Every day, First Responders are answering calls from condominium associations, gated communities, industrial compounds and apartment buildings. Most of these facilities, if not all, possess access control systems allowing authorized patrons entry to the building. Although these restrictions help to thwart criminals and trespassers, they have also been known to impede First Responders from performing their services quickly and safely. To counter this problem that First Responders face, Gateworx has dedicated itself to installing a truly innovative system that will allow First Responders with the correct radio frequency to access any building at the exact instant of need.
Unfortunately, the system used most often in Florida communities is the SOS system which requires First Responders to actually turn on their sirens to enter during an emergency event. Other types of similarly antiquated access methods include lock-box devices, access cards, or a list of codes. Many local mandates are not taking advantage of the recent technological advancements that Gateworx can employ. With the ever-growing need for security, one Florida city has issued an ordinance regarding gate access for First Responders. The City of Ocoee has required all public buildings to have gates that can be accessed by radio frequencies given directly to First Responders in each individual municipality. It was through this ordinance that Gateworx realized a need for not only a solution, but awareness as well.
Gateworx is helping First Responders provide quicker access to emergency services for people who need those services without property owners sacrificing their current levels of security. With the possibility of other Florida counties or individual municipalities implementing the same ordinance as Ocoee, Gateworx is playing a pivotal role in accommodating the need for increased security and access for First Responders. Click here to see how Gateworx can give your gated community, condominium association, or business complex a greater peace of mind.
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This post was written by Elevate, Inc.