Frequently Asked Questions
Can you automate my existing gates?
Yes, but there are many factors to consider such as the strength and state of repair of your gates and posts or pillars. One of the most important factors is the hinge geometry as the automation equipment has strict parameters of performance. Automating gates is a skilled task and you should always seek professional advice.
What Can You Tell Me About Security?
Security plays a large part in choosing to install an electric gate system at either your home or business premises. Electrically controlled gates are a much better deterrent to the opportunist, car thief or vandal. In conjunction with a video or audio intercom, you can control who has access to your premises from the safety of your home or office. You can effectively move your first line of defense to your gateway rather than your front door.
What About Convenience?
Look at driveways with wrought iron or wooden gates. How many are left open? If one of your reasons for installing gates was for security, you’ve wasted your money if you can’t be bothered to get out of the car to close them every day. Both metal and wooden gates can be very heavy and difficult to open and close so automating them may be a necessity for some. For most people opening and closing gates is nothing more than a nuisance unless you live on a busy main street. Freeing yourself from this chore has to be by far the most common reason for installing automatic gates. Imagine coming home on a dark, stormy night. Now imagine being able to open the gates from the comfort, warmth and safety of your car and then close them safely behind you.
Are These Gates Practical?
Speaking of busy roads, do motorists turn around or, worse, park in your driveway? Do you have children? Would you prefer to keep them safely behind your gates and away from the road or people passing by? What about your pets? You can have your gates close automatically behind you so that you will never forget to close them and jeopardize your children or your pets safety.
What Type Of System Is Best For Me?
You have many options available to you, the decision about which system to choose is partly aesthetic, partly about conditions at the site and the size of your gates, partly, of course, cost. You can choos from materials like Iron or Wood. We can arrange for a skilled representative to call and carry out a site visit, discuss the options with you and advise you on the best option to meet your individual requirements. We will then provide a free, no-obligation quote.