Keep these questions in mind when thinking about the automated gate you’d like to install:
2. What do you want the system to do?
3. Where do you plan to place the gate?
If there are existing pillars where the gate will be installed, the gates will need to be hinged off posts adjacent to the pillars.
If the gate will hinge off new columns, there are certain construction requirements that must be fulfilled. I-beams are installed to further secure the gate as well as a small baffle, which protects the gate operator units and will prevent a person from being potentially crushed by the gate.All decisions for final placement of the gate are made keeping both aesthetic and safety in mind. We strictly follow UL-325 and ASTM F-2200, which establishes standards for gate construction and operator installation. By following these standards, we it helps to ensure that you will have an operator system free of pedestrian and vehicular hazards.
4. Are other contractors needed?
Does the gate need an electrical or phone line? Depending on what type of gate entry system you purchase, installation may include working with an electrician or extending your phone line to the end of your driveway. You can use any contractor you prefer for these services, if you are unsure of whom to use, we can provide references.
5. What will your gate look like?
6. Will the gate opening be large enough for the traffic it may see?
7. What is your budget?