Yes, my initial guess would be that the gate-guys pulled this one.
I would guess that the hand-hole in the foreground of the first pic would be the comm wire.
An interesting addition to this mess is that, from what I'm told, the gate motors are tapped into a lighting circuit.
I'm also not too sure that the concrete hand-hole is listed for punching into the side like that, let alone that shallow.
I THINK I see the lip of a 1/2" PVC around that punch-in, but it should, at the very least, come into the hand-hole far enough to protect the wire from the abrasive concrete.
I may be called out to inspect this further, and if so I will post my findings.
Thanks for your responses, and further responses will be appreciated.