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    Im trying to source an automatic gate latch which can only be opened by a key on both sides of the gate (with replaceable lock barrels which can be keyed alike).

    The scumbag scrotes have broken into three cars in the private road this morning so the residents association want to turn the road into a cul-de-sac. (Ideally, wed like to make it a private gated community but there is resistance against locking both vehicular access gates and no agreement can be made regarding an automated gate.


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    Cheers, I think they have what’s needed. I just need to measure up the gates and current latches to check compatibility.

    Then it’ll be a simple case of getting the homeowners and residents consent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Car View Post

    Then it’ll be a simple case of getting the homeowners and residents consent...
    Good luck with that. I am a director of a small property management company, every attempt to agree something has ended in failure. Now 4 directors just do it, and tell the members afterwards. It works, no one has ever complained, but ask them in advance and you will get at least 3 alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Car View Post
    Cheers, I think they have what’s needed. I just need to measure up the gates and current latches to check compatibility.

    Then it’ll be a simple case of getting the homeowners and residents consent...
    That'll be the easy bit.

    Wait until it's dark, raining and cold, see how long before they CBA to get out and relock them. We have gates on three access points along shared access to the back of the houses. One permanently closed, the other two never move.

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    I live in a private street (different to private road) and a couple of us residents wanted to do this, but couldn't due to a public right of way being established over the street. Plus a lot of the other residents said they didn't want the hassle of gates anyway and would oppose any attempts we made to establish them. I'm sure you have, but check the legalities and make sure everyone is onside with the costs of the gates, their maintenance and any insurance costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    I live in a private street (different to private road) and a couple of us residents wanted to do this, but couldn't due to a public right of way being established over the street. Plus a lot of the other residents said they didn't want the hassle of gates anyway and would oppose any attempts we made to establish them. I'm sure you have, but check the legalities and make sure everyone is onside with the costs of the gates, their maintenance and any insurance costs.
    The saving graces (sp) are that:

    The gates have been locked in the past therefore they are simply being reinstated
    The land that the road is on is unowned, unregistered, unadopted and due to being ‘landlocked’ with residents right of access is ‘worthless’
    The recent crime wave has galvanised the vast majority of homeowners into wanting the changes, a few of the landlords are behind it as well.
    Vehicular / pedestrian access will still be possible from the southern gates

    The residents association has a ‘monthly savings scheme’ for property owners to fund pooled costs such as this, pollarding and other repairs. We also have a ‘problem’ owner in the form of a geriatric social club who fills the street/road with cars periodically so to appease the other property owners tends to tip a large amount into the pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Jack View Post
    Good luck with that. I am a director of a small property management company, every attempt to agree something has ended in failure. Now 4 directors just do it, and tell the members afterwards. It works, no one has ever complained, but ask them in advance and you will get at least 3 alternatives.

    Just like organising a rideout or a big meet (like the Mem Meet). If you do ahead and do it then people accept if pretty easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    Just like organising a rideout or a big meet (like the Mem Meet). If you do ahead and do it then people accept if pretty easily.
    Exactly like that. And it is always the ones who don't come that are most vociferous about when and where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Jack View Post
    Good luck with that. I am a director of a small property management company, every attempt to agree something has ended in failure. Now 4 directors just do it, and tell the members afterwards. It works, no one has ever complained, but ask them in advance and you will get at least 3 alternatives.
    Must have missed this yesterday.

    There seems to be a greater momentum behind securing the gates at the moment which is a good thing, the one vocal opposer is coming up with spurious reasons for not doing it which are thankfully being countered by non-committee members which helps.

    EOGM is being looked into but it is likely to be circumvented due to cv19 via the use of email, Facebook and letter drop with a simple yay / nay vote.

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    Any potential covid infection concerns/objections likely to be raised over handling the gate.

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    What about fire, police, ambulance postman and other delivery access? Likely to be raised by some of the objectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuzziPaul View Post
    What about fire, police, ambulance postman and other delivery access? Likely to be raised by some of the objectors.
    Yeah SC, gated lives matter!





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    Quote Originally Posted by GuzziPaul View Post
    What about fire, police, ambulance postman and other delivery access? Likely to be raised by some of the objectors.
    Initially, all that would be happening is the street would be turned into a cul-de-sac.

    Locks would use Fire Brigade pattern barrels so emergency services could gain access if needed but see point above (Local community sergeant is fully behind closing one end of street off to reduce crime
    Deliveries all come in via alternative vehicular access
    Postie could either have a key or do what he does with any other cul-de-sac

    Ultimately, and very gradually, the street will become a gated community but only when there is sufficient cash in the kitty to register the land and / or English Heritage can be convinces to fund it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Car View Post
    Initially, all that would be happening is the street would be turned into a cul-de-sac.

    Locks would use Fire Brigade pattern barrels so emergency services could gain access if needed but see point above (Local community sergeant is fully behind closing one end of street off to reduce crime
    Deliveries all come in via alternative vehicular access
    Postie could either have a key or do what he does with any other cul-de-sac

    Ultimately, and very gradually, the street will become a gated community but only when there is sufficient cash in the kitty to register the land and / or English Heritage can be convinces to fund it.
    We live in a gated courtyard, and just use a simple sensor set up to open the gate, with a press button as back up and for pedestrians. No real security, but it works.Everyone who needs to come in can, but the physical presence of the gate deters virtually everyone else. The original plan was for key fobs, keypads, and all sorts of high tech stuff, but no one could agree.

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