The HOA spent considerable time conducting research into available options and exploring studies to determine how they could best mitigate speeding. They wanted a way to improve quality of life with a solution that had a track record of success and effectiveness. The goal was to find a solution that would keep community roads safe and calm but that would also be accepted and welcomed by community members.
The Guardian Pro system includes a sophisticated speed camera that track vehicles in multiple lanes simultaneously with highly accurate Leddar technology. Images and videos of speeding drivers are instantly uploaded to the cloud where they can be viewed and reviewed by the HOA. Automatic warnings with customized Parkland branding can be sent to speed violators to warn or penalize them for dangerous driving.
“It’s just a dramatic decrease in speeding. It’s really surprising. [There’s] no way we could have imagined that it would be as effective as it turned out to be,” said Steve Thoms, Chair of Safety & Security at Parkland.
As people have begun to slow down, homeowners are pleased with the change of pace and calmer environment that the Guardian has created.
“The whole tone of a community can be changed with something as simple as mitigating speeding. You sense a different tone in the community; it’s more peaceful, has a friendlier feel to it,” reported Mr. Thoms.
Neighboring communities have noticed the difference as well.
“All of the surrounding communities are coming to us for advice on them,” remarked Mary Banmiller, the Property Manager at Parkland.
For Parkland Golf and Country Club, safer streets have become a way of life thanks to Guardian Pro cameras.