How to Choose an Automated Gate

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The right automated security gate can go a long way.

Picking the right automated gate is critical when it comes to ensuring that your perimeter security plan is doing its job. As the experts in high security fencing, here are our favorite tips to help you choose an automated gate for your home or business.

Slide Gates

Slide gates are a very popular automated gate choice, as they work well on a wide variety of terrain types. Slide gates connect in the center and slide either left or right to open up.

Swing Gates

Swing gates are attached to posts on each side of your driveway, so you won’t need to worry about opening up into traffic. You can choose swing gates that swing towards your property or away from your property, depending on how much space you have to work with. If you are working with a sloped driveway or unique landscaping features, your automated swing gates will open towards the downward slope.

Choose an Automated Gate Open Method

There are many different ways that you can open your automated gate without ever needing to leave your vehicle (hence the word automatic!). Some of the most common entry methods include:

  • Keypad Entry
    • You set a code into a keypad that you can reach from your car and the automated gates will open the moment the correct code is entered.
  • Card Entry
    • Some homeowners enjoy card based automated gates so that you don’t need to worry about remembering a code or telling your code to anyone who needs to gain access to your home.

What Automated Gate Material Is Best?

Chances are, you already have security fencing installed around the perimeter of your home. If you do, choose an automated gate that will coordinate or look nice with your choice of fencing material. The most popular automated gate materials are wrought iron and wood.

Choose Hercules High Security for Your High Security Fencing

Whether you need White House-level security fencing or the perfect version of a white picket fence to guard your business or residential property, trust the experts at Hercules High Security.  For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules High Security online or give us a call at 1-800-395-9597. We will ensure your investment serves your family and your business for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.

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