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By: Abercrombie Automation  09-12-2011
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Photobeams Photobeams protect anything that “breaks” the beam (vehicles, pedestrians, animals and, especially, children) which causes a reversal of the gate operators. Two sets of photobeams are recommended for best coverage.

Free Exit For residential purposes, this in-ground loop or radio system automatically opens and closes your gate system to allow guests or visitors to exit your property without you having to do anything.

Gate Stops (concealed) Gate stops are required on all FAAC gate systems. Stops limit the extent of gate travel and help protect the operator from damaging wear and tear. Stops can be fabricated and attached to the gate leaves, but don’t look particularly attractive and can also create unsafe “pinch points.” These problems can be solved by installing gate stops that are totally concealed inside the gate operator cover.

Warning Light A warning light will alert anyone near the gate of its imminent movement plus helps to illuminate the gate area.

Battery Back-up Having a battery back-up unit as part of your gate system provides the peace of mind of knowing that your gate will
continue to operate even if the power goes out.

Gate Operator The swing gate operator (either gate-mounted or in-ground)automates the gate.

Control Panel The “brain” of the gate system, the control panel is usually housed in a fiberglass or metal, weather-resistant enclosure along with other important access control devices. For security and safety, it is recommended that this enclosure be lockable. Another recommended option is to install a “pre-wired” control system from the manufacturer that provides accurate, organized wiring which is extremely helpful in future troubleshooting or repairs.

Access Control Options A variety of access control devices are available, including these conventional options:. Keypad: provides multiple codes for different visitorssuch as relatives, workers, regular deliveries, etc. Keyswitch/card reader: simplified access control usinga special key or coded plastic card. Telephone entry: connects to existing phone line and features distinctive ring to alert you that someone is atthe gate. Gates can be opened from the phone itself, and a “hold open” feature allows for gates to remain open for extended periods of time. Radios: radio receiver plugs into control panel andtransmitters are conveniently kept in vehicles or on key ring.

Loops Normally used to activate traffic lights, In-ground loop detectors can also signal your gate operator to open or close. But remember, they are designed to protect vehicles only, not to protect pedestrians or individuals inside the fenced area.

Keywords: Access Control