A Basic Guide to Remote Control Gates11/10/2013 Back To Blog
Many homeowners are considering gate opener installation but are a little overwhelmed by the variety of choice and the functionality of gate remote options. Here is an insight into the various options available.
These models allow the opening and closing of the barrier with the push of a button. It provides the convenience of not having to leave your vehicle to secure your property. They provide consistent entry even in inclement weather and can be a deterrent to potential thieves and intruders.
Many models are equipped with a gate intercom system or cameras. This offers control for the homeowner to confirm the identity of callers before allowing access to the property. This can provide safety and security against unwanted visitors and prevent cold callers from gaining access to your home.
These types of barriers are equipped with irreversible gears which prevent entry by means of force. Certain models are also available with sensors which can detect authorized vehicles allowing them automatic access. This requires a certain degree of programming to set up a list of authorized vehicles which can be easily updated when changes occur.
There is also the possibility of security code access.
This type of multicode remote requires a coded number to allow access. This can provide an additional layer of security but care must be taken with the code and it should be treated with the same security measures as your ATM number, only allowing trusted family members or close friends knowledge of the code.
There are a number of options available for residential gate openers, so it is worth spending a little time researching your options to ensure you select a product which is best suited to your needs. There may be budget considerations which can restrict your choice of model, but there is a great variety allowing a model to suit almost every budget and every specific home requirement.