Automatic entry system

In September 2010, we carried out a poll to establish if residents of Sandyport would welcome an automatic entry system. The findings were very favourable and one has been installed at the middle gate of the main entrance and also the Eastern entrance gate.

The system works by reading a barcode that is attached to the right side of the vehicle at a height of about 50″ from the ground (plus or minus 12″) then automatically opening the barrier for authorised barcodes on entry only. The barcode is printed on a decal that will require application by our Security department.

We are pleased to confirm that the price for the decal has been set at $50,  lower than the originally anticipated price of $100. We will be carrying out installation of the decals from March 1, 2011 and residents wishing to purchase them should observe the following guidelines:

  1. One decal needs to be applied per vehicle that requires automatic entry, therefore each additional vehicle requires the purchase of another decal
  2. To purchase a decal first pay the $50 one-time non-refundable fee at the Management office, you will be issued with a receipt containing the barcode number which will need to be presented on installation
  3. Contact our Security department on 327 6943 and arrange a time to apply the decal
  4. During installation, the Security department will confirm the location of the decal with the driver, test that the position works with the reader then apply it upon confirmation
  5. If the decal becomes damaged, a replacement decal may be purchased (no exchanges)
  6. The decals are not designed to be transferred from one vehicle to another as they will become damaged in the process; therefore if a vehicle is being replaced, allow for the purchase of a replacement decal
  7. If the vehicle is sold or no longer requires automatic entry, notify our Security department so that the barcode number may be deregistered from the system, thereby disabling the vehicle’s ability to enter automatically


10 thoughts on “Automatic entry system”

  1. If the barcode is not transferable are we keeping tract as to who buy as a renter or as an owner? If a renter buys and moves down the street will he or she not have constant access to Sandyport? I am not aware of a system where owners have to inform security if a renter moves out and thereby you are able to deprogrammee their barcode.

    If these measures are not in place won’t this barcode system pose a threat to security? If they are then please disregard the comments/questions.

    1. Well spoken this truly makes so much sense. I will pass these comments and questions unto the relative persons for a response. Thank you

  2. Many times I enter Sandyport following a car or two that up til now have obviously been let in by the security guard. Because the guard is the one letting people in they are alert to the fact that cars are coming thru and they keep the barrier up until the cars have entered. Therefore I assume that it’s safe for me to follow thru behind other cars because the guard is paying attention. However with the decal system, myself and other residents and some visitors could be coming thru assuming that we can just follow other cars and then find the barrier crashing down on us. If there’s not an obvious way of determining that the car in front used a decal to enter I guess residents should be advised to exercise caution when following other cars thru the barrier or we could have a few dented roofs.

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