Vehicle access control

Hands-free vehicle access for gates, garages, and other property entry points.

HOW IT WORKS
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Vehicle access control

Hands-free vehicle access for gates, garages, and other property entry points.

Loved by the most trusted brands

Our products are relied upon by more than 10,000 multifamily, commercial, student housing, and gated communities around the world including those developed, owned and managed by the most trusted names in real estate.

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Loved by the most trusted brands

Our products are already installed in more than 10,000 multifamily, commercial, student housing, and gated communities around the world including those developed, owned and managed by the most trusted names in real estate.

How it works

1. Install our vehicle access reader at any gate or garage that you would like to provide property access to.

2. When a vehicle with a windshield tag drives up, the reader scans the windshield tag and opens the gate or garage.

3. Our system stores a time- and date-stamped record of when the gate or garage is opened. 

Convenient and durable

A simple way to eliminate remotes, fobs, and PIN codes for your gates & garages.

Hands-free property access

Open gates & garages without having to click a remote, scan a fob, or take your hands off the steering wheel.

Remote management

Issue or revoke access credentials, review entry logs, and grant remote property access from any smartphone or computer.

Works with our other products

Easily connects to our video intercoms, access readers, elevator controls, and package rooms for a complete building-wide access solution.

Easy to install

Easy and simple installation with only two wires. The vehicle reader is durable, weather-proof, and ready for outdoor use.

Convenient and durable

A simple way to eliminate remotes, fobs, and PIN codes for your gates & garages.

Open and manage gates & garages from anywhere

Our mobile app has more than 20,000, five-star ratings!

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Powerful online management dashboard

Remotely manage, update, and monitor property access

Powerful online management dashboard

Remotely manage, update, and monitor property access

powerful online management dashboard

Specifications

General
  • IP66 outdoor-rated to withstand water, dust, and chemicals
  • IK10 impact-rated
  • Ethernet and WiFi connectivity options
  • Up to 45 feet read range with windshield tag; or remotely with the ButterflyMX mobile app
  • Enclosed in ABS plastic
Min / Max temperature
  • Vehicle reader: -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C)
  • Windshield tag: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
  • Humidity resistant up to 95%
Power
  • Vehicle reader: 12 VDC (9 – 36 VDC) (900 mA)
  • Windshield tag: n/a
Outputs
  • Power relay of 24 VDC 2A
  • Control traffic lights
Dimensions
  • Vehicle reader: 11″ H x 13.7″ W x 1.8″ D
  • Windshield tag: 3.9″ H x 1.2″ W

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RF Technologies
  • Vehicle reader: 902 – 928 MHz  (Mobile app, NFC, Bluetooth)
  • Windshield tag: Passive UHF RFID
Inputs
  • Control by ground loop / presence dectector
Certifications
  • CE
  • FCC
  • UL
  • IP66
  • IK10

Frequently asked questions

Functionality

How does a vehicle access system open gates & garages?

There are two ways to open a vehicle reader-controlled gate or garage: via the ButterflyMX app and with a windshield tag.

How do I enter a vehicle entry point with the ButterflyMX mobile app?

Open the ButterflyMX app and swipe the ‘open door/gate’ button from left to right to open the gate or garage.

How do the windshield tags open the gate or garage?

Drive up to any property entry point fitted with our vehicle reader. The reader automatically scans your windshield tag and opens the gate or garage.

Can I turn off access to the vehicle reader?

Yes, you can do so by logging into your administrator account or by contacting our support team, either will allow you to turn off the resident’s windshield tag and mobile access to the vehicle reader.

Windshield tags

How do windshield tags work with the vehicle reader?

Residents & tenants are issued a windshield tag to place on their vehicles. That tag is associated with the resident/tenant in the ButterflyMX OS database. When the resident/tenant drives up to a gate or garage with the vehicle reader installed, that tag is automatically scanned, and compared to the permissions assigned to that resident/tenant. If they have access permissions to that gate/garage, it will open; otherwise, it will not open. Each time a windshield tag is scanned, a time- and date-stamped record of that scan is stored in the ButterflyMX OS for review. 

Can I turn off windshield tag access?

Yes, if you’re an administrator, you can log into your ButterflyMX OS and change access permissions for windshield tags — any changes will be instantly made. And if permissions are revoked, previously issued windshield tags will no longer provide access to your gate or garage.

Setup & installation

How do I program the vehicle reader and windshield tags?

Installers should follow the instructions for the vehicle reader and windshield tag found on our installation resources page or work with our support team to program and install the vehicle reader and windshield tags. Please reach out to support@butterflymx.com if you have any issues.

Does the vehicle reader work with the ButterflyMX mobile app?

Yes! The vehicle access system is fully compatible with the ButterflyMX mobile app.

Specifications

How is the vehicle reader powered?

The vehicle reader is powered by the ButterflyMX access controller, which requires a 12 VDC power source.

Can the vehicle reader and windshield tags be used outside?

Yes, the vehicle reader is IP66 outdoor-rated and can withstand all outdoor weather conditions if the installation guidelines are met. Windshield tags must be placed inside the vehicle and visible from the dashboard.

Make access simple
at your property

trusted by 1 million

Make access simple at your property

trusted by 1 million

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