Acces control systems will never go out of style in South Africa. Whether they are used to open a door within a company, or should they form a part of your property’s security, access control systems play an important role.
The most simple of access control systems for gates, include a remote control (or an app) which will allow you to open the gate with a simple click of the button. These simple yet highly effective systems are perfect for keeping unwanted or unauthorised people out, and they can also make your life a whole lot easier when you don’t have to leave your vehicle to open your gate.
While on their own, these gate access control systems can certainly add that additional security you might be looking for, there is a way that you can take things to the next level.
And that is by adding a gate intercom.
There are a number of reasons why you should pair your gate access control with the gate intercom:
- It improves security
You can’t always see your gate, and when you have an unexpected guest, the last thing you will want to do is simply buzz them in! That goes completely against the purpose of having an access control system in the first place. By having an intercom, you will be alerted to the presence of a visitor and you will then be able to speak to them all via the intercom. Depending on the type you buy, you might also be able to see the person you are speaking to. Once the visitor has been identified and their purpose for visiting is known, you can either let them in or ask them to leave.
- It’s convenient
Having the opportunity to be notified that there is someone at your gate is very convenient. This also allows you to determine if the visitor poses any risks. This is again a great benefit if you are unable to see who is at your gate.
The intercom system can be very easily integrated with other security systems such as your existing access control set up as well as any CCTV systems you might have in place. This integration will allow you to manage your access points from one central location or platform.
- It’ll add value to your property
Just as swimming pools, garages and tiled floors play a role in increasing the value of your property, so does having a proper security set up. This is especially important in South Africa where home security is such a priority.