Telephone Entry Systems & Keypads
These units allow a person that is at your gate to press a “Call” button. This activates a call to your home telephone or an alternate number if it has programmed to do so. Most telephone entry systems also have a keypad to allow someone with an authorized code to activate the gate. There are options when it comes to your telephone entry unit.
Hard-wired telephone entry systems have physical wires between the keypad and the gate opener, as well as wires between the keypad and the telephone distribution point at the house. These systems are extremely reliable and help add that extra security.
Wireless telephone entry units are available. They still require physical wires between the keypad and the gate automation. It is not necessary to run physical wires between the telephone entry system and the telephone distribution point at the house. There are technical issues and several differences between the two of these systems. Ask our sales team to go over these differences with you.
As with telephone entry systems there are options when it comes to having a keypad. Keypads are a more budget conscious option, but most certainly don’t come with the “Bells and Whistles” of the telephone entry system.
The keypads are a metal box mounted just outside of your gate on a post set in concrete. Keypads allow a person with an authorized code to punch in and activate the gate. These codes can be given to family, friends or service personnel as desired.
Hard-wired Keypads: Have physical wires between the keypad and the gate opener. These devised are typically more reliable the wireless option.
Wireless Keypads: Transmit a signal that is received by the gate operator via the “receiver” thus the gate opens upon receiving the signal. This is a cheaper option but not as reliable. Wireless keypads require batteries that must be changed regularly.