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Beaverton Oregon Real Estate: Gated Communities – Who are you really keeping out?

I drove by a gated community the other day and had to laugh, the gate was wide open! Why even have a gate if it isn't closed, and who are you really keeping out? The girl scouts? I called a friend of mine who lives in one of these gated communities and he said his insurance is actually higher now that when he didn't live in a gated community. He said the reason his insurance agent gave him was the police don't patrol it as often. When the gate is left open, like it was the other day, it tells the thief we has something of value to keep from you and they are less likely to turn on their alarms, because they think the gate will protect them. Are you an insurance agent? Can you answer this question and help me get to the bottom of who is better off, the families behind the gate? Or the families on the outside looking in?

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The newer gated communities, according to my friend, are a lot better. The burglar and fire alarms are
connected right to the gate. If the alarm goes off the gate opens for the police and fire departments. He said they do take that into consideration, but it still creates a problem when people don't set their alarms. Check with your insurance company prior to buying in a gated community. It could save you thousands in insurance premiums.

 

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