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FAQ – Automated Gate Systems
What are common problems people have with their gate systems?
- Training or lack of training
- Improper equipment selection
- Lightning or storm related issues
- Poor installation standards
What is the typical service performed and maintenance required for an automated gate?
Adjusting limit switches, align photo beams, vehicle loop failures, adjusting gate rollers and trucks on slide gates, fixing stuck hinges and lubricating hinges on swing gates, storm damage, snow removal…they are not plows!
Do you have a list of services performed during Routine Maintenance?
Yes, we utilize a checklist as part of the maintenance package (s) available.
What are some typical gate styles / designs (arch, steel, aluminum, iron, wood, swing gate, slide gate)?
- Swing – Steel, Ornamental Iron, Wood on Steel, Chain Link, and Aluminum
- Slide- Steel, Chain Link and Aluminum
- Vertical Pivot- Steel, Chain Link, Ornamental and Aluminum
- Barrier Arm- Wood or Aluminum
What happens if the power goes out?
Most systems today have a manual means to open the gate if power goes out.
What happens if there’s a power surge?
Gate systems have come a long way as far as surge protection is concerned. With properly installed surge protectors, most surges go unnoticed. HOWEVER, there is no guarantee that your system will never receive damage. Surge protection is akin to life insurance – you should strongly consider obtaining some. Although there is some upfront cost, the long-term benefit may save you tremendously in terms of equipment replacement due to lack of protection. Discuss this with your provider.
Do you offer any special features specifically for farms or horse farms?
With any gate that maybe unattended, such as a horse farm, gated community, farm or even residential, it’s always important to consider a means of access for mail services, (UPS, FEDX) general deliveries. Also most important… responding agencies such as police, fire and EMT services.
I have an older gate system. Is there a way to upgrade it so I can use an app on my smartphone (iphone / android) to open it?
It is possible with the older gate systems, but this does require connection to the internet.
Do I need a permit to have a gate installed?
Always check with your local authorities regarding a permit.