Automated or Electric gates are an easy way to ensure security.
For those who find the security of their premises (be it residential or commercial) important, electric gates are the way to go.
Automatic gates have become very affordable and aside from the basic gates, there are now many features that can be added to ensure security.
The most popular gates found on residential properties are swing gates, but these are not the only option available.
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Automating Existing Gates
If you have a set of existing gates that you would like to automate there is every chance that our Installers will be able to accommodate you and will be able to asses if your gates need any adjustments or if they're ready to automate immediately.
Gate pairs that are in sound condition; parallel and undamaged should be suitable to have retrofitted automation. Otherwise repairs can be undertaken, we will be able to advise you on all aspects of automating existing gates.
Swing Gate Systems
A swing gate system usually consists of:- a pair of gates, a pair of gate operators, a control panel with electronics for operating the gates, a couple of remote controls and an intercom or numeric keypad, plus a pair of photoelectric cells and a collapsible rib for safety.
Gates using a swing system are usually operated with a 'single hit' option, whereby the gates open when you press the remote control and close automatically after a short preset delay allowing you time to proceed through the entrance.
Sliding Gate Systems
Sliding gate systems will have many similar elements to swinging gates, typically:- A single gate with wheels, a single gate operator, tracking, a control panel with electronics for operating the gate, a couple of remote controls and an intercom or numeric keypad plus 2 collapsible ribs and a pair of safety photoelectric cells for safety.
Gates using a sliding system will usually be operated with a 'single hit' option, whereby the gates open when you press the remote control and close automatically after a short preset delay allowing you time to proceed through the entrance.
Sliding gates are perfect if space is at a minimum or the driveway behind the gates is on a steep incline. A sliding gate opener slides a gate horizontally past the operating unit. These types of gates can also work well in commercial environments. Sliding gates are also used for cantilever gate systems.