Gate Control System
Description and Purpose
Parking Gate systems allow cars to enter and exit parking lots within a
scheduled time range. Parking gate access systems allow you to reserve parking
for intended vehicles by keeping the general public out. You can control one or
controllers in a system.
The maximum number of gates on the system depends upon the
control panel that you choose.
By issuing an identification device to each person authorized to park in the
facility, you can use the system to limit access into parking lots and garages
to authorized people. By integrating the parking access system to
CCTV, you can view activity as users enter the parking lot.
Figure 1: Parking Gate Access
Gate access can depend on the user, the userís classification, the time of
day, which gate is being approached, and the armed state of the userís
department. In addition, changes to the status of a zone can either cause a gate
to unlock, or cause the gate to lock down. By using one or more of these
attributes, you can create Parking Gate policies that are extremely flexible and
secure. By using a Parking Gate system, you can separate the general public from
You can use the system to conditionally lift any gate in the facility.
Typically, gate systems cover all entrances to the parking lot.
Solving Parking Gate Issues
A facilities' staff changes frequently. Wireless remotes that are lost, and
departing employees who fail to return the remote to the building at termination,
dramatically reduce the effective security of the gate. By assigning each person an
electronic identification device, such as a proximity card or key fob, the
identification device can be singly removed from the system, disabling it from
being used. In this case, human resources would simply replace the
identification device instead of changing the locks on every door in the
facility, ID devices are less expensive than remote transmitters.
Different departments operate according to various schedules for different
doors. The system allows you to individually schedule gates to allow access to
personnel based upon the schedule of his or her department.
Keeping the general public outside of restricted areas is a challenge,
especially through gates that employees must frequently use.
The cost of a guard service is remarkable. By using Parking Gate, intercoms,
and cameras, you can minimize the manpower requirements and quickly reduce the
high cost of guard service.