Security Update

By Tim Cook -
Security Director

With Hurricane Season already one month old, now is the time to put your emergency plans in place for your family, pets, and home. Please be sure you are signed up for Swift911 alerts from The Landings Association. You can sign up for the alerts through our website ( There are some easy-to-follow instructions available to assist you with the registration process. After you sign up, do not forget to opt-in for the various notifications you wish to receive. Although the National Hurricane Center has predicted an average year, please keep in mind that it takes only one.

A subcommittee of the Security Committee has been formed to look at community path safety and golf carts, and they need your input. Hopefully, you have marked your calendars for the Community Path Safety Forum on July 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. in The Landings Association’s Meeting Room (600 Landings Way South) and plan to attend. As a reminder, there will not be a formal presentation during this event. It simply is a chance to express your concerns and recommendations. If you cannot make the forum, no need to fret, as a survey on this topic will be available in August.

I am getting out from behind the desk and spending more time in the field these days. Recently, I had the pleasure of working the Marshwood (North) Gate while the new gates were installed. I was surprised to learn that more people than I imagined did not know their PIN for authorizing guests and vendors. Even more distressing is the fact they did not have their driver’s license on their person while operating a motor vehicle! Failure to have a license on your person while operating a motor vehicle is against the law (O.C.G.A. §40-5-29). This law also applies to golf carts, which means your child or grandchild cannot legally drive a golf cart without a driver’s license. If your child or grandchild has a learner’s permit, he or she must be accompanied by a 21-year-old licensed driver. It also is a Landings Rule that golf cart drivers must have a valid operator’s license to drive a golf cart in The Landings.

Another interesting State statute which many may not know is that it is a crime to be involved in a motor vehicle accident which results in $500 or more of property damage and not report it (O.C.G.A. §40-6-273). And before you ask, the Marshwood (North) Gate was not replaced due to anyone hitting it! The gate had reached its life expectancy, and the cost of continuous repairs and downtime emphasized the fact it was time for new gates. We appreciate everyone’s patience during this “abnormal” traffic delay.

The City of Savannah Police Department recently reported an uptick in thefts from vehicles. Typically, we see an uptick in thefts reported during July and August as well. Help us eliminate victim-assisted crimes by securing your valuables and ensuring your doors, windows, and vehicles are locked. If you see something unusual or out of the ordinary, call Security right away (912-598-1982, option 2 to speak with an officer or option 3 for urgent matters). Thanks in advance for your efforts to “harden our target”.

This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website.

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