The proximity reader transponders are now available for purchase from the Management Office.
Click Here, for a specification sheet to learn more, including mounting instructions and other details from the manufacturer.
Over the past two years, the Association has invested in important repairs, improvements, and upgrades to Park Tower’s Security System. This has included replacing and even installing new cameras, replacing the key fobs and readers, all new wiring, a new server and state of the art software which is much smarter and much more efficient to use. Some of these improvements are behind the scenes, while others such as replacing the fobs, have required participation on the part of all Owners and Residents.
Of the improvements, the Board also approved a proximity pass and reader for garage parkers. With an “I-Pass” style transponder installed on the windshield, parkers will be able to drive up the ramp, with the exit door automatically opening. You may have already noticed the ‘radar’ looking device, which is really just a fancy long distance fob reader:
With the transponder installed, once you reach within 15 feet of the reader (pictured above) the door automatically begins to open. This will allow for your passage without needing the attendants to signal the door, or stopping to swipe a fob – of course as long as you are obeying the 5 mph speed limit, and not speeding up the ramp. 🙂
The Board assigned a fee of $25 to be associated with registering and issuing the new transponders, to be charged to Unit Owners. There will be an agreement for the parker to complete and sign. If the parker is not a Unit Owner, the Unit Owner will also need to sign the agreement.
For those who would like to be issued a transponder, they will be available from the office beginning Monday August 19, 2019. At that time, you can either stop by the office, call 773-769-3250, or send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.