Gate Access Control: Read This Before Installing!

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Hey there, I’m Zach Palmquist, the director of engineering at Safe and Sound Security. Today, we’re delving into the world of gate access control systems and addressing some of the queries that commonly arise. So, let’s get started with an informative and friendly session that’ll clear up your doubts.

Exploring Types of Credentials

When it comes to gate access control systems, there’s a range of credentials available. For vehicle gates, the possibilities are exciting. Long-range readers and RFID stickers for tenants provide seamless access. Visitors in an HOA or apartment complex can use a touch screen display to select a tenant, enabling video communication. If you prefer an old-school approach, dial-out entry systems can also work wonders.

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License Plate Recognition Integration

License plate recognition and gate access control systems can be integrated, although it’s an evolving technology. While some companies are in beta testing, one notable example is Verkada, who are working on integrating their license plate recognition cameras with their access control panel. This innovation has the potential to streamline access by automatically recognizing and allowing entry to vehicles with whitelisted plates.

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Understanding Entry Logs and Audit Trails

Absolutely, gate access control systems come with entry logs or audit trails. This is a vital component of a robust security system. Every access granted is logged, ensuring accountability and transparency. Setting up individual user profiles is essential, as it allows you to track who’s coming and going. You can even run detailed reports to analyze entry patterns, making sure you’re on top of security.

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Wireless vs. Hardwired Options

Wireless access control systems are gaining popularity, particularly in areas where getting a reliable wired connection is challenging. Cellular-based options, paired with cloud-based access control systems, offer convenience and efficiency. A small cellular module is added to the access control panel, enabling communication via the cloud. It’s an innovative solution that’s easier to deploy and works wonders for various applications.

So, whether you’re considering vehicle gates or pedestrian gates, if you’re looking to upgrade your access control system, we’re here to help at Safe and Sound Security. Don’t hesitate to reach out, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you with your project.

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