Gate Guarding

Gate Guarding

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Gate Guarding, Saturday, July 7th

Saturday morning came early at our RV…Mac got up about 5:30am and was ready for the trucks to start rolling in about 6:00. I slept in until about 8:30 and then got up, showered, and had a Breakfast Bar.

Someone mentioned that we should tell what company we are Gate Guarding for…but that is not allowed now. Friday we stayed busy as this was our first working day.

We have a Canopy set up with our Lawn Chairs underneath. Also a table with our sign in log sheets on it.


We set up a set of Wireless Motion Sensors along with the Bells that the company set up for us. The Motion Sensors are working very well.

The Motion Sensors are

Safety Technology International STI-34100 Solar Powered Wireless Driveway Monitor



Safety Technology International STI-34100 Solar Powered Monitor

Safety Technology International STI-34101 Additional Wireless Sensor for use with STI-34100

Additional Wireless Sensor

We ordered this set and an extra monitor through They have been working much better than the Bells. Mac programmed one so we can tell that someone is coming in the Gate and the other to alert us that someone is coming up to leave the Gate.

We also invested in a Wilson DB 65 Pro Booster & Antenna Kit. We also got the Wide Band Directional Antenna to put up on our Flagpole. Our internet has been pretty good and our Cell phones are 4 Bars of 1x right now with just the regular Wilson Antenna. We didn’t have the right connectors to put up the Wide Band Directional…so when we get to a Radio Shack or somewhere we will need to get the right connectors for it.

Wilson Electronics 841262 DB Pro 65 dB Adjustable Gain 800/1900MHz In-building Wireless Smart Technology IITM Signal Booster Kit with Omni-Directional and Panel Antenna

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Wilson Electronics 841262 DB Pro 65 Booster and Antenna

Wide Band Directional Antenna 700-2700 MHz

Wide Range Directional Antenna

We also bought a Misting System at Tractor Supply for about $25.00 and put part of it up to help cool things down a bit. Don’t have a photo of that….

Hope this helps anyone that is thinking about Gate Guarding. We got some of these ideas from a couple that are Gate Guarding right now…Greg & Jan White wrote about them in their blog. Click on their name and it should take you to their Blog.

I’d like to take some photos of our area, but everything looks about the same. Farm ground, Trees, and Sunflowers… maybe I can find something interesting to take a photo of later today.




and more Sunflowers…


and all the workers left the Gate by 4:00pm so we are free for the evening to enjoy some TV and the NASCAR Race.

Y’all have a great day!!



The Bright's said...

Sounds like a better place to gate guard than some, if you know when you have to get up and you know you are done for the day! Some people talk about being up all night! Thanks for the info.

Bobbie and Jim said...

Great information....thanks for including all the pertinent information.

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

What a nice post of what to expect and what equipment works best for you. Thanks for sharing!

Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard