When it comes to automatic gate controls, the industry offers a variety of ways to prevent unauthorized access. One method frequently selected by shoppers is a gate intercom. These units typically require an indoor intercom that must be purchased separately. The gate units can be wireless or wired, and long-range outdoor intercoms - with up to a 4,000-foot range - are also available.
Card access systems require users to have a card that can be "read" and authenticated before the gates will operate. Certain models do not require users to "swipe" the card; merely having the card within range is sufficient. Keypad systems require operators to enter a "PIN" or code number to gain access, and some models can be integrated with an intercom system as well. Gate transmitters operate in a manner similar to an automatic garage door opener, and some models can be coded to operate both a gate and a garage door. Cell phone gate openers require an administrator to enter or delete authorized numbers, after which operators can use their cell phones to operate the gate. This solution is frequently chosen to allow visitors, service technicians or contractors to have access without divulging the gate code.
Other supplies are also available. Control units allow a convenient way to run diagnostics, program or control an automatic gate. Gooseneck pedestals offer a stylish way to mount keypads or intercoms. Lock boxes are designed to give access to emergency responders or postal carriers. Driveway vehicle detectors are buried driveway sensors that detect the motion of vehicles and allow them to exit.
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