Florida Gates: Barrier Gates

Barrier gates are used more as a deterrent or traffic control rather than security gates.  Barrier gate arms reach out across traffic lanes to stop vehicles from proceeding until access is granted.  Toll booths, gated entrances and parking garages are common users of barrier gates.

Barrier gates can have standard straight barrier arms or folding barrier gate arms.  In a parking garage for instance, where height is an issue, a folding arm would be used so that the reach of the arm covers the path of traffic, but folds when raised as to not hit the ceiling.

Barrier gates only prevent passage of vehicles, although there are pedestrian barriers that work in the same manner.  Information on these can be found on our pedestrian barriers & e-gates page.

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Security Gates: Electric Rolling Gates or Sliding Gates

Automatic Sliding Gates, sometimes referred to as electric rolling gates or driveway gates, make great security gates.   Common on commercial properties, or where space is an issue, electric sliding gates are some of the best gates available.  They can be fitted with a variety of safety devices, making them some of the safest gates out there.  For example, safety edges cause a closing gate to stop or reverse course should it come into contact with something.

When an electric sliding gate is automated, it typically needs a v-track to align to.  This keeps the gate straight and minimizes the torque on the operator.  Without some sort of guide for the gate to follow, you would end up with a wobbly gate that’s trying to steer itself off course.  V-tracks should be kept clean and free of debris as to avoid derailing the gate.

If a v-track is not an option, cantilever gate systems are.  Cantilever gate systems use larger gates as to counterbalance the part of the gate that is extending out over the entrance.  The gate doesn’t come into contact with the ground, and is balanced midway.

Automatic Sliding Security Gate (Electric Rolling Driveway Gate) on a v-track

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