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Old 02-14-2012, 11:21 AM
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What exactly is the "Stone Oak Police"?
Security guys. I guess they could ticket you or have you arrested for trespassing.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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This has been my experience exactly. When I moved to SA, I lived in a gated community but now live in a non-gated one. Personally I see little difference in terms of security between the two types of communities mentioned above.

They do add expense because people seem to break them and they require repair whenever that does happen.
traffic flow, you see a dramatic decrease in traffic flow with gates.
also the laws change about how far you can protect your property with they gates.

I also find it easier to "detain" people for trespassing with the gates.

can you just drive passed the gates yes. but that means you are on private property now also its alot easier to get away with illegal watering
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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traffic flow, you see a dramatic decrease in traffic flow with gates.
also the laws change about how far you can protect your property with they gates.

I also find it easier to "detain" people for trespassing with the gates.

can you just drive passed the gates yes. but that means you are on private property now also its alot easier to get away with illegal watering
Illegal watering isn't an incentive for me to have gates but I guess I can see how that helps those that wish to do so.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Illegal watering isn't an incentive for me to have gates but I guess I can see how that helps those that wish to do so.
people who can do and people who cant don't
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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Can only speak for the Medical Center but in that area a gate does cut down substantially on the number of people cruising through looking for 'opportunities'.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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people who can do and people who cant don't
Many people still do in my non-gated neighborhood and get away with it.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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Can only speak for the Medical Center but in that area a gate does cut down substantially on the number of people cruising through looking for 'opportunities'.
In Houston and DFW, gating a street converts the street to one maintained by the hoa since it is not accessible by the public at large. This can increase the hoa cost significantly in my experience. I believe this is a tx law as well. So as most things...pros and cons
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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I'm sure the Stone Oak police the person above was referring to is Securitas Security that is employed by Sonterra. Tailgate in behind a resident in Sonterra and not only will a wooden plank come down and dent your car, the patrol will be after you in 2 minutes and escort you out of the neighborhood. That is . . . after you pay $125 for damaging the gate arm. You would be wise to heed the warnings. Many neighborhoods north of 1604 have adopted the same procedure.

And for those of you who believe gates don't help a lot with security . . . . I encourage you to ask you SAPD safe officer for the statistics. They tell a very clear picture.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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All of our neighbors are very security sensitive thank goodness. I'd be surprised to find that very many give their gate code to very many people outside of close relatives and their maid services. Our gate is such that visitors can call us and we enter a code on our phones to open the gate so it's not as if it takes much effort to let folks in. For large get togethers, we can set up a temporary code that expires based upon the time our event ends. Again, easy stuff.
I really like the sound of your gated security set up by any chance do u live in Alamo Ranch. I'm looking for a secure place to live also. When I arrive in August
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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I really like the sound of your gated security set up by any chance do u live in Alamo Ranch. I'm looking for a secure place to live also. When I arrive in August

Yes, I live in Alamo Ranch.
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