Automated gate systems were first invented in the late 19th century and were originally used for railway systems. However, in the modern world as gated communities and areas became more common, electric gates became more common for residential areas as well as commercial properties.
Though they require a fair bit of maintenance and regular upkeep, there are several benefits to installing an automatic gate. It’s more convenient to use and doesn’t require more physical labor, and also offers a higher level of security if coupled with other security measures such as cameras and fingerprint access.
How do electric gates work?
Automatic or electric gates work by using an electrical mechanism that allows the doors to open and close easily.
They have safety features such as sensors that help them see whether or not the path is clear enough to let the gate open and shut smoothly.
If you want to make your electric gate a part of a more sophisticated security system consider investing in equipment like close circuit surveillance cameras, keycards, electronic keypads, electric locks and more.
Here are some things to consider when getting an automatic gate for your property.
Selecting the right motor
Automatic gates could feature and AC or DC motor. The motor is integral to the way these gates work without needing to push them manually.
However, you should always consider having this feature installed because you don’t want the gate to be stuck in case of a power outage.
Where you install the gate
Most kinds of automatic gates are swing gates, which means they need to be placed on flat surfaces to enable smooth functioning of the gate. There should also be enough space in the driveway for the gate to open easily.
Aside from the topography and terrain of the area, you should also take into consideration the environment, and exposure to weather conditions. Where we place the gate also impacts the kind of motor we use for it.
Choosing the right type of gate
Electric gates are very versatile and come in a wide variety of options including sliding electric gates, swing gates, rollback gates which is similar to sliding gates but can be used on an inclined surface. You can also get bi-parting gates or opt for ram or link arm units for commercial use.
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We can help you install electric gates with special features in your residential or commercial property to make them more high security. For more information regarding choosing the right openers, increasing security with automatic gates and selecting the right one for your property, visit our website.
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