Is hiring security guard best way to combat break-ins and burglaries?

Q: We are a medium-sized homeowners association that contains several condominium associations. All are governed by the homeowners board of directors. There have been several incidents in the past year in which strangers were seen wandering through our grounds. There have been a few car break-ins and a couple of burglaries.  Our board of directors is considering hiring a security guard and installing a guardhouse at the main entrance to our community. Is this a good idea? What are the pros and cons from a legal point of view?    Read the Q&A………….