Driveway Gates in Weybridge | Types of Access Control Systems for Electric Gates

At Harrier Gates, we understand security and peace of mind remain the most appealing aspects of having driveway gates installed. Whether it’s decorative wooden gates at a private home in Weybridge or a commercial premises in the vicinity with metallic electric gates, these installations optimise access control. However, in order to allow access, we need to fit a control system with the most convenience for the user. In our role as specialists in gate automation and gate repairs, we integrate a selection of access control systems to suit any requirement.

If you have been considering options for gate automation at your property, we have listed below some of the most popular systems for access control.

To discuss anything from security to our range of metallic and wooden gates, please contact us. From new installations to gate repairs, we always remain on hand for our customers.

Wired Intercoms
As the name suggests, the wired systems we install at Weybridge properties connect to each other via a wire. This wire runs from the intercom handset in the home or workplace to the call module mounted by the electric gates. Inside the home, we lay wiring relatively easily, ensuring a neat and tidy finish. Outside, however, we must lay the wires underground inside armoured trunking or within a conduit along external walls. This approach protects wiring against damage that may disable the access system, keeping your electric gates safe and secure.

Radio Intercoms
These access systems communicate in much the same way as the transmitters and receivers used to open and close our metallic and wooden gates. When used, the voice and video data, as well as the control signals, transmit across specific radio frequencies. As long as interference can be avoided, this method of access control provides highly effective results for your driveway gates. With a clear space free of buildings, bushes and trees, DECT radio systems have a range of up to 300m to 400mm. This makes them a great choice for gate automation projects on larger properties in the Weybridge area.

Wi-Fi Intercom Systems
Like any specialists in gate automation and gate repairs, we always look to embrace new, proven technology. Wi-Fi systems represent exactly that. While we tend to utilise an existing wi-fi network, new networks can be setup solely for intercom communication. In areas where the house sits at a distance from the driveway gates, wi-fi boosters help to maintain a strong signal. However, in simple terms, if the wi-fi signal fails, the intercom system for your electric gate will not work. When connected to the nearest router, these systems usually have the capability to connect to the internet. This allows communication and gate control via an app from any location in the world.

Naturally, these options all have advantages and disadvantages unique to your own electric gates. To discuss the best option for your property, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If you live in Weybridge and want to talk over anything from wooden gates to gate repairs and everything in between, call 01483 379 954.