Access control is a fundamental form of security, centering on entry points to a given space. Gate access control opens a small world of possibilities, with a range of devices and apparatuses possible. There are a number of ways to control access to any location, with a few shared basic truths between them. Number one is the method of control.
Whether you’ve got a commercial or private property, you’ll want to choose the right access control for any existing gates. The size, structure, and security apparatus of your gates will be determined by the needs of your environment. Gates can be built in many shapes and sizes, for pedestrian or vehicle traffic, and must always be controlled by an effective mechanism. This mechanism may be manual or electronic, reflecting the amount of convenience and security needed for your particular application.
Gate access is controlled by common style swing, sliding, or even lift gates. Movement of the gate itself is controlled by a number of methods that differ in important ways, both locally and remotely.
The most direct type of gate access control means using a button, keypad, card, or some other form of electronic entry that is located on the gate mechanism itself. Those seeking entry must interact with this device to be granted access, showing the proper credentials. Remote entry is another common option here. This type of gate access control uses a device located either on a person or in their vehicle to recognize and allow entry, so that only those with the proper wireless credentials are granted access. Finally, automatic entry is the most convenient option. This means that pressure sensors or motion detectors recognize a person or vehicle and allow entry at a controlled pace, but does not require specific credentials.
Of course, the best gate access control method is whatever will be used, so the mixture of convenience and security that you prefer should meet at a happy medium.
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