Automatic Barrier Arm Gates in Hamilton

A barrier arm gate is a type of gate that uses a boom or arm to block access to a restricted area. The barrier arm is raised and lowered using a motorized operator, and can be opened manually in the event of a power outage.

They are often used in parking lots, driveways, and other areas where it is necessary to control traffic flow.

Barrier arm gates can be operated manually or automatically, and can be opened and closed using a variety of methods, such as buttons, keypads, remote controls, and sensors. When closed, the gate arm blocks access to the restricted area, and when opened, allows vehicles or pedestrians to pass through.

Barrier arm gates can be made from a variety of materials, such as aluminum, steel, wood, and plastic, and can be customized to fit a variety of applications.

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How does a barrier arm gate work?

Many barrier arm gates are operated by a remote control, but some are operated by an access control system. This system uses an access card or fob that is assigned to authorized users. When they approach the gate, the system will read their card or fob and determine if they are authorized to enter. The motorized operator then begins to raise the barrier arm. A second sensor is located at the end of the travel path to verify that the barrier arm has reached the fully open position. If the second sensor is not triggered, the system will automatically stop and reverse the motor to close the barrier arm.

When the barrier arm is in the lowered position, and a vehicle is exiting the property, a sensor detects whether there is a vehicle present and, if so, initiates the opening sequence. Once the vehicle has cleared the barrier, the arm will automatically raise back to the closed position.

Barrier Arm Automatic Gate illustration

Diagram of DiTec Qik barrier gate mechanism


  • Motorized operator with automatic lowering and raising functionality
  • Vehicle detection sensors for opening and closing sequence
  • Second sensor at end of travel path to verify fully open position
  • Manual override in event of power outage
  • Durable construction for external installation

Factors to consider when choosing a barrier arm gate.

The size of the opening

Barrier arm gates come in a variety of sizes. The size of the gate will depend on the size of the opening. It is important to choose a size that is appropriate for the opening.

The type of establishment where the barrier arm gate will be used

The type of establishment where the barrier arm gate will be used is also important. There are different types of barrier arm gates for different types of establishments. For example, there are barrier arm gates which are designed for parking lots. There are also barrier arm gates which are designed for driveways.

The third thing to consider is the budget

The budget is also an important consideration. Barrier arm gates can be expensive. It is important to choose a gate that is within the budget.


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