Frequently Asked Questions
Will CellGate work with my existing system?
Yes, the CellGate Basic and Standard Cellular Access Controllers connect easily to virtually all manual and automatic gates, gate control panels, electronic lock controllers and electronic door openers. And, it’s designed to compliment the keypad or push-button opener you are currently using so you can use CellGate and your current systems.
Is there a limit to the number of access codes I can create?
On the CellGate Cellular Access Controller, you can create as many access codes as you want. In fact, it is best to give each person their own personal access code so you can monitor exactly who enters and when.
Can I control how long the access codes are valid?
Yes, on the CellGate Cellular Access Controller, you can create an access code to be valid for a certain number of uses, for a defined date/time range and/or days of the week, or until canceled.
Can I open the gate, door or lock if I'm not there?
Yes, using the CellGate Cellular Access System, you can open the door, gate or lock directly from the CellGate web site by logging in to www.cell-gate.com, or you can use your phone and dial the CellGate automated service line at 855-ZAP-GATE (855-927-4283) and enter the device number and your personal access code. The device will open even if you are not there in person.
Can I use CellGate products to open the gate for an extended period of time?
Yes, if supported by your electronic gate, door or lock, CellGate will let you use the web site or phone to cycle the device open using the timer in the gate, door or lock controller, or you can have it remain open for up to 72 hours.
How can I tell who enters my property?
Unlike keypads or remote control devices, all transactions using CellGate products are logged on the web site. You can sort them by date/time or even by access code and find out exactly who entered and when. In order for this feature to be most helpful, be sure to give each person their own personal access code.
Is cellular coverage required?
Most CellGate devices use advanced wireless data technology and operate on the AT&T/Cingular network. Please check coverage from our home page. In addition, when using the CellGate Cellular Access Controller, those persons entering the property will need to call the CellGate automated service line, so they need to have a cell phone.
Is CellGate really secure?
Yes! All commands and voice connections are sent through CellGate’s servers which validate the gate/door number and access codes. Open commands are then transmitted to the remote device using advanced digital technology. To maximize the security, you should not give your access code to anyone. In addition, personal access codes given to others should be set to expire thus preventing their unwanted use.
How will I open if the AC power goes out?
Battery back-up power will provide power to your system if AC power is down.
Can I open my gate if cellular serivce is down?
Access codes are stored in the keypad and will continue to work if cellular service is down.
How many access codes can I have?
Do I need to have cellular service at my gate for the CellGate system to work?
Ideally, yes. However, our digital antennas and modems are stronger than a cell phone’s and we can install directional antennas to extend the coverage from the cell tower; therefore, the system may still work. To be certain, call a CellGate representative to find out.
What carrier will my system need?
Either AT&T or Verizon depending on the product(s) chosen and your location.
Can I use my clicker to open my gate with the CellGate system installed?
Yes, your clicker will still work.
Does opening with my clicker count on my monthly usage?
If you want to have the information recorded, it will. If you do not want to record transactions when clickers are used, your system can programmed to ignore clicker openings.
Can I hold the gate open by using my cell phone or the Internet?
Is my clicker entry recorded and/or is a picture taken when I use my clicker?
Your system can be programmed either way. You may have a picture taken when the clicker is used to open the gate, or you may program the system not to take a picture when a clicker is used to open the gate.
How far apart can cameras be from the gate?
Approximately 100 feet.
Can one motion detector activate two cameras?