Entry and Exit Solutions

Choose the access control system that makes life easier

When we’re planning your automated gates, barriers or bollards, it’s important to consider who’ll need to get in and out of your property, so we can help create the most appropriate access control system from the start.

We can offer you a huge variety of entry access options, whether you require a single button audio intercom for home use or a system that allows you to control who has access to your property when you’re not there.

 

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What’s available for your gates?

There’s a brief guide below. When you meet a member of our team, they’ll be happy to explain these to you further and discuss what’s suitable for your requirements.

Push button

Just press the button and the gates will open and close during the hours set on the timer. A push button can be an invaluable:

  • When you want to leave the property on foot but don’t want to take a radio transmitter with you.
  • As an ideal choice for a ‘trade button’ so regular tradespeople can gain entry during set hours, or for post deliveries or refuse collections in a gated community or should your house have a very long driveway. This allows people to gain entry without disturbing you.

Radio transmitter

The simplest method of entry/exit – a small hand-held fob that will open and close your automated gate at the touch of a button. Every new AutoGate Services installation comes with two radio transmitters as standard.

Keypads

We can install keypads for both entry and exit. They’re particularly useful if many users need to gain access to the property. A code releases the gate(s), and this can be changed if, for example, a member of staff leaves and won’t need access in the future. They’re also useful when you want to go out without taking a radio transmitter, so you can let yourself out and back in.

Proximity readers/swipe cards

These are increasingly popular choices for access control. They work to open or close the gate either by being held close to it or by being inserted in a slot. For ease of use, proximity readers can also be put on a key fob.

They can be set up so that when you present the card, it will register on a computer so office-based personnel can monitor who is in or out of the building for fire safety or security purposes.

Entry and exit loops

These do require more preparation, as we have to dig a trench in the driveway and bury a cable in a look shape. However, they prove a popular choice as an entry or exit option that enables a gate to open for any vehicle without requiring the driver to alert you via an intercom.

Here’s how they work in essence: when something magnetic such as a bikes, cars or horses’ shoes pass over the loop, this signals the gate to open. We can also install a timer with loops to disable them overnight as an extra safety feature. The sensitivity can be turned up or down, which means that, for example, it can be set so it won’t register to open when horses hooves go near the gate.

Intercoms

Visitors or staff members simply press a button and wait for someone to let them in. The GSM wireless intercoms are extremely popular as they allow you to dial or text to open the gates from your mobile phone. We can advise you on whether these are suitable for your premises. You can also select hardwire intercoms (which require a cable to be laid from the gate to your house/office).

Fireman’s Switch

We can install a fireman’s switch at the gate to allow the Fire Brigade to access buildings in an emergency. It works from a specific key held by a nominated key holder, while the fire service will have their own key on board a fire engine too. Alternatively, should you be unfortunate enough to have a fire and the gates are closed, the fire brigade would have no alternative but to force the gates open to gain access.

Safety photocells

We fit photocells as a standard safety feature. For extra reassurance, we fit two sets – one to stop the gates closing if anything is between them plus a secondary set to pick up any vehicles queuing to use them.

 

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Automation Equipment

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We install either BFT or Nice automation equipment depending on the specific requirements of each site. These parts have never let us down and continue to provide years of reliable service for our many happy customers.

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Push Button

Push Button

Fireman’s Switch

Fireman's Switch

Fireman’s Switch

 

Keypads

Nice MOTB wireless keypad

Nice MOTB wireless keypad

Videx 800NS Surface Mounted Keypad

Videx 800NS Surface Mounted Keypad

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Intercoms

Videx G.S.M. Intercom

Videx G.S.M. Intercom

Videx Hardwire Intercom

Videx Hardwire Intercom

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