Desert Living Tip of the Month: Quick Getaway

With the Coachella Valley open again, our busy residents take more trips to the market, restaurants, hair salons, and entertainment venues. Sometimes we prefer not to drive our own car outside our community and call companies like Uber and Lyft to transport us to appointments. Below is the proper procedure to follow to expedite entry for your car service provider through our security gates and quickly to your door.

Ordering a Car Service Provider:

  • During your call with the dispatcher, request that they send you:
    • Vehicle information, including car type, color, and license plate.
    • Driver name and photo or description.
    • Inform the dispatcher that security will question the driver at our community gate.

Informing Security at our Community Gate:

  • Advise security to add this information to your guest list:
    • Date and time of car service arrival.
    • Company name of car service: Uber, Lyft, etc.
    • Vehicle information and license plate
    • Driver name and description

SCSH dwellingLIVE Guest Management System:

  • dwellingLIVE is a guest management system for homeowners who are computer savvy to personally manage their guest and vendor lists, such as Uber and Lyft.
  • You must be a resident registered with the dwellingLIVE program to access it and make updates.
  • Obtain a one-time registration code from the HOA office or request it using an electronic form on our website.
  • The request form is linked on the Front Gate Access page on our HOA website:
  • Click on the blue dwellingLIVE button and then click on “I have a one-time use Registration Code” to create an account. Once you are in, you can personally update your visitor access.
  • You can watch the resident tutorial video for assistance:

Following are dwellingLIVE services you can use for Uber and Lyft:

  • You can customize your guest lists and grant temporary or permanent access to people and vendors.
  • You can note the driving directions from either of the two main gates that are printed on guest passes for guests and vendors.
  • The My Account tab lets you set up email addresses and passwords and create a verbal confirmation code you provide to security when you call for authenticity.

Wishing our residents an enjoyable season, and here’s to a Quick Getaway with Uber or Lyft!