Now that the summer is coming to an end and the kids will be returning to school soon, I would like to take a moment to give you a brief summary of the summer we had in security.
As you all are aware in December 2012 PGA National became equipped with the LPR System (License Plate Reader) at each gatehouse. This new technology not only gave us the ability to read and store the license plate of every vehicle entering PGA National but also enabled us to monitor the traffic flow. At the beginning of the summer with the help of the LPR we were able to ascertain that PGA National was averaging approximately 9,400 vehicles a day through the exterior gates. Then in the height of the summer with many of the residents out of town we reevaluated the traffic flow and found that our daily vehicle entry had dropped down to 6,300 vehicles, which is a 33% decrease.
The information gathered was able to provide some insight into the level of crime that took place in PGA National between the months of May and July. With a decrease in traffic flow PGA National experienced (1) Auto Burglary and (3) Residential Burglaries during this time frame. Only one of these residential burglaries was the result of forced entry. The other two were a result of an open garage and visitor traffic.
In my professional opinion with over 5,000 homes and approximately 15,000 vehicles within PGA National this was a successful summer for security and the residents alike. We are working hard every day to ensure the safety and security of each and every resident. Our success is largely attributed to your resolve to become and remain vigilant. Remembering to lock your doors, set your alarms, and reporting suspicious activity has been a major factor in decreasing criminal activity within PGA National.
As always you are encouraged to never hesitate to report all suspicious vehicles or person(s) to security at 627-1600. Any information will be helpful. The smallest piece of information may be the biggest part of the solution.