At PMID, we have extensive experience in designing and installing automatic doors for a diverse range of public buildings, private businesses.
Commercial automated gates open unexpected benefits
Automated gates have many advantages. They regulate flows of people and traffic, make sure only ticket holders or authorised people have access and help with security and safety management. One common use many are familiar with is for car park access. However, this is only one side of the story. Automated gates have many other uses in the commercial world. They are used widely in commercial freight handling facilities, or areas where frequent delivery access and security is require.
Automated gates have many advantages for companies
They are useful to:
- keep track on which vehicles are in or out of a shipping station
- reduce congestion in service yard points – increasing both efficiency and safety
- keeping records of traffic flow entering or leaving premises
Some of the more advanced automated gates systems can increase overall efficiency and productivity of a whole shipping station, and there are other benefits as well. By better regulating traffic flow and keeping drivers, loading and security staff waiting around less, the business can see big benefits to their bottom line.
Reducing fuel use, driver and security costs
One hidden benefit is that by making traffic flows more efficient, vehicles don’t have to sit around idling for so long. This brings about reductions in fuel use. It might not amount to much with just a couple of vehicles coming and going, but with busy operations it can really mount up. This saving has the dual advantage of reducing fuel costs and cutting carbon emissions. And for the most cynical execs, while carbon savings might not have direct benefits, environmental awareness certainly brings good PR to a business.
Waiting around less means benefits on the driver side too
There are strict rules on the hours commercial drivers can work. If part of this time is spent sitting in the cab then drivers will be able to drive for less time. This obviously means less distance can be covered in a set time and the job will become longer and more expensive for the haulage company. And of course, even before the job has started, the driver will be being paid for sitting in his cab while he is at the haulage station.
Automated gate systems are to get more sophisticated
Automated gate systems are already in use in many businesses around the UK. Not all businesses have upgraded from basic gate control systems. Advanced technology can help increase profits but it’s true that there is a financial outlay to get this kind of system installed.
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