One of the biggest benefits of installing an automatic gate on your property is a combination of security and convenience. Your home is better protected from unwanted visitors but you can still easily enter and exit as you want, opening and closing the automatic gate remotely. It makes a huge difference compared to getting out of your car to manually open the gate!
There are several methods that you can use to open your automatic gate remotely to ensure you get the utmost convenience from your gate. Some are better than others, although the amount you want to spend and the number of remote-control access devices you need will influence which works best for you.
Here are the top 3 most convenient ways to open your automatic gate remotely:
As the name suggests, a remote-control device is usually the most convenient way to open your automatic gate remotely! There are various remote control devices for automatic gates, some with advanced features while others are more basic.
In most cases, it involves pressing a button or combination of buttons on the control device to send a signal to the receiver on the gate. This prompts the gate to open from various distances, with the more advanced remote control gate openers featuring an impressive range.
As the cheapest and most convenient device for opening an automatic gate, you cannot go wrong with a remote controller for quick and easy access to your property.
Fob or card access is another convenient way to remotely open an automatic gate, although the fact it needs to contact a sensor means you need to be a certain distance from the gate. This may not be much of an issue however, considering you need to wait for the gate to open anyway!
Plus, unlike a keypad that requires a number to be manually entered, you simply need to place the fob or card within reach of the receiver and the rest takes care of itself.
While you do need to contact the fob or card with the sensor near the gate, it remains a very convenient way to open the gate, especially because you don’t need to get outside of your vehicle!
While not the most secure form of entry, a proximity entry system offers plenty of convenience by automatically opening when your car is within a specific proximity of the sensor. Just pull up to the gate and it will start opening itself, offering the utmost convenience as you don’t need any type of device on you.
Of course, the big drawback is that restricting access is more difficult, although you can turn the proximity entry system off when you’re home to have more controlled access to your property.
For top-notch automatic gates for your home or business, Superior Gate Services is the trusted local choice. To get ideas and to see some recent examples of our work, take a look at our gallery page. When you are looking for a new gate or any related equipment, we welcome you to either contact us through our website or call us at (855) 747-4283 and one of our friendly representatives will be glad to answer any questions you have, or arrange a free consultation with no obligation.