Gated communities are becoming increasingly popular worldwide, with automated gate systems growing by around 7.5% over the past decade. Although automated gates are increasingly more prevalent, the entry systems included with these gates are often outdated. Most communities still opt for older technologies like gate clickers (remote gate openers) and 4 digit codes. In this article, we explore the many benefits of upgrading an automated gate entry system to use a smartphone app for remote entry.

Enhanced Security and Access Control

Legacy entry systems like gate clickers and 4 digit codes have major security flaws. Gate clickers can be “cloned” or clickers with the same frequency can be purchased online. 4 digit codes are often written on the top of the call box and shared indiscriminately.

Modern entry systems eliminate the security liabilities of gate clickers and 4 digit codes by relying on smartphone technology. An access control app for automated gates eliminates the need for gate clickers and codes, enabling secure authentication to ensure only approved residents can access the community. Temporary or revocable access to visitors, service providers, and contractors can be granted by residents through modern access control apps.

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Remote Access and Visitor Management

One of the key benefits of using a smartphone app is the ability to remotely grant access to visitors, delivery personnel, or service providers, even when away from home or the community. Imagine receiving a notification that out-of-town guests have arrived – with just a few taps on your app, you can easily grant them temporary access to the community without hassle. No more worrying about coordinating key exchanges or leaving physical access credentials with neighbors.

With the ability to remotely manage access, residents can effortlessly accommodate unexpected situations or last-minute visitors without disrupting their day or compromising the community safety. Whether at work, running errands, or away on vacation, the app puts the power of access control right at the residents fingertips, streamlining the visitor experience while maintaining the highest levels of security for your gated community.

Regular guests or visitors can be granted digital keys suited to their level of access. Many modern app-based gate entry systems have different types of digital keys, each with different levels of access based on the type of visitor. This allows residents to do control and administer their own visitor management, rather than putting the onus on property managers.

Gate entry system apps offer a centralized platform allows you to manage and monitor access from anywhere, providing residents with a real-time overview of who has entered or exited the community. This level of remote control and visibility not only enhances convenience but also reinforces the sense of security and peace of mind for residents.

Convenience and Time-Saving

Gate entry system apps offer the convenience of being able to open a gated community’s electric gate without ever having to leave the comfort of your vehicle. With a smartphone app controlling the access system, residents can bid farewell to the hassles and frustrations associated with traditional entry methods. Rolling down the window to punch in codes or scrambling to find that misplaced remote control is no longer necessary, replaced by tapping a button in the app, allowing residents to proceed without interruption.

This level of convenience not only saves valuable time but also eliminates the unnecessary stress of dealing with malfunctioning remotes, forgotten access codes, or the disappointment of a drained battery in your remote. With a gate entry app, resident and visitor entry becomes more efficient and convenient.

Increased Property Value and Curb Appeal

Beyond the practical benefits of convenience and security, implementing a modern, app-based access control system for a gated community’s electric gate can significantly enhance the perceived value and desirability of the entire neighborhood. In today’s tech-savvy world, cutting-edge amenities and smart home integrations are highly sought after by potential buyers and renters alike.

By offering a seamless, smartphone-controlled entry experience, a gated community immediately sets itself apart from competitors, positioning itself as a forward-thinking and technologically advanced community. This appeal to innovation, security, and convenience can be a powerful draw for discerning individuals seeking a living experience that aligns with their digital lifestyles.

To Conclude

We’ve discussed some of the benefits of using an app-based gate entry system to control a community’s electric gate. Enhanced security, remote access, improved visitor management, and convenience are some ways that app-based gate control improves community entry for residents. In addition, upgrading a gate entry system may increase a community’s property value and appeal.

If you’re interested in upgrading your community’s gate entry system to an app-based solution, please consider the Nimbio Cellular Gate Entry System. You can also read our testimonials to see how people have fared using Nimbio, our cellular automatic gate system. If you’d like more information, please contact us

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