An automated gate is a convenient way to keep intruders out of your property. The best
part is where you do not have to leave your car in order to open or close the gate. Besides,
the gate serves you well during rainy days or nights where a normal gate would force you to get out of the car and let yourself in. By the time you are done, you will be so drenched in rainwater and end up cursing why mother nature had to be so unfair on you. Besides, if you have pets such as dogs and cats, they remain confined within the property without anyone having to worry whether
the gate is closed or not. Automated gates come in two main varieties: slide and swing. The sliding gate opens inwards towards the right or left in a straight line parallel to the fence. With such a
gate, you need an adequate allowance either to the right or left hand side of the main entrance to your home or business. On the other hand, if you opt for a swinging mechanism, it means your gate will either swing inwards or outwards. Here, you need to have a sufficient amount of space for the swing path and two gates one on each post. When open, the two gates swing apart creating room for your car. Conversely, when they close, they converge and close the gap.
Technically, automated gates are operated by a sliding or swing locking systems powered by electric force. There is also a sensor that enables you to control the gate’s opening and closing movements via a remote control device. The system will only unlock upon pressing a specific code or keys on the remote device. However, the mode of operation may differ depending on the security features, make and model of your gate. Your security services provider can explain these specifications to you. Once you have installed the gate, the next thing you have to do is connect it to an access control system.
There are three main access control systems you can use to operate an automated gate. The first of these is a wireless opener. This works just like the remote control device of your television set. Once the gate is functional, installation technicians will program the locking mechanism for you. They will also demonstrate how to use it. You should also learn how to program the gate on your own. The second way is by use of an electronic key. In this case, a sensor is fitted near the gate. To activate the locking mechanism, swipe the key over the sensor and it will immediately swing or slide open. The third mode of operation involves an intercom system. To gain access, one presses the intercom buzzer located outside the gate. Upon identifying yourself, someone inside the property triggers the locking mechanism hence opening the gate to let you in. For enhanced security, you can have CCTV cameras as an additional feature. This enables you to capture the image of the person standing at the gate before allowing them access. Speak to a security services provider today who will advise you on the type of gate your residence or business premises requires.