Our mobile phone is the one thing we are probably going to have to hand at all times during the day so it makes sense to use it for as many applications as we can. When you have your automatic gate and intercom system installed all you have to do is download the free app for your iPhone or android phone so you can easily use your phone to control your gates.So, what can this app do? Here are some of the main features:
You can now set your gates to open and close at pre-set times of the day and on certain days of the week. From Monday to Friday you could set them to open at 8am and then close at 9am once everybody has gone to work or school. You can then auto trigger them to open at 5pm as everybody starts arriving home and then close at 11pm when everybody is in for the night. Up to 40 events per week can be stored and they can be re-set, changed or deleted very easily by the homeowner. Another handy feature of the system is that it accounts for the changing of the clocks for daylight saving hours with the unit having the ability to re-sync its internal time clock.
Of course there is the regular code set up as you would expect. Homeowners will set their 4-digit code and adjust the output and pulse time as normal. However, we now have an additional option of a timed code which is time restricted. Codes entered in the app will only work at certain times on certain days of the week. These codes are perfect for house keepers, child minders, the gardener, and other visitors whom you want to control access to.
This also lends itself brilliantly to commercial installs, where business owners might want to restrict access by some individuals to their premises to working hours, or restrict parts of the building. You just need to select days of the week and a start and finish time and the entered code will only work between these times. So for example, code 5555, Wednesday, 9.00 am to 13.00 pm could be for the cleaner. This code cannot be used any other time of the week.
The other type of code is a temporary code which could be used by somebody that will access your property to do some once off work for you. For example, you may have a plumber doing a job and you only want them to be able to gain entry on that particular day. You can add the new code via the app and give it a lifespan of 24 hours, then the code will expire automatically after this time. You will give this code to the plumber and he will then use it for the work day and won’t be able to access your property at any other future stage, thereby enhancing the security of the property.
This new app from AES Global enhances an already top quality product. This system also has a ‘do not disturb’ function for afterhours and comes with 3G capabilities. This technology means unlimited range access control and it now comes with 2 relay outputs.
Northwood Technology are the Irish distributors for AES Global Gate Access systems and if you want more information on the complete range please contact our Dublin office on 01 8601880 or our Cork Office on 021 2066853.