Profit-motivated theft for scrap rackets and the black market trade in car parts account for around half of all non-recovered stolen vehicles. Car theft has become commonplace with rental car companies being prime targets. Businesses are turning to automated vehicle access control technologies such as boom gates combined with tyre spikes to stop motor vehicle theft.
Secure vehicle access is vital for a broad range of industries. From caravan parks, hospital car parking and shopping malls to ports and railway crossings, boom gates are an essential tool for 21st Century management of vehicle access. And for some industries, being able to monetise entry and exit is also crucial. We take a look at the use of automatic boom gates and a few key features of their operation.