Gate and Fencing

Types of Electric Gate Fences – How Do Automatic Driveway Gates Work?

by rbenvin

March 11, 2020

Gates and Fencing


Automatic Driveway Gates: How Do They Work?

Having a beautiful cedar or wrought iron fence can create privacy and security to your home. Yet what about the driveway? For many people, they want to completely enclose the yards and control who can come onto their properties.

Knowing the 6 Types of Electric Gate Fences

Homes that have an electric fence gate are more secure and private. These kinds of gated homes can be found in subdivisions where there could be a gated entry or in single residential homes with a lot of land that the owner wants to keep private from trespassers. There are 2 different types of electrical gates, many different automatic gate options and many different types of fences. We will discuss them more in detail here.

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  • Braden Bills Reply

    November 30, 2021 at 7:35 am

    I want to have a fence around my property, but I want to still be able to use my driveway. It makes sense that an electrical gate would be worth looking into for me! That seems like a good way to ensure that I put everything together properly.

    • admin Reply

      December 16, 2021 at 12:55 pm

      Hi Braden, Gate automation is worth the investment. The key it is to ensure the selected hardware and gear are rated for the amount of use. I see often that the use of an automated gate with hardware and mechanized components that are not sufficient for the frequency. I see often that the triggers to reset the gate opening and closing can be mis-aligned and in the wrong distances that can component ware in an excessive manner. Good rule of thumb is to ensure the gate allows a full cycle to open an close rather than having it triggerable mid-open or close to do the opposite. It’s better to wait for the full cycle and be easy on the motors and hinge and pivot ware than to jolt the system…. and this all depends on the system! Hope you connect with a contractor that can help you figure out what is needed for your project! Best regards, Amanda, The Fix It Queen™ – CEO, BidMyVid®

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