Vehicle gate access control demands integrating various systems to keep unauthorized cars out.
Everything from high voltage electrical, to concrete modification, trenching, welding, low voltage systems (<50 volts), and manual labor is required to accomplish a fundamental task of access: keeping the bad guys on the outside of the fence.
In this note, we examine the various facets of gate access, from design to install, and even the special equipment needed to get the job done.
Defining what 'Ground Loops' Are
Answering Why Vehicle Gates Require Them
Special Card Reader Pedestals
When Long Range Readers Are Needed
Integrating High Powered Operators
Why Intercoms and Lights Are Important
Gate Access Design
The most common method of restricting vehicle and pedestrian access at property lines is through fences and gates. While security integrators are not typically tasked with designing or installing perimeter fences, many find themselves working to integrate access control with them.
The image below is a typical example of how a gate is integrated with various systems to work with electronic access:
The major parts of the system are typically only used with vehicle access applications: