It all started with an outburst over the frustration of getting into gated communities. Lines were long. Communication was weak. Security was inefficient.

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Out of this common frustration and the collaborative ideas of a father and son team, ZUUL was born. ZUUL is an application focused on streamlining the entry and exit strategy for a gated community.

From the start, the goal was to create an app that achieved what no other security app had achieved before. Guests would no longer need to show their IDs and wait while their information was being logged.

Our ZUUL team stepped into the shoes of guards, residents, and guests to develop a way to make their lives easier and less frustrating. We found an opportunity to succeed where others have failed by offering easy access to gated communities without the hassle.

ZUUL provides streamlined access to a community for residents and guests alike. Our platform is communal, which allows all participating gated communities to connect through one app. We’ve always understood the need to consolidate and share function, but we knew communities also needed to protect privacy. ZUUL accomplishes this and more.

Like all great visions, ZUUL is bigger today than it was when it began. We began with the idea of serving only residential communities. Over time, ZUUL proved to be just as effective for use across a number of spectrums.

  • Looking for a way to make dormitory access or other student housing more secure?
  • Need a way to make approved access to a condo building easier?
  • Need to enact an entry strategy for a rental home with access that can be retracted at any time by the owner?
  • Looking to upgrade a high-end retail establishment’s security to be more streamlined?

ZUUL can help. Just about any facility or community with access control would benefit from ZUUL.

What began as a father’s frustration and a son’s entrepreneurial enthusiasm became an app that rethinks the idea of security technology. ZUUL streamlines resident and visitor experiences within a gated community and welcomes the ease and efficiency technology brings to the future of neighborhood security.


Phil Lucks

Phil Lucks is resourceful and experienced with an invaluable collection of knowledge. He’s a Vietnam Veteran, a black belt in three different Martial Arts disciplines, and a tactician. Originally from Brooklyn, Phil has called South Florida home since 1974, where he is surrounded by gated communities.

Phil considers himself semi-retired, but when he saw the need to make access to gated communities more efficient, he put his retirement aside and acted. His goal: to make the line to get into these communities move faster without sacrificing safety.

Adam Lucks

Adam “Lucky” Lucks was born and raised in Florida and has been around gated communities all his life. After earning his bachelor’s degree in finance and working 17 years in the industry, Adam has become an expert in risk management and analysis.

When Adam’s dad Phil expressed frustration with how difficult it was to access gated communities, Adam knew there had to be a solution to the problem. Together they created ZUUL: a tool they believe will alleviate the issues impeding gated community security from reaching its full potential.

why choose us?

ZUUL offers easy access to the residents and approved guests of gated communities. It’s the only system available that’s designed for the community as a whole, not just for individual residents. This means residents get all the convenience and ease of access they need, while communities are able to monitor what’s going on to keep everyone within the gates safe.

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There are over 10 gated communities within a two-mile radius where we reside. The residents, vendors, and guests interact with each other regularly. ZUUL is designed to mimic that culture by creating a common system for everyone to utilize, yet still maintain their respective community’s privacy.


We offer an inclusive package which can monitor all Residents and Guests gate entry activity, as well as significantly reduce lengthy wait times at the gate.