Patrol Report

Ray Taylor

It has been a long, hot summer but we can say so long to heat and high air conditioning bills. This would be followed by hello to our residents and visitors. Soon we’ll be again looking for parking spaces close to our destination. Not looking for those just in the shade.

This is also the time of the year that I review the methods of gaining entry into the SunBird subdivision. Entry is easily gained if there is a guard on duty (6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.). You or your guests can pull up to the visitors’ gate and provide the guard with the address of your destination. However, the most used entry method is with the remote gate opener. As you approach the Riggs gate on the owners’ entrance or the Hunt gate or the Cooper gate you need only press the remote button and the arm will lift and the steel gate will open. But what if the battery in the remote is dead or in some way disabled? You may gain entry by entering your four digit code. If at the owners’ entrance, start the code with “0” followed by the four digits. If at the visitors’ side, start all codes with the # symbol followed by the four digits. Simple so far? Well, here’s where it may be a little confusing. In case of a late night visitor, or you just forgot your code, you will find (located on the visitors’ entrance) a pole with a box on it. This box contains a key pad along with a display screen that has three buttons. The buttons read as follows: 1 is an “a”, 2 is a “z” and 3 says “call.” By using the name index displayed on the screen, that can be changed by pressing the a or z to locate the name of the homeowner. Once the name is located on the display screen, press the call button. This will dial the phone number of the house you wish to visit. While connected to that house, the owner must press the number nine on their phone. This action will open the visitors’ gate. If the connection between you and the home phone number is broken before the number nine is pushed, the gate will not open. All phone numbers of the owners must begin with the 602 or 480 exchange for this system to work. One last chance to gain entry – if it’s before midnight, you may call the SunBird Patrol through the call box. Once the Patrol officer has identified you, he can open the gate by pressing the number nine on his phone before you or the officer disconnects. There is a possibility the officer may be on a call so this is a last ditch method and should not be used except in emergencies. Just a gentle reminder, Motel 6 will leave the light on for you if you forget how to gain entry after hours. I suggest that you cut this article out and leave it in your car.

Patrol August Report:

Vehicle Parking Violations 1

Recreational Vehicles Parking 0

Hours using Speed Radar Gun 3

Vehicles Complying w/Limit 131

Vehicles Exceeding Speed Limit 4

Failure to Stop at Sign 1

Unleashed Dog/Cat Reports 5

Abusing Facilities 2

Unauthorized Visitor 0

Obnoxious Behavior 5

Violating Rules 2

Suspicious Persons 4

Suspicious Vehicles 1

Garage Door Left Open 4

Theft Reports 1

Well check 0

Alarm Response 4

Fire/Medical Assistance 0

Homeowner/Guests Assistance 77

Denied Entry 14