Barrier Gate: The Most Effective Anti-Tailgating Tool

In Features by Raymond Jackson

Barrier Gate Mechanisms are Powerful

Barrier gate technology is a super fun topic to talk about. They’re the most powerful high-speed anti-tailgating mechanism, which can alter a vehicle gate. You may not believe it, but everybody understands what a barrier gate is. Some people refer to them as “barrier arms”. A barrier gate is most common at airports. They rise for vehicle entry and fall immediately following the vehicle. They are a powerful anti-tailgating tool because they’re so fast-acting.

People often consider a barrier gate as intimidating. This is due to the fear associated with a barrier arm falling and chopping the hood of their vehicles. Yikes! As a result, people are cautious not to tailgate the vehicle in front of them. Hence solidifying the purpose of barrier arms for vehicular entry. This is why they appear at any place that tailgating is a high concern.

When You Think of a Barrier Gate You Should Imagine

Barrier gate options exist in different forms. Sometimes they have bi-parting or sliding swinging gates. They’ll put a barrier arm, or a barrier gate in there as well, again, as an anti-tailgating tool.

Innovation and Safety

Technology has advanced the barrier gate arena. As we know, a barrier gate is a high-speed anti-tailgating tool. They’re used to prevent vehicles from following other vehicles into places that they shouldn’t. Now, you make ask, what are the ways that that technology has advanced? One of them is that, in the past, barrier arms were very aggressive. They almost had to be. The reason being, because if the barrier gate arm goes up and an extra vehicle sneaks into the parking garage the owner of that parking garage could lose $35 or $50 worth of revenue.

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There have been incidences where this technology has become more sensitive and functional. In regards to people, obstructions, and even impacting cars. For instance, picture the arm coming down and racing to the closed position. Instead, the barrier gate will fall and stop short of striking a vehicle. Hence, giving the vehicle a chance to back up while the arm reaches the fully closed position.

The need for barrier gate technology to improve was because we don’t want to strike vehicles. We definitely don’t want to strike pedestrians and softer objects. But we still want to increase the impact of anti-tailgating. We still want to keep cars from accessing places that don’t belong. Or leaving places that we don’t want them to. Yet, without doing any damage to vehicles or people.

Barrier Arms and Headlight Stickers: A Perfect Duo

Integration dealers can pair headlight stickers and a barrier gate together. Think of headlight stickers and a barrier gate as best friends. Together they would make sure that the right vehicles get into the right facility at the right time. Because headlight stickers have directionality. Headlight Stickers contribute to the ability to identify the precise vehicle seeking entry.

We can agree that barrier gate arms are a fast-acting anti-tailgating mechanism, right?

Barrier Arms Create the Guarantee That

Headlight stickers do these very feats. Unlike a clicker, which identifies a vehicle in a general way. If everyone in a community has the same dip switch setting. Then every vehicle can expect a generic vehicle “tag”. Versus Headlight Stickers, which identify that precise vehicle. Allowing it granted access to that facility, at that day and time.

Whew, that was a lot of information. Let’s revisit the information we have discussed thus far.

First, barrier arms are a tool. People set up barrier gate arms for very specific reasons. And those reasons are almost always as a high-speed anti-tailgating function.

Next, we discussed that a barrier gate closes behind a car. This prevents another vehicle from driving in immediately behind them. Headlight stickers allow directionality and the range. Thus, we don’t have to worry about cars stacking up behind one another.

The RFID reader only reads far enough to let one car in at a time. Unlike clickers which don’t have that functionality. Also, they don’t have any range control or directionality. And that’s why Headlight Stickers are best friends to barrier arms. They both aid in keeping the right vehicles getting into the right facility at the right time.