If you have a residential community, apartment gates are practically a requirement. There was a time when gated community apartments were a luxury, but now neighborhood security gates have become much more popular and provide an additional benefit to prospective home buyers and renters within an HOA community.
Since the inception of community gate systems for residential communities in the 20th century, the number of gated communities jumped from a mere handful to over 20,000 by the end of the century. Why are community gates such a vital part of a modern residential community? There are several very important reasons. If you’re considering installing a security gate in an HOA community, here are a few points to keep in mind:
- Security: The most obvious benefit that gates bring is security. With apartment gates, the community can control who gets in, which means potential burglars and vandals will have a much harder time getting to your home or apartment — and probably means they won’t even try. Gated community apartments are often in low-crime areas because criminals prefer to gravitate towards easier targets.
- Safety: Not only does a gated community entrance regulate who gets in, but it also regulates who gets out, so it’s much harder for young children to wander out of the community. Also, those who are approaching the community will have to stop for the gate, so there’s a much lower chance of pedestrians being hit by speeding vehicles.
- Value: If you’re renting gated community apartments, you can usually charge a premium over standard apartments due to the added benefits of apartment gates. If you’re trying to sell a home in a residential community, you’ll probably find you’ll get more interest due to the perceived — and actual — lower crime and higher prestige associated with a gated community.
Continental Door Company for HOA Community Security Gate Installation
You don’t want to trust the security of your community — and the security of your family — to it to just anybody. If your community is in the Spokane, WA area, you’re in luck. Continental Door Company is the expert in security gate installation and repair, serving Northern Oregon and the greater Spokane area for years. Contact Continental Door Company today for a free estimate on security gate installation or to request service.