Those iron gates look nice, but how secure are they? First of all, it is fairly easy to slip in and out of the gates undetected, even if you don’t have a pass code or key. Cars piggy back through the gates by following close behind another car. A lazy attendant may buzz in guests without a second thought. On another note, gates can fail or break and when they do, the community must leave them open until fixed.
Even if your neighbors are vigilant about their pass codes, the more enterprising thieves know how to get past locked gates with relative ease, and they will do so if expensive items are there for the taking in unsecured homes.