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    Access Controls

    Access controls allow people in and out of electronic gates. No matter what type they are, they must work well every time to protect your home or business. We have been installing, repairing and upgrading them for more than two decades. Don’t trust your security to just anyone. Rely on a proven company that not only knows how to build a beautiful gate, but also knows how to make it work.

    Access Controls HoustonNo matter how simple or elaborate you want your gate access controls, we can make it happen. With our service awards from Angie’s List and A+ ratings with the Better Business Bureau, you will receive quality materials and service every time you call. And all of our labor is guaranteed,

    What Type of Access Controls Do You Need?

    Most property owners use a combination of systems to provide perimeter safety for their homes or businesses. Talk to us about your budget and your needs.

    Keypads – A gate operator can be activated by a keypad device that requires a four- or five-digit code. Upon entering the driveway, a pre-set number sequence is put into the device to open the gate. A wireless keypad is a portable version that lets you respond from anywhere inside the property.

    Remote Controls – A gate can also be activated by a keychain-like remote control that the driver carries. These are given to those who belong inside, such as family members or a small number of workers. The opening system is connected to a transmitter inside.

    Telephone Entry Systems – A hard-wired phone line allows you to hear who is coming, and then activate the gate operator remotely. Some use mobile technology for extra convenience. Others incorporate cameras and can keep visitor logs. This is important in business and multi-family applications where people come and go all the time.

    Good Electronics are Vital

    Overall, we like to use Bft and Liftmaster brand gate operators. Bft has reliable swing gate operators and rack and pinion style slide gate operators for a smaller foot print and great security. Liftmaster makes reliable gate operators that have the highly sought after MyQ technology that allow the homeowner to access their gate via an app. This way if you need to open your gate and you are away from your house, you can now open and close your gate in just a few seconds and also have the ability to view the status of your gate right on your phone.

    Underground Security Loops

    Buried cables operate just like a pressure-sensitive pad that opens the door at a mall or large grocery store. They are an integral part of many types of access controls.
    Access loops, buried under the driveway entrance, are connected to electronics at the entryway, and they are used to activate the opening and closing process. Because they sense pressure, they allow any vehicle to pass, so they alone are not foolproof access controls.

    automatic gate photoSafety loops ensure that the automatic gate will not close prematurely and bang into a vehicle. They are designed to close in a predetermined amount of time after they sense pressure is gone. Our trained technicians can install, repair and maintain this system.
    Let us work with you to find the best combination of gate operator features that will keep your driveway or pedestrian entry safe and secure from intruders.

    Locking the Gates

    Automated opening and closing is just one part of access controls. When you need an extra measure of protection, heavy duty locks are a great investment. We can install 1,300 lb. magnetic locks by Locinix on automatic gate systems, and they are an excellent and strong deterrent to unauthorized access.

    What Kind of Gate Do You Want?
    Sliding styles fold one panel behind another in a way that works great for narrow entries. Swing gates use one or two leaves that open like a door. These are the most common types. Let us look at your property and make a recommendation.

    In addition to providing top-quality access controls, we build the most reliable and sturdy gates in the area. We use extra wide hinge posts that we drive down a full 5 feet for stability. The steel materials we use are galvanized both inside and out for rustproof performance. Hand forged scroll work, masonry and wrought iron fence design add up to a passion for great design.

    To keep your family and workers safe from the outside world, call now for a free estimate on access controls in Houston, Cypress, Katy and all nearby areas in Texas.

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    For more than 20 years, Architectural Fabricators has been creating custom gates, wrought iron fences and automatic gate access controls for area homes and businesses. We have our own fabrication team to deliver custom work on both protective and decorative installations. Call (832) 603-3761 for a free quote!