Safety management in various fields is an interest of mine. The industrial field tends to have more accidents than most other types of job sites, so I’ve spent a lot of time learning about industrial accidents. How do they happen? Why do they happen? How do they affect employees, business owners, and clients? How do they impact the overall success of an industrial business? Some of the answers to these questions can be found in this blog. I started it to share the information that I’ve been collecting with people that are in my field of interest. If you work or own a business in the industrial field, knowing how to prevent accidents at work should be important to you. The information here can help you learn how to be more proactive in preventing them.
Many homeowners opt to fence in their homes in an effort to keep their property secure. Gates provide access through a fenced perimeters, so it's important that these access points are as safe as possible if you want your home's fencing to provide maximum security.
Here are three simple accessories that you can add to your driveway gate in order to make this access point more safe and secure in the future.
1. Infrared Sensors
Gates can often be quite hefty, making them a serious safety hazard for anyone or anything that gets in the way of a gate as it is closing. If you want to ensure that your gate will not cause physical harm, then you can opt to install infrared sensors to your driveway access point.
Infrared sensors create a beam of infrared light that runs the length of your gate's opening. If this beam is broken at any point during the closing process, the gate will automatically stop. This prevents children, pets, and objects from sustaining damage when coming into contact with a closing gate.
2. Magnetic Locks
The type of locks that you incorporate into your gate's design can play a significant role in the overall safety of the gate. Magnetic locks rely on a heavy-duty magnet and a metal strike plate to keep your gate secure.
You must enter in a code in order to release the magnet from the strike plate and allow the lock to open. Relying on a code rather than a key can help you eliminate any unwanted access that could be obtained by someone who finds your gate key and makes a copy.
3. Video Intercom
Being able to grant access through your gate from inside your home can be beneficial when you have friends or family visiting your home. To ensure that you are only allowing access to people that you know, it can be beneficial to connect a video intercom system to your gate's entry.
This type of intercom allows a visitor to page you when they arrive and provides you with the opportunity to gain visual confirmation that the visitor is who they say they are. Having a video intercom system will let you more easily control who comes through your gate in the future.
Protecting your home with a security fence can be beneficial, but only if you plan for the safety and security of your gate. Add infrared sensors, a magnetic lock, and a video intercom system to your driveway gate in order to improve the gate's safety and efficiency in the future. Contact a company, like Incom Inc, for more help.