Remote Keyless Systems: Commercial and Residential Access Controls for Gates And Garage Doors

Carrying around a physical key to open your garage door or gate is a thing of the past. Today, many home and business owners are turning to secure, keyless entry solutions. Here’s what you need to know.

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What’s A Keyless Entry System?

Keyless entry systems grant access to restricted areas like your garage door or driveway gate, just like a traditional key. The major difference is that you don’t have to carry around a physical key. There are numerous different kinds of keyless entry systems on the market. For example, fobs, remotes, keypads, and Bluetooth entry systems are popular options.

In most cases, it’s easy to upgrade from a manual locking system to a keyless one. However, installation should always be done by a professional to ensure the system is secure and works as intended. Installation mistakes can leave your property vulnerable to break-ins.

man in car using fob remote to open residential gate

Contemporary Keyless Entry Systems

Here are six common types of keyless entry solutions for garage doors and gates.

  • Key fobs rely on an intelligent barcode system that uses electromagnetic fields to communicate with a reader located near your gate or garage door. Users must simply press a button when they’re within a few feet of the reader to open the entrance. Unlike traditional keys, if a key fob is lost, it can be remotely deactivated to prevent unauthorized entry.
  • Keypads are an easy and affordable way to control access to your property. They’re usually mounted on a wall or gooseneck near the gate or garage door entrance. Users receive a secure numeric code that they must enter into the system to gain access. At Creative Door Services™, many of our keypads come equipped with innovative technology that sends an encoded signal to the operator to prevent hackers from discovering the pin. Several models also have a backup battery pack to ensure the keypad never stops working.

  • Telephone and intercom entry systems are available on many gate systems and provide you with control over who can access your property. When someone arrives at your property, they must use the built-in intercom system or call you via your landline or cellphone before being allowed in. This system allows you to identify who’s calling and either grant or refuse them entry with the push of a button.

  • Bluetooth entry systems require virtual credentials to be pre-installed on a user’s smartphone via an app. When the user approaches the gate, the app on their smartphone automatically communicates with a reader to authenticate access.

    At Creative Door Services™, we also carry the Aladdin Connect® Wi-Fi retrofit kit by Genie®. This system is compatible with most sectional garage door openers. It enables you to remotely control your garage door from anywhere in the world via your smartphone or computer. The Wi-Fi retrofit kit also features extensive time-based, programmable rules and notifications.

Reach out to a member of the Creative Door ServicesTM team to find out how you can outfit your gate or garage door.

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Added Security

If you’re looking for a way to make your home or business even safer, installing a security camera beside your automatic gate or garage door is a good idea. For example, security cameras act as a visual deterrent for potential burglars and vandals. In addition, if a crime does occur, the camera will record the incident so that the police can use the footage to help find the culprit.

Furthermore, many cameras also come with a live feed, so you can receive real-time alerts for any unusual activity. This way, you can stay on top of security breaches while you’re away, watch deliveries, or keep an eye on any already-delivered packages to make sure they don’t get stolen.

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Keyless Entry Systems For Homes and Businesses in Western Canada

If you need a residential or commercial access system, look no further than Creative Door Services™. We have one of the largest product portfolios in Canada and carry a full breadth of parts and accessories. Moreover, our team of experts provides on-demand installation, maintenance and repair services to help you set up your new device.

Contact us today to learn more or get a free quote. We’re happy to serve you from one of our eight locations. You can find us 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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