A gate serves two functions: to let people in and to keep people out. Now, thanks to the advancement of technology, heavy gates can open and close on command, making it easier to keep your home safe.
If you’re thinking of getting an automated gate, perhaps you’re after more security and comfort, or maybe it’s the added style? Whatever your reason for choosing an automated gate, it’s important to know the different types of gates and how they work.
A sliding gate is operated by a motor and gearbox which are installed on the inside of the gate. The motor can move the gate to the left or the right, at a right angle. The motor engages with a toothed track that lies on the back of the gate, to provide the traction necessary to make the gate move. If a driveway or entrance is uneven, a cantilevered system may be used instead.
Swing gates are electric and move in and out. The electric arms are attached to the gatepost and on the gate, serving as hinges. They are either automated by an underground system or pillar mounted (overground) system.
Benefits of Automated Gates
Having an automated gate means better security. Electric gates can protect you and your family from intruders, so you can rest in your safe place in peace. You can also wave goodbye to annoying salesmen and stray animals that tear up your garden.
An automated gate is also more convenient. Life is easier when you don’t have to hop out of your car and heave a gate open twice a day. With an electric gate, all it takes is a push of a remote control button.
Edgesmith: Automated Gate Experts
At Edgesmith, we have gate automation solutions to suit a range of landscapes and tastes. We provide Roger’s brushless technology – a revolutionary piece of technology that is powerful, reliable and uses only a small amount of energy. A brushless motor won’t burn out, and is capable of operating under intensive use, even in the most extreme environments. Designed for rapid movement on a low voltage system, this gate automation hardware is one of the best.
All of our automated gate hardware can be installed by an expert provided by the team at Edgesmith. We recommend hiring a professional to get the job done, as expert installation guarantees longevity of products and top functionality. If you have further enquiries about how gate automation works, get in touch with one of our knowledgeable team members.