Thanks to their more straightforward construction, swing gates generally cost less than sliding gates, though this largely depends on the size, style, and material of the gate in question.
Automatic swing gates operate by two gates that meet in the middle. Both side open to the inside of the property when they receive an authentic signal from a remote control (for example).
Automatic swing gates usually open inwards towards the property. There are exceptions to this rule though. For example, an uphill driveway means they might open outwards instead, providing the gates remain inside your property boundary.
Recent automatic swing gate installations
How an automatic swing gate works
You can see below that access through the gate is by way of a remote control. We are able to provide clients with numerous options for controlling their automatic gates including: hand-held wireless remotes, keypads, intercoms, Smartphones, time clocks, access control and automatic vehicle detectors.
The remote control sends a signal to the electronic control panel, which in turn, commands the actuators to pull the gates open, or push them closed. The column-mounted photocells are on the inside of the gate and allow for automatic opening when someone wants to exit the property. There is no need to use the remote control to exit the property in this case.
For people who do not have a remote, you can install an Intercom on your gate that can either ring inside your house or call you on your mobile phone. You can then talk to them and open the gate remotely to let them in.
However, there will also be people who you do know that need access. So, rather than giving them a remote control you can install an access control device such as a Digital Keypad and give visitors a pin number, which is also handy for the meter reader, gardeners, cleaners and kids coming home from school.
Swing gate for people with disabilities
Automatic sliding gates can provide an accessibility solution for people with disabilities who have difficulty using standard manually operated gates.
There are many types of swing gates that make travel easier for people with disabilities, and the technology involved can vary significantly. These gates can be operated via a variety of methods, including push buttons, keypads, or remote controls, and can be customized to best meet the needs of the individual.
Here are a few things to consider when researching automatic swing gates:
- The gate should be easy to use, with clear instructions on how to operate it.
- The gate should be able to open and close automatically, without requiring any manual input from the user.
- The gate should be designed to accommodate people with a variety of disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs, walkers, or have other mobility impairments.
- The gate should be equipped with safety features to prevent injuries, such as sensors that stop the gate from closing if someone is in the way.
- The gate should be made of durable materials that can withstand the elements and provide a long lifespan.
- The gate should be backed by a warranty from the manufacturer in case of defects or problems.
When selecting an automatic sliding gate, it is also important to consider the width of the opening, the weight and height of the gate, the type of drive (chain, belt, or gear), the power source (solar, battery, or AC), and the level of security needed.
If you would like to know more about the features that suit your application, feel free to phone us on 07 849 0901 for more information.