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Gate Automation: Everything You Need to Know

Have you decided that it’s time to update the fence around your building, or do you want to upgrade your gate automation system? With several options out there, how do you decide what’s best for your company and employees’ security? It all comes down to how you want your automated gate to function: sliding or swinging. 

Automatic Gate Types

Slide: These gates slide horizontally to permit vehicular traffic. There are options for single- and double-gate assemblies, which slide left or right, effectively clearing the driveway. Slide gates require a track and roller assembly that is installed parallel to the fence line. These gates work best along flat driveways with enough space on either side to accommodate them.

Swing: These gates swing open like a regular door. There are options for single- and double-gate assemblies, which rotate inward to clear the driveway. The type of operator will determine if it uses a lever or an articulated arm to pivot the gates open and closed. These gates require less space than slide gates to open and shut.

How Much Does Gate Automation Cost?

Biddle & Brown Fence offers complete gate automation packages that provide privacy, security, and convenience. From simple remote control to RFID card access, we can tailor a system to fit your specific needs, budget, and aesthetics. Prices vary depending on preferred materials, operator, customization, and installation requirements.

Material options include iron, steel, chain link, and aluminum. We offer a wide range of gate operators from established brand manufacturers, including LiftMaster® and Doorking®, among others. There are several options for controlling the gate, as well. Our sales team can discuss all available options with you to help you make an informed choice.

Automation for a Variety of Applications

Gate automation is used to minimize traffic and restrict access to areas where privacy and security are essential. These systems are commonly used for access control – either during business hours or 24/7 – in a wide variety of residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Automatic gates can even be installed within buildings.

Popular applications include:

  • Manufacturing plants
  • Mini storage facilities
  • Gated communities
  • Detention facilities
  • Parking garages
  • Warehouses
  • Airports
  • Schools

The Commercial Fence Contractor to Call

Biddle & Brown Fence’s experienced sales, management, and fence installation teams have completed thousands of commercial and industrial jobs over the past 35 years.

Whether you’re in the market for ornamental iron fencing, gate automation, or any other type of fencing – we’ve got the solution for you.

We offer high-quality materials to ensure your assets are protected from vandalism, theft, and the elements. Contact us at (602) 456-8999 to schedule an appointment.

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