Automation solutions have become increasingly popular among business owners over the last few years. Door and gate automation offers an effective way of securing business premises and provides the convenience of saving time accessing a property frequented by many people.
Before delving into all the benefits these solutions can bring to your business, let’s explore exactly what door and gate automation is.
How door and gate automation work
Automatic doors and gates move thanks to a specially designed motor or control unit that receives a signal sent by a transmitter, gate remote, remote control, or remote fob. In turn, the control unit controls the motor and triggers the door or gate to open or close.
An access control system can provide alternative ways to open automatic doors and gates. Some systems have a keypad or button outside that triggers a sound inside the building when pressed. Intercoms enable visitors to speak to the building occupants before being let in or kept out. Alternatively, some systems are triggered by biometrics, such as fingerprints. In this case, the door or gate will automatically open after proving a fingerprint on a pad outside the premises.
Benefits of door and gate automation
Many business owners are under the mistaken belief that door and gate automation does nothing more than look good, but this is not the case. Below, we share just a few of the many benefits that come from gate and garage door automation to help you to decide whether it’s the right solution for you.
- Enhanced security
Door and gate automation offer excellent security. When your building is guarded by large, automated gates and doors, there is the peace of mind knowing that nobody can gain access to your property without being authorised.
- More convenience
The automation of a gate specifically, saves visitors the effort of getting out of their vehicles to manually open the gate.
- Saving money
Door and gate automation can reduce insurance premiums on your business premises as it contributes towards security.
- Improves hygiene
Door automation assists in keeping up high standards in hygiene. As we have seen during the COVID pandemic, bacteria spreads quickly when surfaces (like door handles) are touched frequently. Automation of doors eliminates this risk.
- Makes a good first impression
To people looking at your property from the outside, automated gates look well organised and offer excellent curb appeal too.
Interested, but not sure where to start?
If you’re ready to secure your property and enjoy all the benefits that comes along with door and gate automation, speak to the team at Ensol Technologies. We can assist you in finding the right solution for your property.