Negligent Security

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Ordinarily, the owner of a property has no duty to insure the safety of those on his property. However, a special relationship can impose a duty upon a landowner to take protective steps to secure people on his property. 

A special relationship can be created by contract (an agreement by the landowner to provide security), or based on the nature of property, neighborhood, or other information which causes the owner to know or have reason to know,  that there is a threat on the part of third persons in general which is likely to endanger the safety of the visitor.

If the owner of property chooses to provide security (security cameras, guars, alarms, etc.), they have a duty to make sure they do not provide security in a negligent fashion. If a visitor or resident relies upon this security, and is injured as a result of Negligent Security, they may be able to recover compensation for their injuries. 

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