Naples parent says subdivision security locks child inside
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CREATED Dec. 13, 2012
NAPLES - When does secure become a little too secure?
"I understand keeping the bad people out, but why are we keeping out residents in," said Keri Menard.
Tuscany Cove along Collier Blvd. in Naples recently upgraded its pedestrian gates security, which now forces anyone leaving to scan a keycard.
Before the upgrades, the pedestrian gates were left open.
Menard says the management company only gives each family two key cards per household, not enough for her family of four.
"She can't get out either... a dog's chasing her, a person, if there's just any reason she needs to leave the community she can't get out."
Menard understands that the gates need to be kept locked to prevent people from getting in, but questions why it must be locked to those trying to leave.
As a result of the changes, she is concerned about the safety of her daughter, who now has to dart through the vehicle exit gate before it closes after each car leaves.
In Your Corner went to the management office to find out if they consider the new security measure a safety concern, but they were closed for the day.
Fox 4 also stopped by the president of the homeowners association's home to discuss this mother's concern.
He told us that the management company is responsible for the changes and had no further comment.
We are still working to get in touch with other members of the HOA board to get their thoughts on this issue and will let you know when we hear back from them.