Two-Way Radio Frequency Gate Intercom
These units use the same radio frequencies as business band two-way radios. They are available in UHF or VHF frequencies and can match a channel on existing handheld radios you have. We also offer outdoor intercoms in the MURS (multi-use radio service) frequencies. These do not require an FCC license and can be used for both commercial and residential applications. Two-way radio gate intercoms work just like walkie talkies that are push-to-talk and release to listen. The instructions for use are printed right on the gate intercom callbox. There are both handheld walkie talkies and base station intercoms that communicate with the gate.
These units can have a range of a mile or even more under ideal conditions. Like all the intercoms here you can connect to electric gate openers to open the gate remotely.
Mobile Phone Technology Gate Intercom
The same technology that powers your cell phone has now been developed into an outdoor intercom that you can use at your gate. This essentially makes the range of these gate intercoms infinite as long as you have cell phone service at the driveway gate. When visitors arrive at the gate they press the button and it will call up to 3 telephone numbers you have programmed in the system. They can be cell phones or landline phones. So no matter where in the world you are you can talk to visitors and even open the gate.
One nice feature of these units is that you can program the phone numbers of friends, family, landscape people, or anyone you want into the system and when these people call the gate intercom, it will automatically open the gate. It uses the calling line ID it receives to activate the opener.
You can also send text messages to the gate to open it or hold it open if you are having an event where many people need to get in.
Wi-Fi Gate Intercom
A Wi-Fi gate intercom uses your Internet service and requires service at your gate. There are Wi-Fi extenders that can send a signal several thousand feet if you can put an antenna on the outside of your building.
The main difference with this intercom is that it has a camera so you can see video of who is at the gate. It sends both voice and video to an app on your smart phone or to a touch screen in your house or business. Like the cell phone intercom you can receive calls no matter where you are as long as you have Internet service on your phone.
Digital Gate IntercomA digital gate intercom uses 900 Megahertz spread spectrum frequencies. Unlike the two-way radio frequencies where only one party can speak at a time, these intercoms are full-duplex like a phone call. Both parties can speak at the same time.
The range on these is a little shorter but they can still reach a distance of 4000 feet under ideal conditions. They communicate from the gate back to an inside base station intercom. There are no portable options available with this solution. We have a high volume solution available for very noisy vehicles.
If you have any questions about these wireless gate intercom systems for home or business, feel free to call 888-298-9489 and talk to one of our experts. We will gladly guide you to the correct solution for your driveway gate.
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