Accessories To Add To Your Automated Driveway Gate To Enhance Security

Even after automating your driveway door, you still need to add other accessories to enhance security. Whether you have a sliding or swinging automated gate, a criminally minded individual will still find a way into your property. For example, a burglar can jump over the fence and cut the chain on your chain slide gate, gaining full access to your house. You need to add the some other safety products to your gate to increase your security.  Take an opportunity to look at some of the security accessories described below and find the best one that suits your needs.

Magnetic lock

Adding a magnetic lock to your automated gate will enhance its security immensely. This lock is equipped with a two-part system that uses the strike plate and magnet to secure your gate. The magnet stays in place as long as the gate system is active. To gain access through the gate, you need to enter a unique code into the magnetic lock panel so that it is released from the strike plate. Alternatively, the magnetic lock is also opened using a remote to issue a command. It is difficult for any intruder to bypass this lock unless they cut the electrical supply of the entire gate. To counter this threat, you need to install a battery powered backup system in case of a power outage. By so doing, you can rest assured that your driveway is very secure.  

Intercom system

If you cannot see your driveway gate when you are inside the house, you need to install an intercom system. The guests and delivery trucks will use it to announce their arrival before gaining access to your property. You should consider using an intercom system with video surveillance so that you can see and talk to anyone waiting at your gate. This system will also help you to identify anyone trying to enter your property without consent.

Infrared sensor

Another accessory you can add to your driveway gate is an infrared sensor.  This product emits a light beam that runs from one side of the gate to the other. If an intruder passes through the invisible light, the beam is broken and the gate stops and reverses.  Also, the infrared sensor prevents small pets and children who may slip out unnoticed through a closing gate from leaving the property.

Installing any of the accessories described above on your automated driveway gate will boost the security of your house significantly.  Purchase your products from a qualified installation company like Incom Inc and let their professionals carry out the task of adding these accessories to your gate.  

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