Access Control November 2021

Nov 1, 2021

The Holiday Season is here, and once again everyone should be mindful of safety and security issues at all times whether at home or in external areas. In reality, of course, safety and security are 24/7/365 points of focus. We all want this to be a happy and joyous time, so here are some tips that will help make that happen.

• Keep all residence doors and windows secured from the outside entrance when no one is home.
• Be sure to keep all vehicles locked with windows rolled up at all times, even here in Deercreek.
• Make sure no valuables of any type are visible through the vehicle windows.
• If outside your vehicle always be aware of your surroundings, including other vehicles, people near you, and lighting, if at night. Anyone, male or female, can be vulnerable to an assault.

With the Holiday Seasons come gatherings of all types. Please be sure to enter guest names in the entry system BEFORE your event. Entering them 24 hours in advance is a good idea. Entering the name five minutes before the start of the event can result in a delayed entry for the guest if the system is slow in updating the name.

The question has been asked why do we monitor and cite speeders in Deercreek? The answer is safety is critical 24/7/365 as stated above. The speed limit is 30 miles per hour on private roads which are not legally wide enough to be considered two-lane. Then, given the volume of vendors, guests, residents, golf carts, bicycles, runners, and walkers traffic, safety becomes a huge priority, even at 5:00 in the morning.

There have been incidents recently of residents and guests behaving rudely toward the guards at the gate and when monitoring traffic. Be aware that all conversations at the gate are both video and audiotaped. Rudeness incidents are filed at the guardhouse. Rudeness on the part of the guards will not be tolerated, nor will rudeness on the part of residents or guests. Penalties for residents can include fines and penalties for guests can include exclusion from Deercreek.

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