There are many reasons why having an intercom on your electric gates is a good idea but having a GSM intercom comes with more benefits than most!
1. You don't need to be at home to speak to visitors and open your gates
It is really convenient to be able to answer your automatic gate calls when you are at work, on holiday or just at the supermarket; as well as when you are at home.
When someone calls at your gates, the GSM gate intercom doesn't ring a traditional intercom handset, it rings your mobile phone instead. The call can be accepted or rejected by pressing the number keys. You can also speak to your visitor. This feature means that wherever you are in the world, you can receive the calls from your automatic gates. This is particularly useful for accepting deliveries if you are out; you can open your gates to allow delivery to a safe place.
The one device that we all seem to have to hand nowadays is our mobile phones...so if you are binge watching a box set and someone calls at your gates, you don't even have to get up to answer the gate call.
2. Give and revoke access easily using mobile apps
With most GSM gate intercoms, you can associate at least 100 numbers with it. This makes it particularly useful for offices and business parks but also where you may have domestic staff such as gardeners who you want to be able to just let themselves in without inconveniencing you.
To associate a phone number to the intercom, a string of text codes need to be sent to it. Thankfully, Videx and AES have made useful mobile phone apps to allow easy programming of all it's features, even the advanced ones such as automatic timed latching.
If you want to revoke access to particular people then you just remove their phone number from the list of recognised numbers and they can no longer gain access when they call it. This is especially useful on commercial premises where staffing can change frequently.
3. Save money on costly remote controls for extended friends, family and staff members!
Whilst it is traditional to operate your electric gates with remote control or fobs, these are quite costly little items. They are easily lost and costs mount up quite quickly at £30 a pop! Remote controls only address your entry and exit from the property, so the need for an intercom system is still required. A GSM intercom addresses both visitors and also your own family or workers access, making it the most useful and cost effective entry point for multi user gates.
There are more options available to you in the main section of the website. Please get in touch for more information regarding your needs and we will source the best solution for you