Electric Security Gates for Homes and Businesses

Even in the amid of technological innovations from the past few decades, such as security cameras and scanners, gates have proven effective enough to keep them from being supplanted by newer creations. However, even though gates don’t need to be replaced, they can often be upgraded. Electric gates add a new layer of functionality to an already highly efficient means of security.

With the added functionality of electric gates comes some extra maintenance, including ensuring the electric components work as they should. When you need expert maintenance or repairs for your gate, turn to Prestige Security Solutions. Our team contains experts in home security who have worked with various gate systems. We can visit your home or business to maintain your security gate.

What Are Electric Security Gates?

The basic concept of electric security gates lies right in the name. Traditional gates are no more than metal structures that can be manually opened and closed. However, electric gates connect those structures to an electrical grid, which renders most manual interaction unnecessary. They are a type of access control system that allows users to open and close them from a distance. Because they’re not designed to operate manually, they are harder to break into.

Installing security gates for commercial properties and homes is an excellent way to increase your overall security. Various electric security gate systems exist, each functioning differently from the next. 

benefits of electric gates

Our Security Gate Servicing 

Our services cover all gate components, from the gate and track to the operating mechanism used for access control. We can inspect and adjust mechanical and electrical parts to get your gate working its best. A few tasks we carry out during our visits include:

  • Observing the gate for structural issues.
  • Inspecting gate opening and closing processes.
  • Lubricating mechanical parts, hinges and pins.
  • Viewing the speed of opening and closing.
  • Checking visual cables in and around the gate operator.
  • Ensuring the gate can open and close manually in power failure.
  • Testing access keys or fobs to ensure they work properly.

The Types of Gates We Service

At Prestige Security Solutions, we work with various electric gate systems. Like any other structure around your home or business, an entry system needs maintenance to keep it in good condition. Here are the variety of gates we work with.

swing gate information

1. Swing Gates

Swing gates are exactly what they sound like — gates that swing open and closed on hinges. These gates are the most similar to traditional gates, which open and close the same way. The difference, of course, is that they operate remotely rather than manually. Instead of using regular hinges, electric swing gates use a system of various parts and gears connected to the electrical grid, enabling them to open and close on their own.

sliding gates

2. Slide Gates

While swing gates are the simplest type of electric gate you can own, they can sometimes run into things as they swing out.

Slide gates come with the benefit of avoiding this issue. They open and close by sliding back and forth parallel to their length along the neighboring stretch of gate. They do this using wheels on the bottom that roll across the ground. By using this method, they don’t take up any additional space in the process of opening and closing. This design allows cars to sit directly in front of the gate as it opens.

cantilever gates

3. Cantilever Gates

Cantilever gates are a different type of slide gate. At a glance, they function the same way, opening by sliding along the edge of the adjacent gate length and out of the way. But the difference lies in how they’re supported and how they move. Regular slide gates roll along with the help of wheels on the ground. However, different things can obstruct these wheels, such as heavy amounts of snow.

Cantilever gates offer a solution to this problem. Instead of placing their wheels on the ground, they’re supported by bars on the part of the gate they slide along. By rolling along these bars, they eliminate dependence on the ground, allowing them to function more reliably.

Boom Barrier Gates

4. Boom Gates

Boom barrier gates might not look exactly like what you think of when you hear the word “gate,” but you’ve no doubt seen them before. Most often, they consist of a single bar extending horizontally to block vehicles from passing. When they open, they swing upward like the hand of a clock to let the car through.

These gates aren’t as good at keeping out intruders who are on foot as other types of gates. However, they’re great as a simple method for preventing vehicular entry. Some typical applications include parking garages, private roads or security checkpoints.

Benefits of Electric Security Gates

Security gates allow you to keep intruders away from your property. Often, the presence of the gate is enough to deter robbers or other unwanted people. A gate also keeps kids and pets in, creating greater safety around a home. The electric component adds convenience, as you can open the gate faster. Electric gates increase property value while decreasing insurance rates, making them a worthwhile investment.

Having a property security gate only matters when you service it regularly. Here are a few benefits of consistent servicing:

  • Professionals can find and address minor issues that could lead to costly repairs in the future. 
  • Regular servicing keeps your gate in better condition for longer, increasing the value of your investment.
  • When your gate works as it should, you get a high level of control over who comes in and leaves.
  • Servicing ensures safety compliance, keeping the gate from causing injury as it moves.

How Often Should You Service Your Gate?

It’s ideal to have a professional service your gate once a year. Experts might notice issues you miss during your visual inspections. However, if you use the gate often, more frequent professional inspections can be beneficial. Commercial gates typically need more service visits annually because the gate opens and closes more.

Get Your Business or Home Security Solution Today

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Electric gates are an excellent way to improve the convenience, appearance and — most importantly — security of your home or office. Prestige Security Solutions has your back when you need gate security services. Operating throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and beyond, we will help you keep your premises safe.

Get in touch with us to bring expert security to your home today!

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