With the evolution and availability of new security camera technology comes the question of how it best can be put to use and what it’s limitations might be. In government/military terminology they call it “actionable intelligence”. Example: If someone drives by your home and throws out trash and you have it captured on video, can NWC Security do anything. Maybe / Maybe not. A video of a silver four door compact car with the passenger wearing a light colored ball cap throwing the trash sent to Security after some delay, even as little as fifteen minutes much less hours, is not actionable. Most security cameras are not “high resolution” enough to identify the person or capture the license plate number. However, if the vehicle or person is known to the homeowner and that information is communicated to Security then action may be able to be taken. The streets are not NWC property so, except for a few exceptions, are not covered by our covenants and are under the authority of city ordinances and enforced by law officers. One such exception is the covenant that reads in part: “Vehicles No mobile home, trailer, motor home, tent, boat or stripped down, junked, or wholly inoperable vehicle shall be kept, parked, stored, or maintained on the street fronting any lot in the subdivision…” If the offensive action happens while on a property video may be used to provide to the management company to issue warnings and/or fines for covenant violations. Most properties in NWC have a covenant clause that reads: “Nuisance. No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any lot nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or may become an annoyance to the neighborhood.” Let’s continue to work together to get as much as we can from the evolving technology to make our neighborhood a better place to live.