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Gate Automation Basics

For basic driveway gate automation, you will need an automatic gate opener and a few access controls. Otherwise, you'll need to get out of your car to open the gate by hand and utilize the Locking Cane Bolt to keep the gate shut and locked and release and latch it each time you pass through. A basic gate automation design may include:

  • gate operator
  • hand held remote control transmitters (clickers)
  • keypad for visitors to gain entry
  • combination keypad and telephone entry with voice communication to grant or deny entry of visitors
  • exit sensor control to allow vehicles to exit
  • gate reversing device to prevent gate closure on an obstacle

The diagram below may help you envision your gate automation.

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