Lake Carlton Arms in Lutz, FL, offers lakefront apartment living on a 500 acre wooded property, with miles of nature trails and 200 acres of private lakes for kayaking and fishing. Ownership of this property has transitioned to a new generation of the Mahaffey family, whose apartment company specializes in large apartment communities with reasonable rent in superior locations.
The 1,900 apartments offer uncommonly spacious floor plans and are supported by over 100 employees providing on-site services. Surveillance Technology, Inc. (STI) recently upgraded the surveillance package at the primary entrance gate and guard house with an 8 channel H.265 4K DVR. 4K 24/7 Colormax cameras provide broad views in color around the clock at the interaction point between the guard & visitors. In addition to tag readers for cars going in and out, a turret style camera with varifocal lens offers tight views of the nearby intersection.
STI installed another 8 channel H.265 4K DVR in the director’s office at the rear entrance of the property. This records footage from inbound and outbound license plate readers, as well as broad views offered by 24/7 color cameras. These security cameras, which capture color footage in night vision mode, are mounted on a pole and connected with trenched cable to the trash and maintenance area, which is a popular choice for apartment communities looking to monitor illegal dumping. These security cameras for the apartment complex is just another way Lake Carlton Arms provides a safe environment for their residents.
A third 8 channel DVR supports cameras in the laundry room, sales office, main clubhouse lobby, and entry foyer. The foyer is covered from the exterior patio and the interior for tight facial shots of the residents and guests using the facility. All 3 areas are connected by internet, making all content accessible on a single unified platform, which the director and guards can monitor from anywhere.
Lake Carlton Arms is one of a dozen Carlton apartment communities managed by the Mahaffey Company. The family maintains a disciplined strategy to control costs and improve the long term viability of their properties. Although this property does not provide security, online marketing cites “24 hour monitored entrance” as a key amenity. As such, the community’s surveillance package demands reliable service and equipment. Surveillance Technology has had other opportunities to quote surveillance and access control solutions to the Mahaffey Company over the years; but the Mahaffeys are loyal to their incumbent vendors. STI is proud to have presented a comprehensive solution which meets their budget and rigorous expectations for quality and durability. In their 5 star Google review, this client has highly recommended Surveillance Technology and expressed a desire to continue their partnership.