Automated Gate Entry: Key Pad versus Remote Access

At GateKraft, we install driveway gates; there are a number of ways to open gates manually or automated. Automatic ways of opening gates include by remote or by key pad, here we consider the benefits.

Remote Access:

Gate remotes have one or two buttons; the buttons open and close the gate. Modern day remotes have highly sophisticated algorithms that mean security issues are almost unheard of.

Key pad Access:

Key pad access can be considered a better method to gain access, because in terms of security the only people who can gain entry are those who know the number sequence set by the owners. Of the two options the key pad will prove the more expensive option.

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When considering the benefits it is a matter of personal situation, if security is your driver for installing electric gates then the key pad is definitely the option to go with; however remote access is still very secure and far less expensive.

GateKraft are experts in designing, manufacturing and installing automated gates and can offer advice on which option would best suit your requirements, for more information contact us on 01494 611 111.

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Automatic gates are a worthy investment, they secure your home or business to offer you peace of mind; providing the convenient option of automatic opening and closing, giving you control over who you let in and out of your property. While automatic gates have a wealth of benefits there are certain problems that can occur, and that’s why we, here at GateKraft, want to make you aware of the most common issues to ensure you know when to all in a professional.

Gate Operation: You might need to call in the professionals if you experience any operational problems, try operating your gates manually; if the movement of your gates does not feel smooth, it is possible that a track might be worn, additionally the chain, hinges or operating arm could need repairing.

Sensors: A gate that suddenly ceases to function could have a sensor that has been blocked. Check for obstructions and clear away anything, such as overgrown bushes, in its way. The same applies to gates that slide on tracks; it’s best to prune regularly to avoid overgrown trees, bushes and shrubs blocking sensors and tracks.

Remote Access: Don’t be fooled by a gate that refuses to budge when operating it by remote control, while hugely convenient, it’s easy to overlook the need to change batteries in remote controls.

Pest Control: If your gates are in a secluded out of the way location, they could be a breeding ground for nature. You might find that bees, mice, or birds find a home and effect the inner workings of your gates mechanics. If you find bees or wasps have found sanctuary in your gates play it safe and call a professional pest removal company.

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For more information about repairs when you find your gate refuses to work as required, call GateKraft on 01494 611 111.