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About US


What Sets Us Apart

Your family’s safety and your home and business security needs to be simple and secure. Gates Security recruits patrol officers from local police academies and law enforcement agencies; and then provides our new officers an extensive field training program to ensure our high standards of service are provided to each client.

As threat profiles continue to evolve, our integration of technology and manpower to ensure minimal exposure to threats and loss, is a top priority. We monitor these systems at our office and dispatch our own uniformed armed and police academy trained officers in marked patrol cars to deter or stop threats from reaching your home or family 24 hours a day. We bring these assets together to ensure we are “Prepared to Protect.”

Our Company

Gates Security provides professional security services to protect business continuity for companies and schools; and quality of life for families, HOAs and neighborhoods. The company has a sterling reputation for effective and reliable electronic and physical security measures for personal safety, property protection, and special event success.

The corporate focus is on a full range of capabilities and value of service.


“We are on the cutting edge of security technology and remote access portals with integrated alarms and camera surveillance systems. In fact, we participate in developing the next generation of electronic security products with our manufacturers.” Scott Wagenseller, CEO and Founder.


Excellence in patrol and response services is possible with academy trained armed patrol officers using cars, bike patrol, canine units, 4×4 trucks, and motorcycles. The company secures two dozen public and private schools, supervises over 2500 acres of public and private park-lands and deploys bike patrol teams for neighborhoods, special events and business districts.

Gates Security has the only proprietary communications system that connects patrol officers with a 24-hour dispatch and monitoring center in Pacific Palisades and Thousand Oaks. The company’s digital communication equipment is capable of interfacing with public safety agencies in multiple jurisdictions.

Gates Security is an urban ranger agency in appearance and capabilities, prepared to handle many types of threats that threaten the quality of life or safety for families, schools, municipalities, and businesses. In short, the company is, “Prepared to Protect.”


Chief Executive Officer

Scott Wagenseller


Chief Executive Officer

Scott Wagenseller


We understand every home or business has unique requirements when it comes to security. Our provision of services can be customized to your bespoke needs.


Chief Executive Officer

Scott Wagenseller

Founder and security expert Scott Wagenseller, established Gates Security in 2000 with a unique vision to integrate reputable electronic security systems with security professionals who understand how to protect people and property while also minimizing exposure of liability for discerning residential and commercial clients.

“It is important to provide our clients with protection professionals that have the latest information, training, and support to stay in front of our clients to prevent and if necessary protect our clients from the constant wave of crimes and quality of life issues that leave people with uneasiness for their safety.”

Scott calls on his broad experience and training in law enforcement, physical security, and technical education to bring together the best team of security professionals to solve problems other security companies can only observe and report, . . . not solve.

As an active Navy Officer, LT Wagenseller serves our country, commanding security forces for military bases, state events, and worldwide operations. He has the security clearance and training to work with the latest security measures our military uses for its personnel and asset protection.