Homes and businesses have used doors as a form of security for centuries. But advancements in technology, especially over the past five to ten years, have changed the way doors are operated. In particular, the advent of the smartphone has opened the door (both figuratively and literally) to a variety of options, such as being able to operate your portal to let someone in even if you are. at the other end of the world.
Back then, door owners had to get out of their cars to open the door, enter, and then manually close and lock the door before entering their home. Tom Austin, Project Manager at All municipal fences, notes that this process was inefficient – not to say somewhat unpleasant.
“With all the rain that we get in Seattle, automatic doors are very popular for these kinds of reasons,” says Austin. In addition, automatic portals add an additional level of security.
Using technology to manage an automated portal
If you plan to install a automated portalAustin says there are several key things to consider. For example, there is the option of a call booth for a visitor that allows you to communicate with the person at the door.
Thanks to technological advances in automated fencing, home and business owners now have several ways to manage the comings and goings. “You can set schedules for specific times and hand out codes to people like your landscaper or housekeeper,” says Austin. “You can create these codes for specific days and times to control who you let into your property. “
The technology of automatic gates has changed a lot over the past 10 years. “It used to be the Wild West,” says Austin. “. However, after a child was injured by a garage door, there has been more oversight from the industry, and automatic doors fall under that umbrella.
Austin says that with more security measures in place, automatic doors have become more sophisticated. “Sensitivities are now built into the machines for added safety,” he says. “So now the machine is going to sense if it is pushing too hard and it is going to assume that there is an obstacle in the way, whether it is a person, a car or something. In this situation, it will detect this demand for additional power and stop and reverse the door in this kind of situation.
Use your smartphone to control your portal
Perhaps the biggest development in the way doors are managed is the ability to manage the door from a smartphone. When your portal is installed, you can also download an app to your phone that lets you manage who can enter and exit.
“Getting the app and setting up the account is pretty easy,” says Austin. There are several applications depending on the manufacturer that you use to install your portal. In addition to having the app on your phone, you will also have an online account.
Once that’s set up, it gives you a lot of options and a way to control your door even if you’re halfway around the world. The apps provide live video to your smartphone so you can see exactly who is at the door and communicate with that person. “You can be on vacation and get a notification on your smartphone that someone is at your doorstep,” says Austin. Using the video service to communicate in real time, you can then decide whether to let them in or not.
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