There are different automatic barriers available for different environments, such as gates, rising bollards, and turnstiles. Whether you’re looking to increase security at a retail development, car park, hospital, commercial building, school, hotel, or public building, automatic barriers are a great option.
Read on to find out more about the versatility of automatic barriers and how they can be used to protect you and your property.
What Do Automatic Barriers Do and When Should They Be Used?
To put it simply, the primary purpose of automatic barriers is to control traffic. Whether it's to limit the amount of traffic, refuse certain types of traffic, slow down and control traffic speed, or monitor and track traffic for billing purposes, there’s so much that can be achieved by automatic barriers.
As listed above, there are so many different locations and environments that can benefit from the presence of an automatic barrier. Some of the most common environments in which you might find an automatic barrier include outside flats, commercial car parks, and businesses with staff-only parking
Automatic barriers are great investments when it comes to personal safety and traffic control. If you want to find out more about the security barrier systems we offer, check out the link below to be directed to our informational webpage.
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How Do Automatic Barriers Work?
Each automatic barrier type has slightly different functions, but they all effectively produce a similar result; they restrict the flow of traffic to a certain area.
Typically, automatic barriers work in conjunction with intelligent access control systems. Intelligent control systems involve a range of technologies that control the barrier and allow/disallow access through the barrier. Some examples of access control systems you might find on an automatic barrier include keypads, fingerprint scanners, or card scanners.
Some more advanced access control systems can even be used with CCTV-style cameras that detect the license plates of cars that move through. Depending on the functionality purposes of your automatic barrier, they can deny access to cars with unrecognised license plates, track the entry of certain cars to calculate parking fees, and more. It’s also possible to have access control solutions connected to an intercom system, where staff can monitor traffic from afar.
One benefit of automatic barriers is that they’re highly versatile; there are a number of different automatic barrier styles you can utilise depending on the location and terrain that you’re securing. The versatility of access control systems also allows for customisation of the automatic barrier system so, no matter where, why, or who is going to be using it, it can be modified for your greatest convenience. A majority of automatic barrier systems also require very little maintenance, which is another great benefit.
Automatic security barriers are versatile additions to any property or location, and with so many different types available, there’s something for everyone. If you’re interested in installing an automatic barrier or just want to find out more information, reach out and contact the team at IDS Security today. You can request a quote, arrange a survey, or just get answers to any questions you have.
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