Guide to Selecting Access Controls

The access controls you select for a gate application vary based on the site requirements. Important questions like who requires access and if network is available will help determine which access controls would work best for the client. Here are three common application scenarios and our recommendations.


Scenario #1 - Residential application with a gate at the end of the driveway.


In this scenario, the gate at the end of the driveway acts as a front door for the client. Just as residents would need a key to the front door, they will need a secure way to open their gate. The best way to achieve this is through SEA LADYBUG transmitters and/or the SEA CLOUD smartphone app. Similarly, when visitors approach a front door, they ring the doorbell. The DoorBird D2101KV IP Video Door Station acts like a doorbell at the gate and will notify the resident when the call button is pushed. The resident can use the corresponding app on their phone or tablet to view who is at the gate and grant access from anywhere in the world. Also, the DoorBird unit has a keypad for entry with a code programmed and provided by the resident.


Scenario #2 - Residential application with a gate that restricts access to backyard and/or laneway.


In this scenario, only a portion of the property has restricted access. Visitors are still able to drive or walk up the driveway and access the front door. Therefore, it is important that residents have secure access to the gate with SEA LADYBUG transmitters and/or the SEA CLOUD smartphone app. A keypad mounted to the post would also be useful for pedestrian traffic. As for visitor access, a DoorBird D1101V IP Video Door Station can be installed at the front door and act like a doorbell. Residents can view who is at their door with the smartphone app and grant the visitor access, even when they are not at home.


Scenario #3 - Commercial/Industrial application with gate for restricted access.


Commercial and industrial business locations install gates to restrict access to various parts of the property. Some examples include separating employee and visitor parking or blocking off the storage yard at the rear of the building. In these cases, a group of specified users will need access to the gate. The best way to achieve this is with the DoorBird D2101KV IP Video Door Station with RFID reader that can be scheduled during a certain time frame (i.e. 8am-5pm). Those permitted access would be given proximity tags to scan to open the gate. Visitors without tags would need to use the call button to speak to someone for access.


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