An effective and suitable method of controlling access to your property is part and parcel of having an electric gate kit. By adding the method of control most suited to your lifestyle and those inhabiting your home, you can really make the most of your automated gating. Whoever automated your gates will undoubtedly have a number of options to choose from, and your choice will largely depend on your preference and budget. However, rest assured that, if they don’t, there are plenty of other specialists out there who are able to fit access controls quickly and cheaply to both new and existing automated gates. So what choices are on offer?
Vehicle Detection Devices
As the nomenclature suggests, this equipment operates upon the premise that the majority of persons entering your domestic or commercial property will be doing so in a vehicle. Using sophisticated microprocessor technology, ‘loop detector’ access controls are able to identify the approach of a vehicle and automate the gate accordingly.
A huge benefit of this option is the fact that the highly reliable devices are provided with a comprehensive two year guarantee. This means that you’re not left with immovable gates in the event of a breakdown.
Remotes and Receivers
The products in this category are many and varied, but what they have in common is the fact that they allow you to control your gate from a distance. Whether this means opening gating from your vehicle when coming or going, or controlling which visitors gain access from a safe distance within your property, the value of this technology is clear.
Remotes are more suited to domestic properties where vehicular and pedestrian visitors are equally as common. Remember that very often individual components can also be purchased, such as generic receivers that are compatible will a variety of system types.
Keypads and Intercoms
Representing the most high tech option of all electric gate kit access controls, intercoms, including video feed technology, provide you with detailed information on the visitor in question. This can include the sound of their voice or how they look, all delivered from the safety of within your home itself. There’s no better option than this kind of access control, but video kits especially, do come at a price. For those on a tighter budget, code based keypads or simple push buttons might be more appropriate, all of which are specifically designed to offer a high standard of weather resistance. For more information on electric gate kits and/or access controls, contact a specialist directly.