Gate access is the first line of defense when it comes to access control for most properties, granting security and controlling who is allowed in. Access control comes in many forms, but electronic access control is the default choice for most properties today.
Electronic access control is ubiquitous because it allows for near-effortless passage for those granted access, requiring almost no physical exertion. Electronic gates, built in any style, can be operated without complication or confusion. Even better, they can be operated entirely automatically, requiring no assistance from a security guard or gate operator.
Automatic gate systems are set up with electronic sensors that allow them to grant access to those with proper credentials, without any direct action on the part of the party seeking entry. The appeal is rather simple: any property owner can control access passively on a continuous basis without direct intervention.
When installing an automatic gate system, the method of access control must be determined. In lower security situations, a simple motion sensor or weight sensor can suffice. However, many locations will need hardware to detect specific credentials. Usually this means that anyone seeking access must possess an card or other device with a built-in chip that signals proper credentials to an attached sensor. It’s a simple concept that has a sometimes difficult setup.
Still, automatic gate installation is a relatively straightforward process once you’re able to answer a handful of important questions. First, you’ll need to know the style of gate and how it opens, whether swing, slide, dual or single gate. Second, you’ll need to know how much the gate leaf or leaves weighs, as well as how long they are. Next, decide whether the gate opens into the property or away from the property – push or pull to open. Finally, determine how the gate opener will be powered. Will the battery be charged using a transformer hooked to the grid or via a solar panel charging kit?
Once you’ve determined these factors, installation can begin in earnest. With professionals, the process can be over in a day.
Remember that every gate opener – electronic, automatic, or otherwise – is only as good as the gate itself. Choose a reliable manufacturer for your entire system to ensure quality access control for years to come.
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