Safety & Security

Understanding Our Security Measures at Gore Mountain Chalet. Keeping our property and guests safe.

Your Safety and Security: First and foremost, your safety and security are our top priorities. The security cameras you see are strategically placed to monitor exterior common areas, entrances, and exits. They act as a deterrent against any potential unauthorized access or unwanted visitors, providing an added layer of protection for you and your belongings.

Maintaining a Welcoming Environment: While we strive to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere for all our guests, unfortunately, past incidents have highlighted the importance of proactive security measures. These cameras help us ensure that everyone respects the rules of the property, promoting a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Monitoring for Your Convenience: In addition to safety and security, the cameras also serve practical purposes. They allow us to monitor mechanical systems such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning to ensure your comfort throughout your stay. We can also keep an eye on outdoor areas like driveways and parking spaces, especially during inclement weather conditions, to ensure your safety.

Respecting Your Privacy: We understand the importance of privacy, and we want to assure you that the cameras are not installed in private areas such as bedrooms or bathrooms. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us, and we respect your right to enjoy your stay without intrusion.

Your Feedback Matters: Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the security cameras or any other aspect of your stay, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to ensure that your experience is as pleasant and worry-free as possible.


Security cameras have become an integral part of maintaining safety and security at our property. There are several reasons why we have had to utilize them at Gore Mountain Chalet:

  1. Safety: Safety is paramount for both guests and us as property owners. Security cameras help monitor common areas, entrances, and exits, reducing the risk of accidents, trespassing, or unauthorized access. We are in a relatively remote area with low traffic, visibility and occupancy.
  2. Security: Security cameras act as a deterrent against theft, vandalism, and other criminal activities. Exterior visible cameras discourage potential intruders and provide evidence in case of incidents.
  3. Historic Bad Guest Behavior: Unfortunately, past incidents of misconduct by guests necessitate proactive measures. Security cameras help us manage guest behavior and respond promptly to any inappropriate actions, ensuring a safe and pleasant environment for future guests. We do not actively monitor cameras but certain unexpected behavior may trigger alerts, such as opening locked areas.
  4. Monitoring Mechanicals: Security cameras can be strategically placed to monitor mechanical systems such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, and electrical systems. This allows us to detect and address issues promptly, preventing potential damages and ensuring guest comfort. We monitor the utility room, outdoor air conditioner, outdoor electric meter/panel, outdoor propane tank and outdoor generator.
  5. Weather Conditions: Weather conditions can impact the safety and accessibility of the property. Security cameras provide monitoring of outdoor areas, keeping us informed to adverse weather conditions such as storms, heavy snowfall, or flooding.
  6. Driveway Conditions: The condition of driveways and parking areas can affect guest safety and vehicle access. Security cameras positioned to overlook these areas enable us to monitor traffic flow, parking compliance, and any hazards such as icy surfaces or debris. We also utilize this to determine snow plowing and sanding needs during winter months.
  7. Contractors: Property maintenance and renovations often involve the presence of contractors and service providers. Security cameras help ensure that these individuals are following safety protocols, completing tasks as agreed, and respecting the property boundaries. We simply cannot always meet contractors and cameras help us have confidence in their arrivals and departures.
  8. Nature Views: We miss being at the property ourselves. We vacation at the property just like your guests and we love the landscape and views around the property. We too want to take in the view from the deck or the mountains overlooking the pond, security cameras allow us to do that when we aren't able to enjoy it in person or are sharing it with guests.

In summary, security cameras serve multiple purposes for us and the least of those is any kind of surveillance. They play a crucial role in safeguarding guests, protecting property assets, and maintaining a high standard of safety and security. By leveraging modern technology, we as property owners can create a secure and welcoming environment for guests while mitigating potential risks and liabilities.

Things We Can't See

Things we CAN see

But WHY?

Utility Room Mechanicals have problems sometimes, we want to be able to troubleshoot with guests or contractors. Guests shouldn't be in the utility room anyway, but we have also had a guest try to disassemble our water pump because they thought they knew better.
Locked Cabinets We have to store a few private things inside the house, but guests over the years have decided they should have access to places that are locked. We have had to add this so guests don't take our things.
Entry Doors We want to make sure things are locked up at departure and no one is trying to enter when they shouldn't. One time a guest didn't close a door all the way and it blew open in the night, we were able to verify nothing took that chance go go into the house uninvited (people or animals). Don't worry we can't see through doors, even the glass ones, call Clark Kent if you want that.
Garbage Totes Our friend Benson the Bear was very interested in our garbage during a dry summer, we want to make sure the garbage stays in the totes and we clean it up if an animal decides they like it outside the totes.
Shed (Inside/Outside) We want to make sure it is locked and guests aren't going in. There are some tools that could hurt younger guests and older guests should be relaxing, not trying to use our tools. If there is something broken, let us know and we will fix it.
Septic Tank / Leach Field / AC Condenser We like to keep an eye on things to make sure they are in good repair, that includes when vendors need to service them. These items are not exciting and ask that guests avoid that area (back side of house).
Propane Tank To prevent theft and verify delivery of our fuel used to heat the house.
Generator To verify if it is running and make sure it isn't tampered with. It is automatic! No guest interaction needed when the power goes out.
Deck View Hey we love our house as much or more than the guests. We sometimes want to feel like we are standing at the deck railing ourselves.
Driveway Our driveway is steep and long. We want to be able to verify conditions and keep it safe and clear in the winter. We also had a family of 4 turn into 24! Oops they miscounted?
Wood Shed We want to make sure there is firewood for all guests to enjoy at least one fire on us. If for some reason we run out, we can let guests know before their arrival.