Understanding The Different Gate Access Control Systems

Whether you run a business or own a substantial residential property, chances are you’re relying on gates to secure your spaces. Most modern gates have automation to allow for convenient operation. But advanced access control systems can make coming and going seamless for all users and optimize security on your property. Here’s an overview of various access control systems and how they could benefit your property.

Do You Need an Access Control System?

Any business with exterior space or a parking facility should have gates to safeguard against theft or vandalism. If you run an operation requiring stringent safety measures, you also need gates to protect the public and reduce your company’s exposure to potential litigation. A commercial access control system enables you to limit comings and goings to authorized personnel or approved visitors. You can also limit access to certain times of day.

If your home and yards are secured with gates, access controls can remove the hassle of managing your household. A keyless system can reduce the need for each household member to have keys that can easily get lost or stolen. Some residential access control solutions enable you to allow delivery or service people onto your property, even if you’re not at home to receive them. You can also remove access from individuals promptly, should the need arise.

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What Type of Access Control System Is Right for You?

Physical keys can easily fall into the wrong hands, especially if each family member or employee has one. The following options for access controls help minimize your vulnerability to unauthorized visitors.

  • Keypad systems. With a keypad system, there’s no key to lose because each individual uses their own passcode. If you need to revoke access from an individual, it’s a simple matter of deprogramming their code. Anti-hacking technology can safeguard against security breaches, and battery backup ensures your keypad system doesn’t lock you out during a power outage.
  • Remote control systems. A tried-and-true option for vehicular access, a pre-programmed remote-control device has long been a preferred driveway or parking garage access solution. Newer models can generate hacker-resistant rolling codes. Compatibility with HomeLink® and Car2U® technologies enables you to streamline remote capabilities with your car’s built-in system and control access from anywhere via a mobile app.
  • Wi-Fi compatibility. Mobile apps aren’t limited to third-party in-vehicle systems. Many gate openers can be enhanced with integrated access solutions like Genie®’s Aladdin Connect, which can communicate with your mobile phone and smart home systems like Google Home and Amazon Echo.
  • Intercom and telephone systems. If you run a large operation with a high volume of traffic — think office buildings, condos, and schools — arrivals may have to be granted access by authorized people, either dedicated staff or individual unit occupants. These systems allow for people to “buzz in” and wait for someone to release the lock. Intercom systems are stand-alone technology, whereas telephone entry systems rely on phone lines.

As you can see, functionality features and operational requirements vary widely among these systems. The right solution for you depends on your security needs and the volume of traffic requiring access to your property. It’s best to talk it over with an expert before committing to a specific solution.

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Why Choose Creative Door Services™?

Why do so many homes and businesses rely on Creative Door Services™, not just for door and gate hardware but also for security and access control solutions? Here are just a few reasons.

  • Certified technicians. In addition to their extensive training and experience, our team members uphold our industry standards through engagement with professional associations.
  • Safety focus. Our commitment to safety and security includes both our staff and the customers we serve. We don’t take risks with our workers, and we won’t put your property at risk.
  • On-hand inventory. Our extensive selection of products and replacement components makes installations, repairs, and replacements a breeze.
  • Premium customization. We have a rich track record of successful custom-build projects for properties ranging from high-end residential homes to massive industrial structures.

For ongoing upkeep and fool-proof security, consider investing in our planned maintenance program.

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Access-Controlled Gates and Doors for Western Canadian Homes And Businesses

At Creative Door Services™, our expertise includes professional installation of doors and gates, and we offer a wide range of security and access control solutions for residential and commercial customers. Our knowledgeable team is on hand to advise on the system best suited to your property.

Contact us today to talk with one of our experts about your security concerns and access control needs. You can find us in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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