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The best way to prevent parked cars from always blocking my building gate

The best way to prevent parked cars from always blocking my building gate

There was a car blocking the gate and it took 45 minutes for the owner to come and move it.

GTO recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

We live right on the beach and as you would expect there is some sort of mini party downstairs every night with lots of groups, couples etc. We are facing a serious problem of idiots parking their cars in front of our gates with no care for 2 – 3 hours, while they chill on the beach.

A while back my brother and bhabhi wanted to go out for dinner. But there was a car blocking the gate and it took 45 minutes for the beach bum to come and move him.

Watchman makes no sense, especially since some of these guys can be rowdy. It takes the police 30 minutes – 2 hours to send a tow truck.

Any ideas? I actually spoke to Crazy_Driver about buying a cheap motorcycle that is hard to move and parking it at the gate.

This is what my brother did for a few weeks. A cheap scooter + rocks parked on his gate so no one blocks it. Worked like a charm. Is this the best solution? Or is there something better/more convenient?

The typical party animals at night. The neighbor’s gate is coolly blocked by a Polo with an absolute lack of politeness:

this is what BHPian agambhandari had to say about this:

The easiest solution (it may seem too simple, but it works) is to use traffic cones. Most people won’t move them or park nearby because it looks too “official”. I use the same to keep the bimmer’s parking lot empty when I take it out.

And of course CCTV surveillance and notification of this on your wall/gate.

this is what BHPian ajayc123 had to say about this:

Well, the solution for cones is likely to be short-lived, as petty thieves (unless you also secure cones) will take them away sooner rather than later.

What I’ve seen is that some people have stakes (about 3 feet high that are erected in the ground at both ends) and have an iron chain secured with a lock. The lock must be removed, the chain down, the car crossed and the chain back up and locked.

this is what BHPian Turbohead had to say about this:

If you can’t beat them, join them.

You can consider parking your beater wagon in front of the gate. It’s annoying when you want to get the fancy cars in or out. This is in case ‘geniuses’ try to move the stones/cones/scooter and park their vehicles there.

Is there no way to call the police to tow the vehicle?

this is what BHPian it wasn’t me had to say about this:

GTO, had this problem years back in Pali Village. I would do the following:

  1. Throw away the stones.
  2. Pick up a few pins (can be hit though)
  3. DO NOT paint PARKING IN FRONT OF THE GATE on the footpath with the appropriate reflective yellow paint
  4. Attach a red LED sign to the gate itself.
  5. Put a bright spotlight on the gate area and the direct road ahead. If possible, put a motion sensor switch.
  6. The intent is to make it crystal clear that the gate is in use 24×7 and not in disrepair.

Checking out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

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