Three of the Most Popular Automatic Gate Systems for Parking Garages
Parking garages require a robust gate system to ensure efficient vehicle management and provide revenue. There are various options available when it comes to choosing a gate system for a parking garage, with manual and automatic gates being widely used for parking control.
Given their ease of use and ability to collect revenue, automatic gate systems are perhaps the most popular type of parking system for a commercial parking garage. Here are three of the most popular automatic gate systems currently in use:
Automatic Boom Gates
The most popular type of automatic gate system found in parking garages in unquestionably the boom gate. Also popular for toll booths and check points, boom gates allow for quick and easy manage of vehicles, helping to control the flow of traffic in and out of a parking garage.
With a large arm that rises above the vehicle when access is granted, boom gates are easy to monetize when pairing with a controlled access system, such as an automatic ticket entry station, which is why they have become so widely used.
Some parking garages use automatic boom gates with a booth controller, where an employee provides tickets and grants access to and from the garage, so it’s always a very versatile system that can be used to suit the requirements of each parking garage.
Automatic Cantilever Gate
A much more robust form of security compared to a boom gate, automatic cantilever gates are a larger type of slide gate that provides more restricted access, making them a popular choice for parking garages placing a strong focus on security.
As one of the easiest types of gates to automate, a cantilever gate is simple to operate with an automatic entry system, and the fact they open horizontally rather than vertically (like a boom gate) means they are good for parking garages with limited height.
Automatic Swing Gates
While not as popular in parking garages as boom or cantilever gates, swing gates offer many advantages that make a good choice in commercial parking environments. For instance, they are quick and easy to install, while their design makes them appropriate for garages with inclines that make other types of gates difficult.
Swing gates offer the same degree of control and restriction as other gates, although do take longer to open and close. They are quite easy to maintain however, as their opening system is typically more simple to repair compared to sliding gates such as a cantilever, which have more complex chain and pully systems.
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