Different Entry Options for Security Gates01/14/2017 Back To Blog
Even though most people don't think about complexity when they see a gate, these days they can get pretty complex. Although there are still the simple hand operated types that can be opened manually, there are also quite a few other ways for them to be opened and which one you should go with depends on your situation and needs.
The first step is to really assess your security situation and make sure that you need anything more than an automatic gate. On top of that, you need to understand that one of these alone isn't going to bring top level security. If security is your main concern, to be safe, make sure to add other security features to your house or business as well.
To bring some clarity on which one of these might be best for you, let's take a look at the different options:
Keypad Entry Gates
Most of us have probably seen the keypad entry gates where you enter a code to get the doors to open. These are considered, by many, to be the most secure and to be the least pain to deal with. They are a great option if you don't plan on many different people coming in and out.
Along with those benefits, keypad entry also offers the benefit of not having anyone to steal your way of entry, compared to something like the card entry system where someone could steal the card or use your card and return it. As long as you don't give anyone your PIN number or password, no one is getting in except you.
Keypad entry types are also considered, by professionals, to be a little easier to install than the card-entry types.
Card Entry Gates
These types are considered to be some of the best for businesses and places of work that need to make sure they know who is getting in and out, and in some cases, even know what time they got in and out. Some of these cards use chips, and some of them are cards that you insert into a box in order to get the doors to open.
As stated above, one of the downsides to getting into somewhere with a card, is that cards are very easily misplaced or stolen. With that being said, if you are one to misplace things often, this option might not be for you.
However, assuming that no one takes your card and everyone keeps a good handle on their own, this choice is not one that is easily bypassed. It's one of the hardest to get into, if not impossible, without a card. This is due to the uniqueness in each and every person's card.
Remote Entry Gates
Remote Entry types are exactly what they sound like. They need a remote to be opened, pretty similar to a garage door. This is by far one of the easiest options if you plan on having a lot of people come in and out of your business, or for an apartment complex, or if you just want something simple for your home security.
These are pretty secure as long as everyone holds onto their remotes, but if being secure is your main priority, you should probably stick to one of the above methods of entry.
In the end, it all comes down to your needs and preferences. Take the above facts into consideration, know what works best for you, and make your decision! Hopefully we helped you do that.