ELECTRONIC GATE ACCESS
Crime is rife and one resorts to the simplest means to protect
your premises and possessions by installing high steel fences
around the property. The electronic gate access would be the
next option, however one can bear in mind that an existing
manual gate can be adapted and utilized to have electronic
openers attached to them.
A sense of relief will come knowing
that your children and pets will no longer be able to access
the busy road but are safe behind closed gates. In rural areas,
farmers can protect their live-stock from stock thieves by
the installation of a sturdy electronic fence and gate system.
For a driveway entrance it would be wiser to opt for the sliding
gate whereas the in-and-out garden gate would be best suited
to the swing gate variety. The advantage to electronic gate
access is that unwanted callers are kept out, and by using
audio communications you can ask the callers to identify themselves
before allowing entry.
One does not have to have a hawker
or beggar coming right up to your front door but in the event
of illness, where you require such a service, pushbuttons
with a timer allow access. Security cameras can be installed
to provide added security. Make sure that experienced people
are hired for the installation as in recent years there has
been such an explosive growth in fence and gate trade because
of the crime rate, that all sorts of ''jumping on the bandwagon''
businesses have sprung up that are not able to deliver an
Electronic gates also act as a deterrent to burglars as they
close automatically; gates that are opened and closed manually
sometimes become just too much effort, and along with just
being careless, the gate is left open, and the news on radio
and television are constant reminders of what can happen in
such cases. Most electronic gates have a release mechanism
that allows the gate to be opened manually in the event of
their being a power cut and that can be put back to remote
mode once the power has been restored.
Property-wise, an electronic fence and gate system can only
add value to your property, as security sense is top priority
these days but at the same time enhancing the appearance of
When one lives in a cluster development scheme, the stream
of residents and visitors going in and out means that the
gate could be moving 250 times a day depending upon the amount
of residents, living in the cluster, which puts pressure on
the power supply, causing over-heating, then what started
as a smooth operating device soon takes it toll on the wear
of the wheels, the rail can become damaged and the gate no
longer aligns with the catch brackets.
Preventative maintenance is imperative to ensure that electronic
gate access, whether it be sliding or swing, is serving the
all important purpose for which it was installed.