North Georgia Gate and Automation
When to go Solar
If electricity is available, a 120 volt gate opener is the best option. Out here in rural north Georgia with long driveways, a solar powered gate opener can be a great alternative. Solar powered systems do cost $600 to $1000 more than a non-solar unit. The additional cost is justifiable up to a certain point. For instance, a new electric service can be run to the gate for around $4 to $5 a linear foot, so if you have a power source within 150 feet of the gate opener location, it may be more cost effective to run power from the house to the gate verses going solar.
A typical 120 volt dual gate opener with a wireless keypad and exit probe, installed on and existing gate with electrical power already available at the gate is around $3500.00.
That is for the most basic system and includes; the gate opener actuators, two remote controls, a wireless keypad, and a exit sensor which opens the gate automatically as it is approched from the inside heading out.
An inexpensive battery powered wireless coded keypad that is easily installed at the gate to allow access with a 4 digit code Digital keypad with 10 channels and 100 combinations.
TELEPHONE ENTRY SYSTEMS
Pricing start at around $800 for the equipment then installation cost must be added to come up with the final cost. The final cost is determined by how far away the gate is from the home telephone wiring and available electrical power supply. With this type of answering device, a button is pushed to call the home phone which allows the homeowner to talk to the person at the gate and grant them access by pressing a button on the home phone. Access is also allowed by entering a code on the keypad, you decide who gets the code. These systems have many great features like vacation lock down mode, party mode (to keep the gate open), do not disturb mode, adjustable ring tone for gate, etc. Systems with cameras are available to give you a visual of who is at the gate, some even record the picture to memory.
The top picture uses cell phone technology and does not require wiring into home phone land line but does require a SIMM card and a cell phone service provider and monthly subscription.
The lower unit wires into the home phone line, communication and gate activation is controlled from the home phone handset.
Approx. $1500.00 and up installed.
For mounting the wireless keypad or Telephone Entry System call box onto.
Cost around $200.00
Two or four channel 12V rolling code remote control transmitters.
One button on the remote controls the gate and the other buttons can be programed to open related manufacturer equipment like garage doors and second gates.
Two remote controls are included with each gate opener installation.
$25 apiece for each extra remote with no additional programing cost, if purchased at the time of installation.
DIABLO EXIT SENSOR:
Opens the gate automatically when approached from the inside by a vehicle. No need to manually activate the gate, just drive over the sensor and it opens automatically. Excellent for guest, delivery trucks, and anytime any vehicle needs to exit the property. This device sets about 50 feet away from the gate next to or under the driveway, drive over it and the gate will open automatically
SIREN OPERATED SENSOR
SOS is used to open Residential, Commercial, Airport, Government and Military Gates during an emergency. The reliability of the SOS Emergency Access System has made it mandatory in many communities throughout the country. SOS is the most cost effective way for emergency responders to access your homes and buisnesses without stopping or leaving their vehicle to enter a code or use a key.
Every Emergencey Vehicle already has the key: a Siren. Once SOS is installed on your gate, your concerns about Emergency Vehicles gaining access to your property will vanish. This system saves vital seconds in all emergencies with sirens triggering gate operators. Emergency Responders get your gates open without accessing codes, keys, radio frequencies, or causing costly damage by ramming your gate.
$425 plus installation
24 Volt D.C. battery backup system.
Provides auxiliary backup power in the event of an electrical power outage.
Can be added to any BFT gate opener system