Life Here

July 30, 2019 By Bruce Bartels

Keeping PVE Secure and So Much More

The Security team at Paradise Valley Estates has the responsibility of making sure we live in a safe and secure environment. They do many things that are obvious to all of us. They monitor the front gate and check in all non-resident vehicles. They respond to all “911” calls. If you call the front desk 432-1100 or Laurel Creek Health Center (LCHC) 432-1200, pull the emergency cord in your home, or push your alert button anywhere on the campus, a security staff member will respond (along with a nurse from the clinic or LCHC depending on the time of day). Among other things in their emergency kits they have a defibrillator in the event of a heart attack.

Some lesser known things security does are provide on-campus rides to residents during the day when the bus is not running and manage the “speed machine” that indicates your speed when driving on the campus. It is moved periodically to manage speed throughout the campus. Everyone knows our speed limit is 15 miles per hour.

Security also provides a roving patrol on the campus, particularly at night. If you are going to be away from your home for an extended period and would like to make sure no one enters while you are gone, security and maintenance can “lock out” your home by replacing the door lock with a new one only available to them.

Finally, if you are a dog owner, you know that the front gate is the place you go to for dog treats. The idea is that any dog that gets loose would head for the front gate to get their treat and would be returned to you by Security.

They are a busy group and I know that they do so much more than I have mentioned here.


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