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    A foo/Ruben type dilema, without poll.

    Part of the fun I have as president of my condo HOA was buying and helping install a security camera system. I also ended up being the only one in the building who knows how to access the videos the cameras take after everyone said they didn't want to know how to do this (the cameras were installed after someone drove into the overhang in front and someone else drove into the garage door - and neither party paid for the damages). We also put up 2 signs that say security camera in use in the garage.

    A couple of weeks ago a new family moved into the building from another state. Our live in maintenance guy let me know about the mom of family parking their minivan in a far corner of the garage earlier this week (far away from their parking space, and in a part of the garage that is covered by 2 of the cameras), and that it was parked there for over an hour with the engine running. The mom moved up to the drivers seat as he tried to see in the back to see if anyone was in there (the minivan has tinted windows in the back, and he couldn't tell if anyone was inside it until he got next to it) and left shortly after that. The guy in the back was trying to hide as they left, and we're not sure if he is or isn't her husband.

    My main worry is the potential CO accumulation that could result from the prolonged idling, but I'd also like to let her know about the security cameras in the garage. Assuming she's not too embarrassed by what's already happened (which I'm hoping isn't the case) and turns the engine off, what's a good way to point out their actions are being recorded if this happens again?

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    Have a sign made about prolonged idling in garage. Post it. If the activity occurs again, you could let her know that her van was observed idling for a long period of time in the garage and ask her to restrict this sort of activity. Discreet, but lets her know that the activity is noted.
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    Id tell her straight out, stop screwing your men in our parking garage. Why beat around the bush.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    did she bring him along on the side?
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    Big sign in the back corner saying security cameras are now on the web and if you're going to make money by having sex in your van on our property we are now too.
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    What does she look like?
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    I'm no expert, but I don't think there's much to worry about regarding CO accumulation in the garage. From what I've heard, a modern car would have to be left running in a teeny tiny enclosed space for several hours before CO would reach a dangerous level, and it sounds like the garage you're talking about is much more spacious than that. Still, it's probably just good manners to turn the car off if one is going to be stopped for more than a few minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    Big sign in the back corner saying security cameras are now on the web and if you're going to make money by having sex in your van on our property we are now too.
    Like those smile for the camera signs they have at gas stations?

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    What does she look like?
    Like she's not my type - and not like a porn star either. But I'm sure Chris could take care of that.

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    1) Tell the HOA that the video server was hacked.
    2) Release footage in youtube.
    3) Email URL to the, "actors".
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    On a more serious note, people never read signs... but they will notice if you install a monitor at the lobby that displays the live feed of the cameras.
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    Another option: drop a note in everyone's mailbox saying there was a glitch in the cameras that covered the back of the parking garage for a few days but now they're up and running again, so there's nothing to worry about. That way the new people won't be embarrassed but will now now there are cameras back there. Have to put one in everyone's box in case they as a neighbor about it.
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    Another option: drop a note in everyone's mailbox saying there was a glitch in the cameras that covered the back of the parking garage for a few days but now they're up and running again, so there's nothing to worry about. That way the new people won't be embarrassed but will now now there are cameras back there. Have to put one in everyone's box in case they as a neighbor about it.
    That's the best answer yet, thanks!

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    Cheaters TV show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12mphflatout View Post
    it's probably just good manners to turn the car off if one is going to be sexin' for more than a few minutes.
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    Maybe the car has a misfiring cylinder and the vibrations are just right.
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