Security Notices

This section is only activated to disseminate important security or safety information to residents covering a variety of topics. Please check back regularly for updates. This section could include wildlife issues, road hazards or closings, new community sign postings, fraudulent schemes, etc.

DC Ranch Security is asking residents to please review their guest lists and sign up for email notifications to receive an alert when guests arrive. There is increased activity of unsupervised, young-adult minors that are using resident guest lists to gain access to the community. 

Computer Virus Safety: Protect Your Personal Devices

Computer viruses can spread easily. Whether you’re checking your email, streaming video or downloading music, computer viruses are a significant threat to your computer’s data and your personal information. 

A virus is a program that replicates, and spreads from file to file on your system and from PC to PC. In addition, it may be programmed to erase or damage data. It might corrupt or delete data on a computer, use an email program to spread the virus to other computers, or even delete everything on the hard disk.

Viruses are commonly disguised as hyperlinks, pop-ups or email attachments of images, greeting cards or audio or video files. Taking precautions can keep your computer safe from viruses, hackers and other malicious attacks.

● Don’t open email attachments or click on hyperlinks from unknown senders. Use your spam blocking or filtering tools to block unsolicited emails, instant messages and pop-ups. Use passwords that are hard to guess and change them regularly. Do not store user names and passwords on websites.
● Exercise caution when downloading files from the Internet. Only download from trusted sources and back up files on your personal computers regularly using an external hard drive. Don’t keep sensitive or private information stored on your computer. If you get hacked, your personal information can be found.
● Don’t share access to your computer with strangers and turn off file-sharing. New viruses are always being created so it is best to have an anti-virus program that automatically downloads updates. Run a full virus scan every week to detect any threats.
Computers have made our lives tremendously easily. Whether it’s banking or shopping, we share our personal information across a variety of platforms on the digital landscape. However, we must be conscious of the threats to our personal information. Adhering to these simple guidelines can help ensure your identity and your personal information remains safe and secure.

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***Please maintain guest lists regularly and remove outdated names to decrease unauthorized entries. Security will contact residents directly should a new visitor arrive that is not on a permanent guest list. Also, if residents receive an alert by phone or email that a guest has arrived, please notify Security if the visitor does not show up as expected. The person may be lost or using your visitor list to gain unauthorized entry.
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For additional questions or concerns, please call Evan Drew, Security Manager, at 480.243.0804. If assistance is needed to access permanent guest lists or create email notifications, please contact Bryant Blough at 480.342.9095.