Gated Communities Should Change Their Gate Security Codes Regularly for These 3 Reasons
Living in a gated community offers an increased sense of security and well being. Having 24/7 security is always one of the best ways to prevent an incident such as a break-in, while also keeping out unwanted visitors that would otherwise have access to your property.
One of the most important security mechanisms in a gated community is, of course, the gate itself. Electronic gates are a quick and easy way to control who enters and leaves the community, with it just being a case of passing out the security code to residents so they can easily enter and exit as they wish.
However, like any security system involving codes and passwords, it’s very important to regularly change the code to prevent any issues from occurring down the line. Here’s 3 reasons a gated community should regularly change their gate security codes:
1. Avoiding Potential Security Breaches
One of the most obvious reasons to regularly change a security code on a gate is to prevent any potential security breaches. There are many instances where this might happen, from a disgruntled family member or friend to a professional thief targeting valuable properties in the community.
Whether a security code has been stolen or you fear someone may attempt to guess it, the best way to avoid any type of security breach of the gate is to frequently change the code. Plus, people may unintentionally divulge this information, so it never hurts to change it often.
2. Lost Codes
It’s surprising how many people write down security codes, passwords, and other valuable security data. Gated communities are no different, and there is always the chance of an individual losing their security code and therefore creating a security risk.
In fact, many people leave passwords and codes in documents on their smartphone, so if you accidently lose this, you also lose your code. The last thing anyone in a gated community wants is someone having access to a security code when they shouldn’t – but the risk is always there.
So, to avoid any issues, gate codes should be changed a few times a year, even if someone doesn’t think they’ve lost their code.
3. Avoiding Complacency
It’s easy to get complacent with security measures once you become comfortable with something, and security codes are no different. If you have the same security code for years on end, it’s easy to forget how important it is to keep this very confidential, which is why it makes sense to change it regularly.
Having to regularly learn a new passcode ensures residents are fully aware of the importance of not letting your guard down when entering through the gate – you never know who could be following.
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