above will help you improve security and provide residents with a sense of comfort and confidence living in their condo.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by condo security or condo management technology, consider working with us at MyCondoLink. We offer great customer service, exceptional products, and the most up-to-date technology solutions. Schedule a free demo to learn about everything we have to offer.

Questions? Contact us online today. 

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