Similar to the choosing of a residential automated electric gate, there are also important factors to take into consideration when choosing the best commercial electric gate that will fit the needs of a business. These factors may include:
- Required opening size; what size of equipment will be using the gate
- Available space
- Usage; how often will it be used
- Construction material; ornamental iron or chain link
- Weight of the gate
- Weather conditions
- Type of power available
This basic information will lay the ground work for a company experienced in commercial electric gate installation service and repair to assist in choosing the best system for the project at hand.
The next decisions will involve the parts of the gate, the type of gate to be used and the best gate operator to make it function. A slide gate may be recommended for a light duty commercial gate. A cantilever gate may be recommended for a heavy duty commercial gate as the wheels operate on rails rather than the ground minimizing the chance of obstruction. An electric motor running a hydraulic gate operator will have enough torque to efficiently move a commercial gate.
As you can imagine, a commercial electric gate that can weigh in excess of 20,000 pounds and move quite quickly, would require some sort of safety mechanisms; warning signs, audible sounds even the possibility of contact sensors.
Accessories are also an option with a commercial electric gate. Accessories such as:
- An assortment of access control devices
- Intercom system
- Video surveillance
- Vendor access
- Emergency access to fire, police and medical personnel
Using an experienced commercial electric gate installation service and repair company will not only ensure the project is completed correctly and efficiently, it will ensure the system stays operational with regular maintenance and upgrades as technologies change. For more information contact us today at Automated Gate Services, Inc. (888)428-3711.