By Ann Peterson
(Wednesday, Feb. 2) Lane closures will begin at the front gate on Monday, Feb. 7 as wires and cameras are installed as part of a new access control system.
Public Safety Manager Tom Cashion said work at the front gate, which will necessitate lane-by-lane closures in and out of Rossmoor, will take a couple of weeks. “We thank the residents for their patience,” Cashion added.
Upgrades at the front gate will include cameras that can read license plates and monitor sidewalks and a more secure check-in system for visitors, guests and vendors.
The changes will not affect residents, unless they want to partake of the new features, which will include more convenience in adding or removing individuals from guest lists and sending a QR code by text to friends and relatives who want gate access.
This first phase of upgrades to the access control system also will provide added security at the Mutual Operations Department (MOD) building on Rockview Drive. Installation of new analytic security cameras inside and outside the building, as well as the framework for a card access control system for employees, began last week.
The card system will allow employees to enter secured doors throughout the building. The system will be rolled out to other locations throughout Rossmoor in subsequent phases.
As long as facilities are not closed due to health orders, residents will still be able to access the MOD lobby and Alterations/Resales office during business hours.
Controlled access at the MOD building is expected to go live sometime in March. The new access features at the front gate will follow tentatively on Tuesday, April 5.