Article by Lindsay Mineo
Keeping their property safe is a concern for many San Diego homeowners an automatic gate can be a great way to address this concern since it will prevent unauthorized vehicle traffic from entering your property. Along with the security benefits, an automatic gate can also be a very attractive option for beautifying your property if you select an ornamental gate. For San Diego homeowners who are interested in getting an automatic gate for their property, we’ve compiled some useful information about automatic gates.
When it comes to automatic gates, they are typically available in two different types: sliding and swinging. Swinging gates open either in or out when the gate is operated, and sliding gates open by moving to one side when the gate is operated. A swinging gate is generally well-suited to a driveway that is on level ground, allowing the gate to move freely, while a sliding gate requires enough clearance on one side of the gate in order to open properly.
When it comes to which material you want to use for your automatic gate, you have a great selection of materials: wood, chain link, iron, or aluminum. Any of these is a great choice, but It is important to remember that wood will need to be maintained regularly to keep it from deteriorating due to exposure to the elements and iron will also need to be maintained regularly to prevent rust or corrosion. Aluminum can be a great alternative to iron due to its corrosion and rust resistance, but it is consequently more expensive.
Safety may be an issue for you when it comes to your automatic gate. Most automatic gate openers include a safety sensor that will reverse the gate immediately if an obstruction is detected. In addition to this, there are several other safety measures you can implement to prevent potential damage to your car or injury to anyone in the path of the gate such as your children or pets.Photo Eye is similar to a garage door opener safety sensor an invisible beam is projected across the gate opening. If the beam is broken by a car, person or any other obstacle, the gate will automatically reverse. Loop Sensor is a metal-detecting sensor is buried under the driveway that will automatically reverse the gate if a car is detected above it.Miller Edge is a sensor is attached to the edge of your gate, the gate posts or wall. If an object comes into contact with it, the gate will automatically reverse.
An automatic gate is generally reliable, but some simple issues can crop up that could prevent it from working correctly. If your gate isn’t responding to the gate opener remote or when you enter your code – check that your code is being entered correctly and that the remote signal isn’t being blocked by trees or any other obstacles. If the gate is connected to your home’s power supply check that the circuit breaker has not tripped and that the opener sensors haven’t gotten dirty or blocked by debris.If you aren’t able to resolve your gate opener issues with these simple measures, we advise that you contact a San Diego automatic gate company to assist you. They can perform any troubleshooting or repairs necessary to get your gate operating properly.