When you think of the safety and easy access for your community, what comes to mind? Physical security guards, vehicle barcodes, telephone entry keypads, key cards, key fobs, and a variety of many other options are used to gain access to installations. In practicality, homeowners choose gated communities to restrict vehicular access and obtain a sense of security.
Gates and automatic gate operators are typically found together in most communities. It is not reasonable to choose one over the other. Considering how your gate opens, your community’s concerns about safety, and the sources of power available to power your automatic gates become essential.
Numerous security measures should be included in the gate you choose. Automatic gates are large and unwieldy, and if they hit a person, a pet, or another object, they can cause severe injury. There are features for halting the gate, like leveraging infrared photo beams to help the gate understand an obstruction. As soon as the block is detected, the entrance should stop closing and reopen.
There are two ways to allow access to visitors in a gated community:
• Visitors can acquire access by calling a tenant through an intercom or telephone entry system or SafePassage Virtual Attendant.
• If the gate doesn’t even have an entry system, an attendant analyzes visitors’ credentials and calls tenants to confirm the visitor.
Police officers and firefighters, for instance, usually have unique access credentials to the gated community and do not need to request access. Other access control systems have a unique feature that allows emergency vehicles access through strobe lights or emergency radios. These features override the electronic gates and quickly open the gate, allowing all emergency vehicles access.