When you need to ensure there is parking for a business or for employees, you may need to consider installing a barrier system to limit access to the lot or parking area. You can use automated systems or people to manually control the access points. Selecting a system for your needs comes down to picking a solution that is easy to use, allows access to only those that should have it, and falls within your budget. Here are a few options to consider.
Gates and access points
One of the simplest ways to create a parking area where only limited access is allow is to install a gate system that will automatically facilitate that. The gate access can be setup with a keycard, a code typed into a keypad or both. Most of these systems will also allow tracking of the card or code used to see who is coming and going and what time of day or how often that is happening.
Remote Access Points
Another option for controlling the access to a parking area is through the use of remote controls. These systems act a lot like the garage door openers in that you can issue remotes to those that need access and they can use them to open the gate with a push of the button when they get to them. These systems are better suited to small companies or very limited access parking as the remotes can be expensive and somewhat cost prohibitive if you needed hundreds of them.
Gate Guards or Check Points
If you have the personnel to handle it and need the personal touch, adding a manned access point to a parking area is a great option. It allows you to control the access but at the same time, you can have someone there to greet visitors to your company and assist them in getting into the parking area if they have bona fide business there. This also provides the added bonus of security for your parking area that can provide some peace of mind for people parked in the area.
Camera Systems and Access Control
Another option to the personnel at the gate is to use a camera system that allows your access controller to be in your building greeting people and controlling the access to the parking area. This system works through the use of a closed circuit camera and microphone/speaker system that allows the controller to see, speak to, and vet anyone coming to the gate. It also provides safety for the controller as they are not in direct contact with visitors until they have been cleared.
Any or all of these solutions can work for large and small companies but you just need to decide what is the best fit for yours. For more information, contact a business such as Eastco; Mfg Corp.