Why You Should Install Card Readers For Easy Gate Security
Home security is at the forefront of every homeowner’s mind. Whether you live in a rough neighborhood or a seemingly innocent town, you never know when your home may become the target of a robbery or some other type of crime. In order to keep yourself and your family well-protected so that you can sleep better at night, you may want to install an automated security gate. In addition to choosing a type and style of gate, you will also need to figure out what method you will use to open your gate.
Most automated fences come with the option of one of these three access methods: intercom system, keypad access, and card reader. Although all three choices offer much more security than nothing at all, card readers are a preferred gate-opening method for many homeowners, since they are easy to use and cannot be easily duplicated. Additionally, a card reader cannot be picked like a regular lock, so it is a great deterrent to would-be criminals. Here are a few additional reasons why card readers are a great choice for your automated gate system:
Card readers make it possible to see exactly who has entered and exited your property at a given time. If you give each individual in your home a unique card reader, it will make it easier for you to keep tabs on anyone who enters or leaves your property. If you have any teenagers who like to stay out too late or sneak out in the middle of the night, a card reader system can keep a log of every time their cards are swiped to either enter or leave the property.
Card readers are also very desirable because they do not require any memorization like a traditional keypad. Many homeowners find it difficult to memorize their keypad code, which could potentially result in them being locked out of their own homes at inopportune times. To keep this from happening, and to eliminate the risk of having someone else guess the keypad entry code, it is a good idea to have a card reader installed instead.
If you are like the average homeowner, you simply do not have time to drop everything you are doing and go to the intercom system every time someone wants to approach your property. A card reader helps to eliminate some of the hassle associated with intercom access systems so that you have more time to do the things you need to do.
If you want to maximize home security in the most convenient way possible, consider installing a card reader access system for your security gate.
Mark advises people on fence and security techniques and industry trends. You can find his thoughts at his fence blog.