Automatic gates have long been associated with industrial use, but they are also used for homes, housing complexes and schools. Automated Gate Services has been trusted for automated electric gate installation service & repair near Irvine for more than thirty-five years.
Gates that are operated using automatic equipment save time, money, and personnel resources. With that said, if you have installed, purchase property with an automatic gate, or plan to install an automatic gate, there are some things that you should know about all automatic gates.
- They are heavy. Many of them are made of iron, or of sturdy wood.
- They should have fail-safe, “no trap” precautions installed. These include such things as electronic sensors that cause the gate to stop when something unusual is in its path.
- Gates are susceptible to depredations from weather, insects, and simple wear over time.
To avoid complications with your gate, there are steps that you can take to ensure its longevity. We will be glad to help with these.
- Have your gate professionally installed. While some gates are advertised as being possible for a home DIY person to do on their own, professionals have teams that put in , driveway gates, turnstiles and similar installations. We know the standards, and adhere to them.
- Keep it clean. That might seem like an odd statement about something that is likely to be exposed to weather. However, outside elements including insects, dust, rain, sun and snow can take a toll on the operating parts of your mechanical gate.
- Set up a regular maintenance schedule. Having a professional check your gate at specified intervals can help keep it in its best operating order, and ensure its safety.
Finally, educate everyone who will be using the gate or who might be near it to respect its size and its limitations. Call Automated Gate Services at (888)428-3711 if you would like to learn more about automated electric gate installation service & repair near Irvine.
Automated Gate Services wishes you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve each of you, and it is truly our pleasure to do business with you. We hope we can look forward to our continued relationship for many years to come.
Our office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.
We will resume to normal business hours Monday, November 27th.
Automated Gate Services, with more than 35 years of experience with automated entry systems, has your driveway automated electric gate installation service & repair near Fontana well in hand. From the selection of the type of gate, to any additional security purposes or accessories, and even the design, our team can assist you in bringing your dream gate to reality.
Driveway gates come in a variety of different applications, including slide gates and swing gates. The gate type is defined by how it opens and closes. A slide gate rolls on tracks, and a swing gate opens on hinges. You gate installer should make recommendations based on the entrance the gate is being installed in. For example, with slide gates, you will need space on either side of the driveway for the gate to move to when it is opened, at minimum the length of the gate opening, but at most up to three or so additional feet of room. If you do not have the space for the gate to extend back when opened, a slide gate would not be the gate of choice. A swing gate also has limitations for how it can be installed. Just as a slide gate needs room to the left and right for the gate to be opened, a swing gate will need room to the front of where it opens.
At this point, you may be wondering if you can fit an automated driveway gate at all! Yes – we can help you install a driveway gate with limited space. We will happily visit your location prior to installation to ensure you have the proper type of gate selected. From there, the fun of customization can begin. The overall design aesthetic is able to be highly personalized from the type of material used, to adding fun extras such a decorative monograms or logos, etc. This is also where you can choose from adding security features such a video recording, and select the type of access control device for entry and exit.
Contact Automated Gate Services at (888)428-3711 for driveway automated electric gate installation service & repair near Fontana.
Automated Gates Services is experienced with commercial electric gate installation service & repair in Corona. There are many different variables to consider when selecting the correct equipment for your commercial gate. In today’s blog, we are going to go over things to consider when it comes time to decide what type of commercial gate operator would be best suited to your specific application.
- How many cycles per hour?
Different commercial gate operators will be recommended based on the volume of traffic they are expected to receive in a given time period. Typically this is measured in cycles per hour. Some operators have only 8 or 12 cycles per hour, while others are “continuous”. If you will have a constant flow of traffic, an operator with only 8 cycles per hour is not going to meet your needs.
- What kind of gates will it operate?
Consider weight, height, and also if the gates are sliding, sectional, or rolling. Weight matters, of course, because of the power of the motor you will need to have for the operator. A heavier gate will require a more powerful operating motor. Height should come into consideration because an 8 foot operator will not be able to open a 24 foot gate (you don’t want to find this out during installation!). Finally, the style of gate, sliding, sectional, or rolling, must also pair with the operator, as mis-matched components will not work.
- Are photo eyes included?
Most gate operators now include photos eyes. Photo eyes are sensors that detect the presence of traffic, especially vehicles. They act as a safety feature to prevent a gate from closing if there is an object in it’s path. If you have the option between a commercial gate operator that does not have photo eyes included, and one that does, we highly recommend choosing the latter.
Our team at Automated Gates Services is experienced with commercial electric gate installation service & repair in Corona. Contact us at (888)428-3711 for questions about installation costs and recommendations, or if you need repairs on an existing gate. We look forward to serving you.
- How many cycles per hour?
Controlling traffic flow, vehicular or pedestrian, can be a challenge when the gate in question is several feet, or even miles, from established electrical service. These particular scenarios are where solar powered gate operators can provide a great alternative option. With a good battery backup and plenty of strong sunlight, a solar panel on a pole will be unobtrusive and effective. With our experience in solar powered automated gate installation service & repair in Los Angeles, Automated Gate Services, Inc., is ready to help you take advantage of the abundant sunlight in southern California.
The key to setting up a reliable and efficient solar powered gate is to properly size the photovoltaic solar panel and the battery, and team them up with the right gate opener. For example, your solar powered gate operator must be powerful enough to open and close your gate, and also to handle the volume of traffic that will be coming and going. There are many options to choose from, and you won’t need to make that decision on your own if you work with a professional automated gate installation company. Having someone visit your property prior to installation is always recommended.
Our skilled technical team will be more than glad to assist you with the selection process. With more than 35 years’ experience with a broad variety of gates, Automated Gate Services, Inc., is well qualified to advise you on your gate selection, and can help with your solar powered automated gate installation service & repair in Los Angeles – call (888)428-3711 for your complimentary initial consultation. Our able team can answer your questions and help you develop a plan for your installation.
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