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do automatic gates offer adequate security?

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  1. quartering

    quartering Active Member

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    most of the 300 members of my club want an auto gate to replace the pad locked gate. 7 club officers (of 7) say that an auto gate cannot replace the security of a pad locked gate. what's the real deal on automatic gates? thanks
  2. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Active Member

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    Members want the convenience of not getting out of the vehicle to open and close the gate, Yes?

    As for the security issue...


    Is it a key issue in regard to the pad lock gate and limiting members visits to only operation hours by not handing out keys to everyone?

    A set of bolt cutters will take care of any pad locked gate (key or combo). So much for the security argument.
  3. wolfram

    wolfram Active Member

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    One of the arguments for the electronic gate is that you could get an electronic record of who was at the club and at what time. (assumes a card lock)

    The tried and true chained/locked gate would provide the same level of deterent which is to say it really only keeps out the honest people.
  4. Auctioneer

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    At one of the clubs that I belong to one member works for a security co that installs camera's and gates. The club is very pleased with what they have. The gate is good. It is also a kind thing to have for those who are HC and can't get out and back in to open and close a gate. Be kind to the vets and those who are HC.

    See who in the club knows someone who works for a security co. We got ours through the memeber. He or the co lets say have co's that want the NEW AND UP DATED GATES. Even if the one they have is a year old or less. They get it and sell it for what ever. Far less then a new gate. The memeber then put it in and does service it also. Its all still good and will last for the years. Just get the HEAVY DUTY model and not some cheap model. You will pray twice if you get the cheap one. Buy the right one first.

    To open the gate you have a FOB on your key chain and just wave it by the box and the gate will open. My club has also uses the FOB to open doors to the club house and other buildings. No more keys and or combo. NICE. Once you drive in it closes. If your having a shoot all you have to do is go to the control box and put the switch to OPEN and the gate will stay open for the shooters. Later just put the switch to close and the gate will close. Going out your car will run over a pad under the gravel and the gate will open and then close behind you.
  5. trim tab

    trim tab Active Member

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    You want a card system to enter if you go with the gate. DO NOT use a system where you punch in the code. EVERYBODY and their brother will have it. Each member would have a different card assigned to them and if you have a problem you can tell what time and what member was their. If you have a guest coming with no card, you have a intercom system at the gate where they press a buzzer and tell who they are and guest of who. Member is responsible to tell office that they have guest by name of ???? coming. You can build in a lot of security. Lock and Key and bolt cutter solves nothing. Need controls.
  6. ctreay

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    If you go with the card operated system you may want to look into this. We have a card operated systen at our Legion Post for the entry doors. The security company also coded our cards for individual members to allow acess to the local Elks Club and the VFW, if you are members.

    ctreay
  7. gary0920

    gary0920 Member

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    We just installed an automatic gate about 3 months ago. The gate is activated by proximity card and we can also program keypad access if needed. We used printable proximity cards that double as a membership card. Non-renewing members will have their gate access card deactivated. It has worked very well so far and the membership is very happy not having to exit your vehicle to enter and leave the facility.

    The software allows us to track entry and departure times thus having a record of who is on the range and when.
  8. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    The individualized card-access gates work great. Do the 7 officers just not want to spend the money? Because there really is no other argument for not getting the new technology.
  9. 391 shooter

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    An auto matic gates keeps and honest man honest.

    It does not deter a determaned felon at all.
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