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Happy Thanksgiving

Automated Gate Services wishes you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve each of you, and it is truly our pleasure to do business with you. We hope we can look forward to our continued relationship for many years to come.

Our office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.

We will resume to normal business hours Monday, November 27th.


Searching for Automatic Gate Telephone Entry Systems: Installation, Service and Repair in Orange County

Automatic Gate Telephone Entry Systems: Installation, Service and Repair in Orange County

Those searching for automatic gate telephone entry system installation, service and repair in Orange County have a great deal of homework ahead. There are many different systems with levels of capability and complexity to suit almost any business or residence.

Here’s a great way to sort it all out: start with needs.

  • What does the business or residence need the system to do?
  • How many people will use this system?
  • What level of security is required?

The answers to these questions will narrow the options and make decision making easier.

Telephone systems are incredibly powerful and flexible, allowing visitors to speak directly with an office or resident in the building to gain entry or allowing for many different visitors to each have a unique access code. Considering basic needs first will help define the system requirements for an installation.

Thereafter, there are many options to consider. For example,

  • Does the entry point require a directory, and should that be digital or on paper (or both)?
  • Does it require an automatic hold-open, to ensure that the gate remains open during certain hours?
  • What about email notifications that give management or security real-time information on the use of the gate?

Many systems also offer an intercom function, allowing visitors to communicate with a doorman, concierge or security officer. Features like this will likely be determined by existing resources.

  • Is there a doorman, concierge or security office at the building? What hours do they operate? Can they field calls during business hours? What about at night?

There are also technical issues to consider, such as whether the unit will be programmed on-site, or whether remote programming is required.

No matter what the needs and the size of the system, it is important to get solid guidance on product selection and installation from a professional company that has done this work for years. If the answers to these questions aren’t coming easily to you, a veteran installer can save a great deal of time and money, offering recommendations based on experience. This company can also be invaluable when it comes to maintenance, service and repairs.

Automated Gate Services Inc. has offered automatic gate telephone entry system installation, service and repair in Orange County for three decades, helping thousands of customers choose and install the right system. To speak with an experienced professional, please call (888) 428-3711.


Shopping for Automatic Gate Access Control Devices in Riverside

When shopping for automatic gate access control devices in Riverside for a home or business, there is much to consider. But one set of questions rises above the rest: who will use this entry and how will they use it?

A business that is using an entry to take deliveries throughout the day will make very different choices than a homeowner who is interested in security on the back of their property. When looking at options, consider usage first. Two gate access control devices that may be considered are:

Card Readers

There are a wide variety of card readers. When using card readers, people who require entry are given an access card, which is read by a machine to open the gate. This is a great option for an entrance used by expected and regular guests.

One variation on card readers is control devices that are keyed to transponders, such as a key fob or an access tag in a car. These can be opened by simply presenting the transponder. Many systems are designed to read these transponders at a distance, so that gates automatically open. This is a great option for commercial and residential gated entry.

A wide variety of transponders are available, including windshield-mounted car tags, tags that hang from a rear-view mirror, tags that mount on license plates and those that can be mounted anyplace on a vehicle that is convenient.

Keypad Entry

With keypad entry, the person entering the gate must first type in a code on a keypad, which then opens the gate. This may be a solid option for gates that will be used by a large number of people but still require a measure of security. A private club might be a good example. A keypad system had the added benefit of being able to change the code without re-issuing cards or tags. Additionally, codes can be issued to guests at a moments notice, allowing for unexpected or irregular guests to enter.

One option often seen with keypad entry is an intercom, which allows the person who want entry to communicate with security personnel who can grant or deny access. This can facilitate deliveries, maintenance and other services, without having to hand out the code.

Our team at Automated Gate Services Inc. has sold and installed automatic gate access control devices in Riverside for homes and businesses for more than 35 years, and our well-trained installation teams have helped thousands of customers. To speak with an experienced and professional automatic gate designer, please call (888) 428-3711.


Visit Us at the 2017 Building Industry Show – November 15th and 16th in Booth 314

2017 Building Industry Show
OC Fair & Event Center | November 15th and 16th

The Building Industry Show is an annual trade show exhibit for builders, associates and suppliers to come together for networking, educational sessions, and to build relationships with others in the industry. This years’ theme is “Acres of Fresh Ideas”, and will be held at the OC Fair & Event Center on November 15th and 16th.

Automated Gate Services, Inc. will be in attendance at Booth 314 – stop by to say hello!


Happy Labor Day

A day to celebrate the achievements of our American workforce!

In observance of Labor Day, Automated Gate Services will be closed on Monday, September 4th. Our office will resume to normal business operation Tuesday, September 5th.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Our office will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

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Memorial Day…It’s the day that’s set aside to remember with gratitude all those who served and died for our country and our freedom. May your day be filled with memories and peace. God bless America.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  John 15:13


AGS to Attend FirstService Residential California Dreamin’ Inland Empire Vendor Fair

FirstService Residential California Dreamin’ Inland Empire Vendor Fair | Monday, May 15th
Automated Gate Services, Inc., will be dressed to impress in our California-themed attire for the FirstService Residential California Dreamin’ Inland Empire Vendor Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!

About FirstService Residential

FirstService Residential is the leading residential property management company in North America.

FirstService Residential provides full-service, professional association management services to thousands of properties and residential units across the United States and Canada.


Upcoming Events for Automated Gate Services

San Bernardino County Purchasing Department Vendor Show
March 9th | Ontario Convention Center

Come stop by our booth!

CACM Southern California Law Seminar & Expo
March 16th and 17th | Disneyland Grand Ballroom

We’ll explore important legislation and legal issues impacting California community associations. Come visit us at booth #613.