High Tech Security System Shields Homeowner’s Association In Assault Case (NY)
In Diaz v Sea Gate Assn., Inc, the plaintiffs were attacked in their home located within a private, gated community that was managed, maintained and controlled by the defendant homeowner’s association. The plaintiffs alleged that inadequate security at the two entrance gates of the community allowed the assailant to enter property and commit his crime. In dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint, the Appellate Division found defendant established its entitlement to summary judgment by providing a detailed description of its key card system with surveillance cameras. With this system in place, the Court inferred that the assailant did not access the building from these entrances.