The HOA of Highland Woods recently upgraded their surveillance and access control systems with Surveillance Technology, Inc. This meticulously landscaped, gated community was completed in 2006 and offers large, modern homes nestled in northeast Dunedin. There are three main entrance points, each with unique needs.
Surveillance Technology (STI) installed a host of new HOA security cameras at the primary entrance, connected to an 8 channel H.265 4K DVR. The main guard house is now equipped with three bullet style 4K cameras, which capture broad views in color, even in night vision mode. These cameras cover the front gate going in and out, as well as video coverage of traffic coming into the subdivision from the nearby thoroughfare. Additionally, license plate cameras capture tag details of inbound and outbound vehicles.
A residents-only entrance now has a camera offering broad views of the gate area in 24/7 color, along with two license plate readers for inbound and outbound traffic. These are mounted on a camera pole, which is connected to a 4 channel H.265 4K DVR with 75’ of trenched cable. To offer a reliable and secure connection, a Linksys wireless extender is used to connect to wifi, and ethernet is later used to connect to a modem.
At the third entrance, a final 4 channel H.265 4K DVR supports four cameras on an additional camera pole installed near the call box. Two of these are fixed bullets for broad views, while the other two are license plate readers. All equipment is housed in a 24” x 24” x 10” environmental enclosure and connected to the circuit panel to create a new outlet. The internet connection makes video from all three areas viewable on a single platform, which board members and property owners can access from anywhere.
Though the three entrances warranted similar technology, the exact equipment was tailored to each space. Curating the ideal fit for each gate, instead of offering three identical packages, is an example of how STI responds to distinct needs with just the right solution.