To find the right flagpole for your needs, determine whether you want or need the rope on the outside or the inside of the pole. Residential flagpoles are usually external. Businesses, schools, etc. are usually internal to minimize tampering. External flagpoles have the rope / halyard system on the OUTSIDE of the Flagpole. Internal Flagpoles have the rope / halyard system on the INSIDE of the Flagpole behind a locked access panel.