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How Automatic Driveway Gates Work

Learn how automatic driveway gates work.

Learn how automatic driveway gates work.

A beautiful and durable fence can help create privacy and security for your home, but an automatic gate also helps to protect your driveway. If you are interested in completely enclosing your property and controlling who you let in, an automatic driveway gate is an excellent investment! Continue reading to learn more about automatic gates from Hercules Fence DC and how they work.

Motion Control

All automatic gates use a motor to control the motion of the door. How the gate will open depends on the style and type of gate operator you have, as some driveway gates have doors that slide from left to right, while others have doors that swing open and close. There are many options to how automatic gate systems work, but most gates will have locks, remotes, and intercom or keypad, and an intercom receiver. 

Sliding Gate

Sliding gates are a popular type of automatic gate, as they are convenient when there is not enough room to accommodate a swinging door. Some sliding gates have a track along the bottom of the driveway with rollers on the bottom of the gate. This allows the gate to stay steady and in position when opening and closing.

Swing Gates

Another common automated gate system is the swing gate, the open like a regular door. You can choose between one large panel door or two gates that swing open from the middle, creating a part in the driveway. These gates come in a variety of elaborate styles, so you can personalize it to match your home and fence!

Automated Gate Systems From Hercules Fence DC

Hercules Fence Washington DC can provide convenient gate operator systems for all purposes, and our gate operator system experts will recommend the appropriate system for your specific needs. We will analyze the opening size, style of fence and gate, distance from your home, road surface material, entry mechanism, exit mechanism, and safety concerns before recommending the right gate and operator for the intended purpose. Automated gate operators can work on most style gates, and entry can be via transmitters, pushbutton, touchpad, touchpad with intercom, dedicated phone line connection or swipe card. Safety is provided by metal detection loops, photo eyes, and metal detecting gate edges. The operator mechanism can be hydraulic or mechanical chain-drive. You can even have your cell phone ring every time someone enters your driveway! Call Hercules Fence today to learn more about gate operator systems.

Residential Fences for Your Home from Hercules Fence DC

Hercules Fence DC has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.

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