Security Gate Openers – Automatic Gate Opening for Exiting Vehicles
For the majority of gate installations, whether they are sliding, swinging or barrier gates, access security is needed mainly for vehicles entering a facility. Access control options for all Linear gate operating systems supplied by our discount fence supplies company provide a wide range of ways to allow entry only by authorized vehicles, including keypad, push-button, card-reader, key operated or radio controls. For exiting vehicles, however, security may not be a concern, so automatic or simple manual gate opening controls can provide convenience and improve traffic efficiency. When security for exiting vehicles is not needed, any of the following control methods can give an opening signal to the gate operating equipment:
- Simple Manual Controls – A simple push-button control, mounted on a gooseneck stand allows drivers to signal the controller to open the gate. For maximum convenience, the push-button device should be located at the correct height for the vehicle driver’s position. Bi-level gooseneck stands are available to locate a gate-opening button at both automobile and truck height on the same stand. It’s an inexpensive option that provides a trouble-free, convenient exit method.
- Vehicle Detection Loops – For most installations where automation is used, vehicle detection loops are installed on both sides of the gate. Linear gate openers can use the inside detector loop to signal the approaching of an exiting vehicle and automatically open the gate. A stop sign should indicate the correct stopping position for exiting vehicles to allow time for the gate to open before the vehicle proceeds.
- Vehicle Detection Probes – Where detector loops are not used, as in installations opened and closed by security staff members, buried probe vehicle detectors available as accessories for Linear gate operators can function as opening control devices. These probes, however, cannot be used as gate reversing devices, and cannot substitute for loop detectors. Most Linear gate operators are compatible with these probes.
- Other Exit Control Methods – Where vehicles use radio transmitter access control equipment, it can be used for exiting as well as for entrance purposes. Similarly, gates using card, keypad, intercom or security staff access control can duplicate those controls for exit purposes. Where security is important for exiting vehicles, automatic or simplified exit controls are not needed in any case.
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The security and access control specialists at our Minneapolis-based security fence products company are always ready to help customers with all questions about gate operating systems and access control accessories. They will assist you in selecting the exact products you need for any installation requirements. By helping you to create a complete, all-inclusive order, our representatives ensure that everything will be delivered in a single order, eliminating installation delays. It’s all part of our dedication to complete customer service and satisfaction. Add that to our highly competitive volume-based pricing and direct shipping to your location, and you’ll be able to keep your project on schedule and within your budget. Call us today to discuss your gate opener and other security fencing product needs, and take advantage of our full-service capabilities.