After studying gated communities in the context of late modernity a few things have become clear. Firstly we live in a time in which the presence of ontological insecurity is pervasive and material wealth has become the defining characteristic of our identity. Gated communities have marketed themselves as a way for individuals to become ontological secure by supplying individuals with a new identity and a guarantee to protect their identity by securing their materials. The reality is that it only perpetuates the problem that our identities are constantly being reinvented because they are based on our material goods. Secondly the vocabulary of motives theory showed us that security may not be the true reason for buying a house in a gated community and that it is merely used as a rationalization for the purchase. Mills theory shows us how this rationalization is used to protect our identity. A closer look at conspicuous consumption led to the discovery that, gated communities are less about security and more about showcasing ones prestige and wealth. Finally it was demonstrated through the study of the politics of exclusion that gated communities are harming the general population by segregating themselves. Until we return to creating identity by interacting with other human beings on a routine basis we will never reach a state of ontological security and the issues related to the politics of exclusion will only continue to fester.