When you have a private community, ranch, estate, or campus you need good protection from intruders. One of the classiest ways to get this protection is by installing a fence with an automatic gate system. It adds a certain amount of flair to any estate or private home. It can also be important for keeping the residents of your community safe. Here’s what you need to know about automatic gate systems so that you can choose the right one for you.
It’s a system.
This is not just a fancy gate, this is an entire automated system. What that means is that your gate can be controlled on varying levels of security, creating a controlled access path. Some automatic gate systems can be operated by a guard who stands at the terminal and allows people to pass with the proper identification. These types of gate offer a great deal of security and are recommended for secure facilities such as military bases or research facilities. However, if you are a residence seeking an automatic gate system then you may opt for an entirely automated option. Gates that are entirely automated comes in several forms. There are types with vehicle detection technology, types without, and types that operate via touchpad, remote, or swipe card. Without a vehicle detection system the gates opens and closes on its own without regard to the car passing through. Things can get dicey for that car.
Vehicle detection technology is very helpful.
Safety is the number one concern of Hercules Fencing and vehicle detection provides that quite well. There are loops that can be laid into the driveway so that when a car approaches, the gate will open and stay open until the car has passed through safely. There are photo eyes that can be mounted near the gate that will also detect a vehicle’s approach. Finally, there are also metal detectors that can tell when a vehicle is getting close to the gate. Any or all of these options will make vehicles passing through your gate much safer.
If you think you’re ready for an automatic gate system then give us a call at 703-551-2609. We at Hercules Fence will talk you through your options and we can help you get started. You can also contact us on our website or social media pages.