Gated Community Security – The Problem with 4 Digit Codes

When breaking into a facility, the gate is always the weakest point. In medieval times, armies trying to break into a castle would have to focus their efforts on breaking through the main castle gate. Technologies have changed, but the gate remains the point that primarily determines whether intruders can succeed at breaking in.

Unfortunately, many facilities are lax with gate security. The most significant gate security issue stems from facilities using 4-digit pins that provide easy access for criminals. Therefore, it is important for people who are responsible for gated community security to understand why 4-digit codes are a serious problem.

Product Review: Nimbio – Gate Entry System App

Nimbio has introduced a new solution that promises to finally enable residents of a community to use a gate access app to control entry. This app claims to offer the ability for unit owners to easily add new users while providing access to keys across all devices. Therefore, it is possible for community members to leave their community without having to haul their key fob around for access upon returning.

Access Control in Gated Communities: Best Practices

The number of gated communities spread across the United States has increased significantly over the past few decades, going from 5,000 in the early 1980s to well over 20,000 today. What attracts so many to this type of living environment? Access control. Of course, that is not the only feature that attracts residents to these types of communities, but it is what sets this type of residential area apart.

Gated Community Access Control and Self Driving Cars

Technological advances in the self driving cars market raise some questions for residents of gated communities. How to get inside the gate presents concerns for residents who need solutions to a potentially vexing problem. While you cannot buy one just yet, many automakers intend to produce them within a few years. Most gated community access control systems share a common denominator that requires someone to do something. Some gate access systems may need a driver to click a remote control, press a passcode on a callbox or use a smartphone to enter a gate. Makers of access control systems have plans for alternative methods that may make authorized entry easier than ever.

Apps for Controlling Gate Access

Imagine you are in a faraway land, sampling the expansive savannah’s natural beauty and the pristine sandy beaches of the desert paradise. And even as you soak yourself in the therapeutic sun and nod to the country music in the background, you remain calm knowing that your gated community or garage door is secure. Away […]

4 Types of Access Control Systems in Gated Communities

Gated communities and individually gated properties are turning out to be among the safest places to live in most states in America. The high-security features provided by electric smart gates allows the occupiers to rest easy behind the gates while enjoying easy access to the property in general.  In gated communities, residents of the community […]

Las Vegas Gated Communities: Pros and Cons

Las Vegas gated communities are a hot commodity in the bustling city. Many people love the thought of a gated community for many reasons, but there’s more to these communities than just the exterior appeal. We’ve got the pros and cons of living behind the gates. Pros Added Security Most people are attracted to gated […]

Coronavirus Las Vegas: How Gated Communities Can Protect Residents

Your Gated Community: Staying Safe in a Pandemic Living in a gated community in Las Vegas offers security, comfort, and peace of mind. But when your community is threatened by a pandemic like the coronavirus, that peace can quickly disappear and a once-serene atmosphere can become an environment filled with fear and disease. Clark county […]

New Technology: Gated Community Access Control

Gated residential communities can consist of single-family homes, condominiums, or leased apartments. The concept of a gated community came into existence in the interest of safety. By restricting entry to residents, visitors, staff, delivery agents, and maintenance personnel, a level of security can be maintained in the community for the protection of its residents. Advances […]

Gated Community and HOA Law

Gated communities have shown a continuous rise in demand in the American Urban Landscape. They have unique features that differentiate them from non-gated places.  The obvious elements are physical barriers like electric gates and a surrounding wall that restricts access to unauthorized people. As a result, occupants feel safe and secure at home, knowing that […]