At the recent general annual meeting, we touched on the topic BVWNA's reserve funds. One of the items was cameras which was initiated by Officer Travis Ward at the meeting.
He posted on Nextdoor about these Flock Cameras. Here is a link to that post:
Ofc Ward said the usual practice is for the HOA or NA or purchase the cameras and donate them to the FW Police Department. Then the FWPD would be responsible for maintaining and monitoring the cameras and camera feed. And since they would only be used in potential criminal situations, no one in the neighborhood would have access to the cameras or camera feed.
Ofc Ward recommended one camera at Randol Mill & Racquet Club Drive, and a second camera at Sylvan & John T White to capture traffic coming and going in and out of the neighborhood. No camera would be aimed towards private property. This are still frame cameras designed to pick up license plate numbers - so it may not accomplish what some would like to see.
We've sent in a request on the cost and have reached out to Ofc Ward to find out if there is a cost break for cameras being purchased for the PD. Will keep you posted on what we find out
If you have ideas for other investments BVWNA can make or options to safety cameras, close circuit TV, let us know! All investment decisions like these will be voted on by current BVWNA members