Automatic Gates

Gates are a critical point in perimeter security. Designed to operate continuously, automatic gates ensure only authorized people enter a secured area and are typically installed at the entrance of a campus or facility to control vehicle access entering and exiting the site.

Gate Structures

Automatic gate types are defined by their structure, how they move, materials, and finishes. Some roll across the ground, while others lift. Some are designed to use hydraulic power, while others are gear- or chain-driven. Different types of gates have variable space and structural support requirements, as well as tolerances for frequency of use, weather conditions, and crash impact.

Crusader Fence offers a range of quality, high-security automatic gate options to meet your needs, including:

  • Slide Gate
  • Cantilever Gate
  • Swing Gate
  • Vertical Lift Gate
  • Vertical Pivot Lift Gate
  • Bi-Fold Gate
  • Barrier Arm Gate

Gate Operations

Another major consideration when selecting an automatic gate system is the type of machinery that moves the gate in and out of its opening. Gate operators are electrically-powered and may be chain-driven, gear-driven, or hydraulic.

Crusader Fence installs many commercial motor brands, including:

  • Liftmaster
  • HySecurity
  • Doorking
  • Delta Scientific
  • Linear
  • Electric Power Door
  • Bavak
  • Secure USA

Additional Considerations

Selecting the right gate system for your specific setting and access control needs is essential. Crusader Fence is available to assess your physical site and potential security risks to recommend the best solution for your situation.

Important factors include:

  • Operational Safety
  • Use of Space
  • Duty Cycle
  • Aesthetics & Materials
  • Maintenance
  • Crash Test Certification (K Ratings)
  • Tracks (Single, Double, Trackless)
  • Gate Speed
  • Vehicle Height & Weight
  • Access Control Systems (Keypads, Card Readers)

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