Fieldstead, Tom
August 2005
Fire Chief;Aug2005, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p86
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the problems faced by the Hilton Head Island Fire and Rescue Department, which responds to just over 6,000 calls for service annually and provides all fire, medical and transport services for the island. The gated communities in the island, which are designed to provide safety and security to the occupants, slow response times for fire trucks, police and ambulances. In addition, where there are gated or restricted-access communities, there are generally fewer cross-street connections and therefore no ability to adequately respond to a location from multiple directions. There's also the problem of lost or malfunctioning remotes or keys, changes in community gate codes and simply no means of access for responding units. When the department first learned about Click2Enter and what it could do, it felt that it had found a way to possibly eliminate some of these bottlenecks.


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