Choosing the best option for operating your gates
In addition to creating and supplying beautiful electric gates, we at TPS offer a wide variety of gate controller options. Two of the most popular options are radio controls and keypads. A radio control can be carried with you and will open your gates at the touch of a button. In contrast, a keypad is usually fixed in place and will only open your gates when it is used to enter a specific code. But which option is right for you?
Radio controls are the most convenient option. All you have to do is point the control at your gates and click the ‘open’ button. If you happen to be driving when you approach your gates, you don’t even have to get out of your car! In addition to being convenient, radio controls are also very straightforward since you don’t have to memorise any codes in order to operate them. If you just need an easy-to-use, efficient system for opening and closing your gate, you might want to opt for a radio control. However, radio controls aren’t the most secure option, since anyone can pick one up and use it. If more people than just you use your automated gates, you might need extra security, in which case you should consider another option.
Luckily, keypads are very secure. Because a keypad requires a code to open your gates, only those who know the code will be able to enter your property. You can also change the code whenever you need to. While they may not be as fast or convenient as radio controls, they will help protect your property. If you’re worried about intruders, it makes more sense to opt for a keypad.
Of course, you can always choose to combine the two options. You may wish to carry a single radio control so that you can easily gain access to your property but also equip the gate with a keypad. This will mean you don’t have to give anyone else a radio control, as you can simply supply visitors with a keypad code. You may also wish to consider installing an intercom, so you can open your gates to guests from inside your property.
However you choose to operate your electric gates, contact us today and we can supply and install the necessary equipment.