When choosing your gate, it is essential to consider who will need to get in and out of your property, as this will ultimately decide what type of gate entry system is best for you.
Gate entry systems are an excellent way to increase security and make your gate more convenient and accessible. This blog has outlined the different entry systems, how they work, and their benefits.
What are the different types of gate entry systems?
There are many different types of entry systems to choose from. Some of the most common are:
- Telephone entry systems
- Keypad entry systems
- Wifi entry systems
- Video intercoms
- GSM entry systems
- Remote entry systems
Telephone Entry Systems
Telephone entry systems are one of the most common gate entry systems; they allow visitors to call your home, giving you a notification and direct access to whos trying to enter. They can also be fitted with a camera, which lets you view who is trying to access your property. See Video Intercoms
One of the main benefits of having telephones intercoms is the increased security, as it allows you to communicate directly with visitors and arrivals.
Keypad entry systems
Keypad entry systems work by verifying an authorised code has been entered by a resident. This then sends a signal to the gate release, opening the gate.
Having a keypad entry system brings additional security to your property, as having to enter a pin limits who can enter. However, one downside to keypad entry systems, depending on the type of keypad you have, is that you cannot remotely enter the pin. This can be a hindrance to busy driveways.
Wi-fi Entry Systems
Wifi-dependent entry systems rely on an internet connection to work; this makes them easy to install as no wiring is required. Once the gate system is installed and wifi connected, you must download an app on your phone to lock and unlock the gate. This entry system is the most convenient type, giving you immediate access to your gate without leaving your door.
Another benefit to Wi-Fi-dependent entry systems is the ability to have 24/7 access to monitor your property. Since most Wi-Fi gate entry systems use a smartphone app, you’re likely to always have it with you. This means you can monitor your home and operate the gate from a button, with some systems even sending you notifications when the gate opens or closes. It also means you can open and close your gate while on holiday or when you’re away; this is very convenient if you are waiting for a parcel or want to let a visitor in. This gate entry system can also be paired with a camera, allowing you to monitor your property in greater detail.
Video intercoms are a great additional feature you can add to your gate entry system. Like telephone intercoms, video intercoms let you communicate with visitors entering your property. Furthermore, the benefit of having video intercoms over the standard telephone intercoms is that you can visibly see who is trying to enter your property and not just hear them.
This makes video intercoms great for security, as you can see if intruders or people are trying to access your property without permission. Additionally, video intercoms usually have smartphone connectivity, letting you monitor your property from your phone when or wherever you are.
GSM Entry Systems
GSM entry systems use sim card technology to allow access to a property. When the GSM entry system receives a call, it will check the calling number, and if the number is approved, it will reject the call and open the gate. If the number is not approved, the call will be accepted, and the gate will not open.
Additionally, GSM gate entry systems allow you to open the gate from the comfort of your car, home or even abroad, as you only need a phone signal. This feature makes it easy to allow visitors and arrivals in when you’re not. Another feature of GSM entry systems is they can store multiple phone numbers, making them highly convenient for large families, businesses and residential addresses.
Remote Entry Systems
Remote-controlled gate entry systems send radio signals to the gate opener, allowing the gate to open or close. When the remote or key fob is within proximity to the gate, the gate will open and then close. This allows you to have quick and easy access. The benefit of having a key fob entry system is that it is easy to programme and can be used by anyone; the one downside to key fobs is the proximity, as this limits how far away you can open the gate.
Gate entry systems and intercoms can be fitted to driveway gates, pedestrian gates, garden gates, or any of your choice. If you are undecided on what gate entry system is right for you, contact us here or call us today, and we will be able to answer any questions or queries.
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