Board holds RFID Workshop for members


The POA Board of Directors held an RFID Workshop on June 26 at the lodge. The workshop covered how RFID works for members, the benefits of the RFID access option and how RFID works for non-resident family members.

The board recently approved a new policy to allow up to three non-resident family members who visit frequently to have RFID transponders for a one-time fee of $20; however, this policy will not be implemented until the fee is approved, which will be on the agenda for the July 8 Board Meeting.

Additionally, after discussion, the board is now considering amending this policy, according to President Dale Welty.

Transponders will not be issued to contractors, service providers, or any vehicle that is registered to a company.

With an estimated 12,000 vehicles entering Canyon Lake’s three gates each day, the most efficient way for members to enter the community is with an RFID transponder affixed to their vehicle. The transponder allows vehicles to use the RFID lanes for quicker access.

RFID access benefits include precise tracking and control of community access, providing efficient and fast entry into the community, reducing human error associated with the visual inspection of decals, allowing staff to focus more on verifying identities since there is no need to manually operate the gate and the ability for management to turn on and off access with the click of a button.

RFID eliminates costs associated with issuing annual vehicle decals and allows staffing levels to be adjusted on peak and non-peak hours.

RFID transponders are free for all members. To receive a transponder, members must bring their vehicle and current vehicle registration to the POA office during regular business hours.

For more information, contact the POA office at 951-244-6841.