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#1 IVB

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 11:07 PM

Going to replace my driveway gate & fence. The gate itself is ~8ft wide, the fence sits ~10 feet off the side of the house.

 

Right now we have ye olden wooden POS. Likely replacing also with a wooden gate. I'd love to put in something that I can link to the Elk instead of just a remote. That way I can use other mechanisms to open, ie see if there's some RFID/weigand or weatherproof keypad that I can use.

 

Anyone have any luck with this? 

 

I just took this pic, crappy but you get the point. That whole thing is getting torn down and replaced in the next 3-4 months. (mine is the house on the left)

 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 11:15 PM

I should add: I'm looking at stuff like this, trying to figure out how to integrate with the Elk. Not sure I can.

 

https://www.homedepo...MM462/207098877



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:21 AM

Hmmm. Page 30 of the Mighty Mule insinuates I might be able to use Elk Relays to control this by opening/closing their inputs. Will call Mighty Mule later this week to see if that's true.

 

https://www.mightymule.com/wp-content/uploads/Mighty-Mule-MM562-Dual-Gate-Opener-Manual.pdf 



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:16 PM

I had a Mighty Mule opener at a previous house. It required a simple contact closure to operate. So yes, an Elk output through a relay should work for you.






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