Can existing gates be automated?

Automatic Electric Gates

In short, yes – existing gates can indeed be automated.

In fact, that’s exactly what we do here at Gate Auto. We’re one of the UK’s leading suppliers of electric gate opener kits and access control systems for automatic gates including swing gates, sliding gates and cantilever gates, supplying to both the trade and public for residential and commercial properties. So, whatever type of gates you’ve got, we can help.

What sort of gates can be automated?

There are several different types of gates that can be automated, including swing gates and sliding gates. Generally, the process of automating each type of gate is slightly different – for example we offer a range of automation kits from above ground gate kits to underground gate kits if you’d prefer your automation system to be out of sight. The choice of automation system you decide to go with will likely depend on several factors, including the size and weight of the gate, the level of usage, and the available power supply.

How do we install gate automation kits at Gate Auto?

The installation process will vary depending on the type of gate and the automation system being used. In general, the installation will involve attaching the motor and control mechanism to the gate and connecting it to a power source. After the system has been installed, it will need to be programmed and tested. The programming will involve setting the opening and closing speed, adjusting the sensitivity of the safety sensors, and configuring any other settings that are required. Once the system has been programmed, it will need to be tested to ensure that it is functioning correctly. Once we’ve completed our checks, you’ll be good to go!

What sort of electric gate would best suit my needs?

The kind of electric gates you opt for will be determined by where you plan to have them. For example, the electric gates you’d install at home on your driveway will differ from the kind you’d use as an access point for a commercial business.

If you’re looking to provide access to a business, then Cantilever gate kits are probably your best option – they’re the natural choice for heavy-duty commercial businesses, and for plenty of good reasons. They’re the perfect match for commercial gates, which are usually particularly large and heavy, and built in the palisade style for extra security value. Opening and closing gates of this size requires exceptional strength and durability, as well as the ability to handle a high number of cycles – all qualities that cantilever gate kits have in spades.

If you’re looking for options for your home, then you’ll want to opt for either sliding or swing gates. Both sliding gates and swing gates have different strengths and material qualities, making them suitable for different settings and environments. It’s not just about a matter of personal preference – you’ll also need to ensure that you’re choosing a gate that suits the space you have available. For further advice, feel free to contact us!

All in all, existing gates can be automated with the right equipment and installation. The benefits of gate automation include convenience, security, and increased property value, so if you are considering automating your gate, then you’re in exactly the right place. Here at Gate Auto, we can provide you with a wide range of electric gate kit and garage door openers, alongside an array of accessories to ensure you get the most out of your electric gates. Feel free to browse them right here on our site, or give us a call on 01282 677300!