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Old 10-28-2019, 05:06 AM
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Old 10-28-2019, 05:34 AM
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Totally agree. Time for a change.
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Old 10-28-2019, 05:42 AM
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The gates could be controlled just like tolls instead of a sunpass you would have a village pass located in the windshield. If it is just used to take a picture of your vehicle this would be more economical as I have seen more gates torn down!
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Old 10-28-2019, 05:58 AM
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The gate passes are the only thing I dislike about the Villages. They fall on the floor when trying to use them or can't be found. A pass attached to the window is great and would be so much easier than the card.
Agree, especially when the driver in front of you has dropped the transponder and has difficulty retrieving it. They hold up the works. Wish there was a better way.
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:03 AM
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Did anybody stop and think that the gates are always down because I assume that some people just crash right through them. So what good are they ?
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:09 AM
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I think they make gate arms that do not break off when hit, but flex back. I don't understand why they don't use that type. Seems like it would save money.
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:43 AM
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If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. Pin numbers, passwords, etc. are often forgotten. I agree that this is not a “gated” community and gates serve no purpose except to slow down traffic.
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:08 AM
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Guess the developers did make life easier for you and others. Otherwise you'd be in a trailer/mobile home park or Top of the World, right?
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:21 AM
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I believe the card is an RFID card, not magnetic. So there is some security to it. Would a bar code reader be nice? or a transponder like the turnpike? Sure. It would be a greater cost which you KNOW will get passed on to us
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:37 AM
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I completely agree.....it’s a no brainer .....come on let’s update this thing
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:44 AM
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Its about time that our gate passes get caught up with the 21st century--magnetic cards were good in the 1980's; but today there are way better alternatives.

Bar codes, or synch to your garage door opener or your car's "homelink"

Its a real pleasure to subject your clothing and your car's interior to a deluge to swipe apiece of plastic which has "ZERO" security associate with it
IMHO, the only positive aspect of the existing gate pass system is the optics of being able to advertise that The Villages is a “gated community.” Anyone can press a red button or closely follow others through the gates without a card. Existing gates only serve to slow traffic, potentially creating bottlenecks and major difficulties for the disabled and motorcyclists. If we are serious about limiting access, the gate systems must be more robust, without button entry and with penalties (perhaps from license photos) for illegal entry.
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:46 AM
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Wouldn’t it be nice NOT to have to fumble around for your gate card that fell to the car floor? Wouldn’t it be nice NOT to have to roll down your window when coming and going? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a bar code reader scan the decal on your car and automatically lift the gate? One can wish...
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:46 AM
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Agreed 100%
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:48 AM
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The Villages DOES try to add a level of security to the entry gates and does so by the use of the entry cards AND the red buttons. If the gates were ONLY for traffic control they would be just like the exit gates, drive up and they sense your presence and then open. The Entry gates can be set up to act the same way. It would still achieve traffic control were they in the 'automatic' mode. When new communities are developed they have the entry gates set just like the exit gates so I know they can be set to automatic mode.

Automatic mode would also virtually eliminate the gate collisions that require constant repair.

For some reason The Villages chooses to inflict that extra level of difficulty or control or they insist on continuing a procedure that has outlived its usefulness. Given that the gates could all be automatic what other reason would you see for still using a gate card or the red button???
Switching to automatic mode would also be an operational cost reduction eliminating the need to manage and issue cards.
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:52 AM
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Could license plate readers be used to open the gates? The existing cards could still be used for golf carts, new arrivals, etc.
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