Types of Automatic Gate11/17/2013 Back To Blog
Many home and business owners consider installing automatic gates to improve their safety and security. However, there are several types of automatic gates which should be assessed before purchasing. There are more considerations than the gate remote, since each type of model is best suited to certain property requirements.
This is the most common form of automatic gate. They are hung onto a pillar or post and swing open or closed. This may feature one panel which is hinged on a single side, or double panels. They do require a great deal of clearance space, so may not be suited for properties with insufficient flat space on the driveway.
Swing models can be very attractive and inexpensive. A swing gate operator is also simple to install and has minimal mechanics. This makes them a popular choice for residential and business properties.
Sliding or Cantilevered:
This provides a more flexible option for those with limited space or a steep incline of driveway. They are designed to work even on an angle as they simply move on sliding gate wheels and a track. This eliminates the need to have the ground leveled but they do tend to be a little more costly to purchase. Solid sliding gates are readily available which can significantly increase security.
Lifting models provide the ideal solution for those with minimal space. This provides a roll up gate which rises to allow access. These are more commonly seen on commercial properties and parking garages but they can be used for residential homes.
It is important to consider the particular circumstances and requirements of your home or business premises to assess which type of gate would best suit your needs. Take a little time to measure your driveway and fully research the options before committing to purchase which will ensure the model you select is best suited to your needs.