Recently, many of you heard about the
House Watch Program for the first time and signed up for it.
Unfortunately, this has brought a burden on our Security
officers that is unmanageable.
The program quadrupled in requests in
a month. Officers cannot perform the routine patrols that you
have every right to expect and also physically check the homes
on House Watch. The Security Committee has determined that the
best use of Security manpower is to continue our road patrols
and to revise the House Watch protocol.
Ultimate responsibility for home
security remains with the home owner. House Watch was created
for the owner who is going to be away from Fripp for an
occasional short-term absence such as a vacation,
hospitalization, etc. It was never intended to take the place of
an alarm system.
We strongly suggest that if you have
your house in the rental market, ask your management company to
perform a periodic check of your property. If your time at Fripp
is seasonal, you should consider adding an alarm system. You
might ask a friend or neighbor if they would be willing to keep
an eye on your property.
This message is intended to inform
all owners that the program must start over effective October
10th with the following revised parameters.
- There must be a start date and an end date to your
- There will no longer be any open ended, seasonal or
extended House Watch.
- House Watch forms are available below. The form must be
completed and mailed or emailed to Security at
in order for a home to be on the House Watch Program.
If you have questions, please contact Chief Binkowski at