Old Still | Our Client’s Story

Old Still | Our Client’s Story

Community Snapshot:

  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Under construction
  • 124 homes when completed

When this private community was first being built, the property managers had the task of finding a system that could secure the neighborhood from the ground up. The community wanted a system that was effective, efficient, and could be installed at the right price.

Originally, some residents thought a telephone entry system would be easy to use at the front entrance. However, property managers wanted a system that could also provide more security.

Solutions Explored:

  • Telephone Entry Box – Old Still considered installing a telephone entry box with a code or barcode scanner but didn’t think this option would secure the property best.
  • Onsite guard – This option was considered but was thought to be cost prohibitive.
  • Envera Systems Virtual Guard TechnologyOld Still knew this option was leading the industry in Florida and thought it would be an option that could secure the entire community. It offered a Virtual Gate Guard for the guest entry lane.

Community Decision:

Old Still had Envera Systems install these solutions for the community:

The Envera Systems Virtual Gate Guard was put in place to monitor guests entering the community. This is expected to deter trespassers, and only allow the entry of approved visitors. With the video surveillance accompanying the Virtual Gate Guard, Old Still has the capability of accessing records should problems with a guest or near the entrance ever occur. This includes an overall of vehicles entering the community as well as license plates.

The Access Control systems give access only to residents for certain areas of the community. First, at the main entrance, residents are able to enter through the resident lane with a credential that cannot be shared. Credentials also give the residents access through pedestrian gates. This is expected to deter trespassing and allow management to determine who is authorized.

Residents living in Old Still have access to Envera’s website portal and app called MyEnvera. This allows residents to register their own guests, and look at their visitor history. They have the options of registering visitors as permanent or temporary, or they can deny entry to certain guests as well.

The Results:

Since installing Envera Systems’ Virtual Gate Guard system in 2015, Old Still has been provided with a consistent gate control system. When instances have occurred at the front gate, Envera Systems has looked through the video and provided it for the community to submit to law enforcement if applicable.

“The community has benefited greatly with the price of Envera Systems.” – Wesley Hunt, Old Still Property Manager

Old Still’s property manager, Wesley Hunt, says “The community has benefited greatly with the price of Envera Systems.” Hiring an onsite, gate guard or roving patrols was too costly for the community, and Envera’s “technology is ahead of its time.”

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