What is the benefits of living in a gated community if the gates are always open?
Normally the gates are closed during the night and in most cases the residents in the community have either a gate code or a remote to open the gate.
Gated Community have also deed restrictions, certain rules and bylaws, in most cases they will take care about the outside lawncare and the maintance of the community ameneties - which is included in your monthly association fee.
Personally i am not a gated community fan but i understand that some people would like to have a certain life style and standard in the neighborhood.
Regarding the Gates incident: Is an officer required to provide identification if a citizen asks for it?
An officer does need to give his name and badge - it will also be on the police report. Gates was an idiot to not recognize that the cops were just doing their duty in responding to a possible burglary. What - he expected them to believe that old people can't be burglars. Contempt of cop was what got him that ticket. I hate when people try to pull the race card instead of realize they were wrong!
My son is 14 months old and we have three very different gates up in our house. I’ve been happy with all of them. The first gate we got was Summer Infant # 07060, Sure & Secure Extra Tall Walk-Thru Gate. We bought this for our hallway. It is a large opening (45 inches) and I needed something with an opening to easily walk through. I also didn’t want this to be a permenant gate that screwed into the wall in case I needed to remove it temporarily. This gate did the trick. It’s pressure mounted. I’m very happy with the gate. We’ve had in installed now for about 6 months. Here are the pros and cons.
easy to get in and out of once you get the hang of it
fairly easy to install
spring relase so it closes on its own
My son has not been able to pull the gate down even though he tries to shake it.
When my son shakes the gate he does move it slightly on the wall. Although as mentioned above he hasn’t been able to pull the gate down. So it does hold up good.
It was a little tricky lining up the gate when installing it.
You can’t tighten it too much or the gate won’t open and close.
The second gate we purchased was for the bottom of our stairs. We also have a large opening at the landing so we needed an oddly configured gate. We went with the Configure Gate by Kidco. We’ve had this mounted now for about 4 months or so and I love this gate.
Easy to get in and out of
My son can’t budge this gate
Mounts to the wall
Can angle it to fit odd openings
Some steps in the directions are a little unclear. It wasn’t hard to install it just took a little longer than it should if the directions had been written better.
The third gate we purchased was for the top of the stars. We went with the Evenflo® Secure Step Metal Gate. We’ve had this gate up for about 2-3 months now and haven’t had any problems. Although, my son isn’t upstairs for too long, so he hasn’t really tried to shake the gate yet. The gate seems like it’s very sturdy. My husband and I have tried to shake it and it doesn’t move. Of course, since it’s at the top of my stairs I’m always keeping an eye on my son just in case.
Seems to be very sturdy
Has an indicator on the gate - Red means the gate is not closed properly. Green means it’s locked properly.
Easy to open once you get the hang of it
The gate can be adjusted to various sizes. There are two screws to loosen, slide the gate to the appropriate length and then tighten again. I can tell you that for us hand tighening didn’t work. You were able to fairly easily slide the gate which rendors it useless since you can’t lock it. However, once I got out our adjustable wrench and lightened the screw with the tool. The gate length is now locked into place and hasn’t budged.
I see from the reviews on Amazon for this gate that two other people had the same problem, I had with the knobs not tightening properly. As I said once we tightened them with an adjustable wrench, we didn’t have any further problems. But, you may not feel comfortable with this and may want to avoid this gate altogether.
My favorite gate of the three by far is the Configure Gate. I hope this helps. Good luck.
Christians: Does the fact that Bill Gates is an Atheist/Agnostic detract from the good he has done for mankind?
Bill Gates has given more money to charity than anyone in American history. He's wealthy, he's rich, he has a lot of money, hooray! So what? Church people bad-mouthing Bill Gates need to get over themselves.