I want to fit a Secure Electronic Lock to my Gate, but I do not want the cost & trouble of fitting Gate Automation ?
You can purchase very Secure Electronic Locks that can be made to work with all types of Gates, without having to go the Expense & Trouble of Automate the Gate, this can even be done when there is no easy way to get a mains power supply to the Gate.
Some of the common reasons for customers to want an Electronic Lock are:
- To let Friends & Family have access to the Gate.
- To let temporary workers have access to the Gate.
- Simply to make the Gate more Secure.
- To be able to release the Gate from the Safety & Comfort of your House or Office (no need to deal with unwanted callers face to face).
The starting point has to be the lock, it is best to find a Electro-Mechanical model which only need a limited power supply for a few seconds to operate it, there are many models out there to choose from (click here for an example), some of these locks can also be released using a manual key.
Once you have chosen your Lock, you need to decide how you are going to find the power to operate the Lock, listed below are a few suggestions:
Plug in Transformer:
It is possible to operate a gate system by using plug in transformers provided you have a power supply near to the Gate.
You can choose to use battery power, and have them connected to a charger or build in a regime for regular Battery Charging, the most important issue would be to find the right size Battery which will last for a acceptable time duration between the need for a charge.
The following criteria would be important considerations when deciding what size of Battery you need:
- How many times per day will the Gate Lock be operated ?
- What operating accessories are also being powered by the Battery ?
If you are not sure, please get advice.
This is probably the best way to keep a Battery Charged & Maintained, this will avoid the need for you having to remember to keep charging the batteries, the size of Panel can vary for the same reasons that the battery can vary, so please take advice if you need to work out the best combination of Solar Panel & Battery.
The final decisions that need to be made, is how do you and your visitors release the Gate Lock, there are a multitude of options to choose from including:
- Wireless Intercom.
- Digital Keypad.
- Hidden Switch.
- Manual Release Key.
If you need advice about which Operation Methods should be chosen, or indeed about any of the details listed below you can contact Ultra Secure Direct for No Obligation Advice by Telephone, Live Chat & Email.
By Mark Walter Google