Dealing with community violations is a task that many management offices take seriously. Keeping up the community for all homeowners is a daily task, and having a workflow to keep you organized and efficient with this duty can streamline your management processes. One tedious piece of issuing violations is correcting parking infringements. Keeping track of warnings and knowing when to call a tow company is essential for correcting this type of infraction.
What's the suggested process?
Many management companies' violation workflows are different according to communities' rules and their individual parking situations. However, typically for parking infringements, the first step is to issue a warning if this is the homeowner's first occurrence. After that notice has been given and there is another violation, you can tow the vehicle. Another typical workflow after issuing the first violation is to schedule a homeowner hearing after the second offense. After these two notices, many management companies may suspend parking privileges from the homeowner.
Management companies have also found it helpful to attach fines to these violations. However, if this fine process isn't correcting these behaviors, many suggest towing. The word gets out among community members, and offenses become rare after that.
What are other solutions?
Many associations also require a mandatory vehicle registration upon becoming members of the community. This registration helps keep everyone accountable and track down those who are violating procedures.
This registration will include;
- Make of Vehicle
- Model of Vehicle
- Color of Vehicle
- License Plate Number
FRONTSTEPS has an "Anywhere" product specifically designed to help management teams issue these types of violations while out and about within the communities they serve. This enables management to pull up the software directly from a tablet and give the violation. This software also allows management to capture the correct information and attach photos to the individual violation.
Another thing that your community might benefit from is security solutions. FRONTSTEPS offers license plate recognition software for communities to capture and read plate images of the vehicles entering their communities.
Security Features and Benefits Include:
- Increased gatehouse efficiency with reduced vehicle backups
- Up to 4 adjacent traffic lanes on a single DwellingLive LPR System
- Optional integrated CCTV overview camera
- Search of full or partial plate history with, time & date ranges,
- Analysis of traffic patterns over set periods
- The Community Watchlist automated alert system