It has most likely been some time since you last inspected the pool gates for heightened safety and security. New technologies are now available to replace the old push-button code system where all residents share the same code. How many times have unauthorized users taken advantage of this security breach? Or worse yet, broken locks and latches can lead to children wandering into the pool area, risking injury or even drowning. All of this can be prevented with a well maintained pool gate. HOAs, property managers, maintenance personnel and private home-owners with pools would be wise to add in at least an annual review of pool gate health.
A recent pool gate repair request from a multi-family property owner gave All Secure Lock & Security an opportunity to refresh our customer’s minds about technologies now available to provide a greater sense of safety and security. First, we measured and assessed the security gate, reinforcing and realigning it provided a tighter fit with latch and lock mechanisms. The gate closer was rusted and missing parts, so a new heavy-duty hydraulic gate closer was installed. An electric strike lock was also installed that allowed for key fobs to be distributed to all of the residents. The main advantage to the electric strike lock is that it does not require a power source, it only secures one side of the door making exit from the pool area easy, and allows for a reset of key fobs when residents move out or lose them (Granger, 2020). Lastly, an access control system was installed with a request-to-exit sensor, exit push buttons and card readers to provide redundancy in locking mechanisms.
If you are examining your pool gate and realize an upgrade is needed, consider All Secure Lock & Security as your premium installer. Our expertise and knowledge will help safeguard this treasured outdoor space. Contact us today for a complimentary assessment!
Granger, J. (2020, September 25). Electric locks vs. magnetic locks: What’s the difference. Retrieved from ButterflyMX: https://butterflymx.com/blog/electric-locks-vs-magnetic-locks/