Security Gates: For enhanced security, Wilderness Compound features locked vehicle and pedestrian gates, plus a 24/7 Security Patrol (shared by all of High Desert).
Vehicle Gate: One gate gets you in or out of Wilderness Compound. It is located on the west side of the community and accesses High Desert Street. You can program your vehicle, get a remote “clicker” or swipe card. Residents also have a 3-digit code on the entry box for guests, plus a 4-digit code for personal use. Get all from HOAMCO.
There are two ways for residents to enter the Village during the hours the gate is closed.
First, you should already have a remote “clicker” to activate the mechanism that opens the gates, similar to your garage door opener. Once you pull through, the gate will automatically close behind you.
Secondly, you should have received a magnetic gate card. This card is coded to send a signal to open the gate when contact is made with the metal entry pads located on the gate control posts at either vehicle gate. Note that you must physically place your card on the metal pad in order to signal the gate to open.
For guest entry, instruct your visitors to scroll down to your name on the phone keypad display, press the “Call” key and wait for you to answer your phone. Once you have identified the caller, you simply press “9” on your phone keypad, which sends a beep signal to open the gates.
IMPORTANT: The vehicle gate operates dozens and dozens of times each day, so some normal wear and tear is inevitable. Should you have problems or difficulties entering a gate, please report the trouble to HOAMCO as soon as possible.
Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to open a gate by force, as this can result in serious and expensive damage to the mechanism. The cost of repairs for such damage normally is taken from the Village’s expense reserve and could, at some point, create the need to increase assessments to our residents.