Current Community Projects and Issues
The Grand Isles Master Homeowners Association board is currently focused on fact finding and discussing the following issues. We try to limit our area of focus to Grand Isles and the neighborhoods immediately adjacent to us. For more information or to get involved, please visit the Contact Us page.
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09/07/2017 - Cable Provider Survey Results
20% (9 households) Use another TV provider other than Comcast
53% (23 households) Are highly satisfied with Comcast
31% (13 households) Are in favor of dropping Comcast and reducing the assessment accordingly
53% (23 households) Are in favor of us finding another bulk service provider
06/19/2017 - Crime Prevention Tips and Techniques
- If you have an alarm – use it all the time. Have your system checked by the alarm company. Consider upgrading your system. Make sure all family members know how to use the alarm.
- Make it more difficult for the burglar to find your valuables if he does get inside your home. Find a safe hiding place for your valuables. Don’t leave them on the dresser or in a dresser drawer. Designate one closet as “safe” room and fit it with a solid core or metal door with hinges on the inside and a single cylinder deadbolt lock.
- You can help make your home and your neighborhood less attractive to burglars by taking simple precautions, looking out for your neighbors and – if you notice anything suspicious – by calling the sheriff right away.
- Any door or window that is not properly secured is an open invitation to the burglar. In at least one-half of all residential burglaries, thieves entered through unlocked doors or windows.
- When glass is present within 40” of the inside latch, install a double cylinder deadbolt lock. If small children or the elderly reside in the house, consider installing security film or decorative grillwork since double cylinder deadbolts can create a problem in case of fire.
- Thieves hate bright lights. Add outdoor lighting in entryways, ground level windows and garages. Use a combination of motion sensor, photo-electric, low-voltage and decorative landscape lighting for maximum protection. If you travel, create the illusion that you’re at home by using timers to turn lights on and off. Don’t come home to a dark house. Install a photo-sensitive lighting fixture at the front door and leave several lights on timers inside.
- To secure sliding glass doors install auxiliary locks. Remember that metal locks can become corroded from weather and wear.
- Jalousie windows are almost impossible to secure without adding protective security grillwork. This type of window should be replaced whenever possible. If replacing windows, consider impact resistant glass which will shatter but not break and will provide hurricane protection.
- Keep shrubs and hedges trimmed. Make sure fences or trees don’t hide your doors and windows from view.
- Vary your routine so it will be impossible for the would-be burglar to observe your movements and know when your home is likely to be empty. When you return home, observe your surroundings and be alert to any suspicious activity, persons, or vehicles. Have your keys ready – go right in and lock the door behind you.
- Keep a detailed inventory of all valuables. This will help police identify you as the owner should your property be stolen and later recovered.
The non-emergency line for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is (561) 688-3400. In an emergency, always call 911.
For your car:
As a reminder, auto burglaries are the #1 preventable crime. The Palm Beach County Sheriff suggests taking these important steps to maintain your car’s safety:
- Don’t leave valuables in your car. That sounds like common sense, but drivers/passengers do leave items of value in plain view every day. If you leave valuable items visible in your car, your car is automatically a target.
- If you must leave valuable items in your car while out and about, place items out of sight before reaching your destination or move them inconspicuously.
- Once home, unload your valuables immediately. Do not store valuables in your car any longer than necessary and certainly never overnight.
- Try to park in busy, well-lit areas or in your garage (if you have one).
- Raise your windows and lock ALL of your vehicle’s doors even if you plan to be gone for only a brief time. Every week, items are stolen from unlocked vehicles where the owner expected to be away for “just a second.” Thieves often target vehicles at gas stations or parents dropping their children off at day-care centers and schools.
- Set any alarm or anti-theft device. If you have one, use it. Many people believe that car alarms no longer make a difference, but they can be an effective deterrent to an auto burglar.
What to do if your vehicle is burglarized:
Do not touch/adjust anything in, on or around the car. Call the Palm Beach County Sheriff as soon as possible to report the incident. The non emergency number is (561) 688-3400. If you observe suspicious activity, call 911 immediately.
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