You may recall that we installed security cameras at the EAA240 hangar – both interior and exterior – in 2014. This reflected the fact that we have up to five members’ projects underway in the hangar, with significant and growing investments in tools and equipment. These cameras served us well, acting mainly as a deterrent, with signage on our access doors warning of their presence. The cameras haven’t operated for some time as changes occurred to the airport system on which they were piggy-backed.
Our concerns and need for hangar security continue however and the Board recently approved a cost-effective solution, enabling up to dedicated eight cameras to be installed (thanks Chuck and Jeff)! These now cover our full facility, including access doors, and the general interior and exterior areas of the hangar.
An additional focus for the Board however as we contemplated this initiative was for members privacy, and the cameras and system were implemented with that aspect very much at front-of-mind. While the system records continuously it will be done so securely, with viewing of recorded data restricted to just TWO individuals in the Chapter – the President (Brian Blackwell) and the Hangar Manager (Melissa Ortega). No other member will have the ability to view recorded data. The two officers will only access the recorded data following an incident that merits that review. Both officers need to agree the review is necessary. These steps, which are now in place, safeguard members privacy while enhancing our security and our ability to address security incidents, should we have any. (Note: there have been NO REPORTED SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS occurring at the EAA240 hangar).
We also felt it was time to change the passkey on our side access door. Email us (below) if you need the access code (limited to 2018 members).
The Board continues to work to enhance the members safe and secure use of our fabulous hangar, meeting room and facilities. These enhancements will assist in that goal.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns on this or on any topic of EAA240 operations.