At one of Gate Sentry’s communities in Florida, hurricanes are a common occurrence. The community’s previous Visitor Management Access System was very problematic because the only way to communicate with residents was by email. Therefore, if there was a hurricane or tropical storm, the management office could not contact residents because the network would be down. While the management team and HOA communicated via email as best they could, it was ineffective. The community’s Homeowners and Property Management company teamed up to uncover a system that was more efficient and would allow them to communicate with residents via text. After researching for several months, the HOA and PM company found Gate Sentry solved their problems. Gate Sentry allowed them to instantly send text messages to all residents about power problems, no water, no sewer, or telling residents to leave.