Mississippi Homeowners Association Installs IQinVision Megapixel IP Cameras

Plantation Lakes, a homeowners association in Olive Branch, Miss., has added IQinVision's high-performance HD megapixel cameras to enhance security at the 450-home development. Cyber Technology Security is integrating the project.

“We have 450 homes, located on three lakes, and we’re practically a suburb of nearby Memphis, TN. We were experiencing a lot of folks riding through our neighborhoods looking for items placed at the curb or to do some fishing,” related Keith Dial, President of Plantation Lakes Homeowners’ Association. “We’ve had some no trespassing signs, but we’re not a gated community, so we needed a more effective deterrent.”

Plantation Lakes has cameras installed at each of its three entrances, which are marked by 15-foot high brick columns. “I’d like to think we saw the future in that we were looking for a way to help us avoid confrontations with anybody coming in, and we were looking to increase our deterrent effect against unwanted visitors,” Dial said.

Plantation Lakes, like many communities, maintains a Neighborhood Watch committee. Given recent events in Florida, where a Neighborhood Watch member fatally shot a young man he suspected of trespassing, such incidents weigh heavily on the minds of the management for homeowners’ associations.

“I noticed right away the combined effect of ‘No Trespassing’ signs plus cameras cut in half the number of people driving through looking for items at the curb or a FedEx package, items of opportunity,” said Dial. “Our best interests are served by monitoring our surveillance footage and reporting to the proper authorities."

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