Technology is become more and more powerful and prominent in or day-to-day lives. As we are a society who are naturally concerned on protecting our houses and property, through security measures such as gates and fences, mixing technology and security to create ultimate peace of mind is something that can be beneficial for a lot of people. The future of gates is looking bright with a lot of developing technologies that could add extra security for our gates.
Why choose an automated gate?
Automated gates are popular with both commercial and residential properties. They add much more convenience and safety compared to manual gates. Before automated gates became available to the masses, gates would have to be opened manually. This could be seen as an inconvenience if you have a gate that is designed for your car to enter your garden. Rather than having to leave your car to open it manually, automated gates allow you to enter your garden without needing to leave your car. Automated gates do all of the work for you, and as a result, they are becoming popular with both commercial and residential properties.
Automated gates also have an extra security feature that manual gates don’t have. Technology has already been introduced to both commercial and residential gates and keypads or sensors with fobs are commonly used in order for you to gain access. Intercom systems are also a common feature on automated gates and they allow the owner or resident to accept or reject whoever is at their property. Whilst keypads, fobs and intercom systems offer great security for your and your home, it seems security could step up a gear in the future.
Fingerprint, iris and facial recognition
Fingerprint, facial and eye recognition is a technology that is fast becoming a reliable security method for homes and businesses. We’re used to fingerprint recognition on mobile phone devices to be able to unlock and access the device, however it is also now being rolled out in the banking industry. HSBC has become the first bank in the UK to use voice recognition and fingerprints to access banking on through the mobile app and via phone banking. It could be suggested that voice, facial and fingerprint recognition could soon be the future for gates.
Having a fingerprint recognition system for your automated gate would really step up your home security a gear. It could be set up, similar to a mobile phone device, to a number of fingerprints, depending on how many people need access to your house. Not only does an automated gate add extra protection to unwanted visitors to your home or businesses, but a gate with fingerprint recognition steps up the level of protection and security.
Iris recognition could soon be moving to the mobile phone industry, so it’s likely it could be an extra security feature on automated gates in the future. It has been rumoured that the new iPhone 8 by Apple could feature a front-facing camera with iris recognition. Iris recognition is an automated method of biometric identification that uses mathematical pattern-recognition techniques on video images of one or both of the irises of an individual’s eye. It would add the ultimate security measure to any gate.
Looking to the future of gates
Ultimately, automated gates add both convenience to your everyday life and extra security for your home. Technology helps enhance our needs for convenience, so these two connected will make a home extra safe. Any changes or additions to the technologies surrounding automated gates, which will add even more convenience and added security for homes and businesses, will surely prove to be popular.