What is the Barrier Gate System?

If you’re just like most people, you’re probably wondering what is the barrier gate system. Well, if you were just like us, you would do some research on Google and see what it is and then you would find out that a barrier gate system is actually an electronic system for gate keeping cars.
Although there are many brands that offer this system, they all work the same way: when a car tries to enter a facility, the system reads the plates to see if it’s an authorized car. If it’s authorized the arm will raise to let the car in, but if it’s not, the arm will stay put. IF that sounds like a very convenient way to keep your parking lot safe, it is. And you’d be glad to know that you actually have different choices when it comes to this product.
Not only do you have a choice among brands, you also have a choice among the different models. We saw a company that actually had fourteen models of this same barrier technology. The differences lies in their  arms – folding, straight and telescopic (tapered at the end). They also differ in the technology used.
There’s what you call NLS technology and there’s what you would DSP technology. We’re not going into the details of each but we are going to tell you that you should compare the different technologies right before buying any system.
Do you need a barrier gate system? That really depends on the kind of establishment that you have. We’ve seen barrier gates being applied to paid parking, exclusive clubs, and apartment buildings as well as office buildings. We’re pretty sure that any establishment that has a lot of cars coming to it would need it, mainly to prevent authorized cars from entering.
Just like anything else, not all brands of barrier gate systems are created alike, and there are those that are really better than others. What you want to do is to find a system that people recommend. Probably one of the most recognizable bands is 3M (yes, that maker of post-its), but it’s not necessarily the best nor the best priced in the market. Do your own research to know which brands you should consider installing.
What should you look for in a barrier gate system?
One is durability. The product should be built to last in any harsh environment. Another factor you need to consider is the configuration. The gate should be able to handle numerous lane configurations to include  reversing lanes, among other features. Being able to configure the gates should be software-based so that it would be easy for you to make any changes to it.

TO full take advantage of barrier gates, you should buy related products that you would need. This could be an RF card reader, ticket dispensers, parking equipment, exist verifiers, vehicle pass, parking validation machines, and vehicle detection machines.
Again, do your own research to see which machines you will actually need.

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