Residential Security: Gated Communities
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A gated community is a residential complex with its boundaries enclosed by walls, fences, and embankments and has restricted access and other security systems to allow for the protection, safety, and comfort of the residents.
The chapter examines residential security within the context of gated communities. Residential security involves the protection of people and their properties from the risk of burglary, home invasion, threats, disturbances, and other vulnerabilities. Thus, residential security is the type of protection that is offered to gated communities as it provides estate protection and other security solutions for the household.
The gated community has become an international trend over the last few decades. It consists of homes, green spaces, security guardhouses, electronic gates, controlled entrance, surveillance systems and enclosed by walls, fences, and embankments. This physical and symbolic separation of houses from the outside neighborhood is...
KeywordsGated communities Residential security Non-gated communities Safety Segregation Neighborhood watch Service workers
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