Automation Upgrades For Your Business

If you’re looking to improve the efficiency of your business, upgrading to an automatic door or gate system may be the right choice. Here’s an overview of some of the benefits of installing automation technology in your business.

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Embrace Gate Automation

Automatic gates are used to control vehicle access into and out of secured areas. Depending on construction, some may also be used to control pedestrian access. Here are four of the key benefits of installing an automatic gate for your business:

1. Safety and security. Automatic gates act as a physical barrier to help protect your business from potential intruders, thieves, and vandals. In addition, many automatic gate systems keep a record of anyone who comes and goes from your facility. This allows you to easily track and get to the bottom of any suspicious activity. Furthermore, automatic gates can be equipped with surveillance equipment that records and stores activity on and around your property.

2. Convenience. Automated gate systems offer a convenient way to enter and exit your commercial property. They streamline access on and off the premises to help avoid bottlenecks at peak times, such as when employees start and finish a shift.

3. Cost-effective. An automatic gate is a one-time investment that only requires minimal yearly upkeep. Consequently, you can save money by not having to hire an entire team of patrols and security guards to man your entrances and exits.

4. Esthetic. Automatic gates automatically make your business appear more professional. Customers will instantly understand that you take security seriously and are a professional and trusted establishment.

When upgrading to an automatic gate, you’ll have to choose between a swinging or sliding model. If space is limited, a slide gate will be your best bet. Conversely, swing gates have fewer moving parts, making them cheaper and easier to install.

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Choose Your Gate Access Controls

Once you’ve decided what automated gate system is right for you, you’ll have to choose a suitable access control method. Here are four commercial access control solutions worth considering:

  • Remote controls allow you to open and close the gate from the comfort of your vehicle with the press of a button. They’re portable, compact, and easy to store and operate.

  • Wireless keypads allow you to select a secure and easy to remember numeric code that will provide convenient access to your property. Keypads can send an encoded signal to the operator to prevent hackers from discovering the pin. Several models also come with a back-up battery pack to ensure the keypad never stops working.

  • Key cards are secure, convenient, and easy to program. For example, you can give each staff member an individually coded card that they must then hold near a reader to enter the property. This method is ideal for large facilities as the key cards are relatively affordable to issue.

  • Intercom/telephone entry systems are available on many gate systems and provide you with control over who can access your property. These systems connect to a landline or cellphone and allow you to identify the person who’s calling. You can either grant or refuse them entry with the push of a button.

If you need help making the right choice for your commercial gate access control system, contact the professionals at Creative Door ServicesTM.

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Automatic Commercial Pedestrian Doors

Automatic pedestrian doors are a great solution for businesses that constantly have customers or employees coming and going. Here are four major benefits of upgrading to an automatic pedestrian door:

  1. They’re accessible. Automatic doors make your business accessible to everyone, regardless of their age or ability. In addition, their hands-free operation makes it easy for people carrying items to enter and exit your building unassisted.

  2. They’re hygienic. Automatic doors don’t require physical contact to pass through. Thus, this can help curb the spread of viruses and other bacteria in high-traffic areas and facilities.

  3. They’re convenient. Automatic doors intelligently respond to pedestrian traffic. Consequently, this can improve workflow, control traffic and reduce congestion in busy facilities.

  4. They’re stylish. Automatic doors can make a good first impression on your customers. They often feature large windows and can give your business a stylish, modern look.

Pedestrian doors can also be paired with smart or electronic locks to improve security.

Commercial Gate & Access Technology Specialists

Whether you need a commercial automated gate or door, Creative Door ServicesTM has you covered. We carry a wide range of products from top industry manufacturers and offer comprehensive installation, repair, and maintenance services on automated entranceways. If you want to improve your business with commercial gates, access controls or pedestrian doors, contact us today for a free quote. We have locations in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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