How to Choose a Gate Operator pt.2

Electric Sliding & Rolling Security Gates

When security is your prime objective, a good automatic sliding gate or electric rolling gate is the way to go.  These gates roll across a v-track, which is installed in the driveway and keeps the gate straight and stable. These are the types of gates used primarily by commercial properties, businesses, government facilities, utility companies, and a good portion of gated communities.  Sliding gates don’t require the clearance that a swing gate does, and rest on wheels so that they don’t put a strain on hinges.

The right operator for you will be based on gate weight and rate of speed.  For instance, an Elite Mega Slide gate operator is built for lighter loads like a residential driveway gate or a gate for a small business location.  Its runs off a 24V DC motor and can support gates up to 1,00o lbs. and up to 32 ft. in length.

For a commercial application though you should really think of going with a thicker, stronger, more durable gate.  That of course means heavier too!  An Elite SL3000UL would be a good choice here, and it is available in a variety of models to satisfy variable conditions such as traffic load, temperature and emergency accessibility.  Available with stronger motors to handle heavier gates as well.

With locations in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, and Melbourne, chances are if you live in Florida, then there is an FDC near you waiting to come out and see you and get you set up solutions to all your access control, security gate and parking systems needs.

Contact FDC today and get a quote on a custom gate system!

Choosing the Right Gate Operator

So you want to get an automated, gated entrance or driveway gate, but aren’t sure which way to go.  First things first, you’ve got to decide on your gate style.  If style and design is your main priority, you want to go with a nice ornamental swing gate system.  Swing gates give an elegant, classy look to a gate entrance, and can be custom designed to give your estate almost any look you could imagine.  Since they swing open, and don’t slide behind another gate, they allow for more extravagant decorations designed to look like tree brances, tropical fruits, blooming flowers and more.

Take a look at this elaborate ornamental driveway gate system fitted with a Hy Security Swing Riser electric gate operator.  “Open Sesame!”

As shown above, your gated entrance can really stand out if a swing gate is used.  Trying to do something like this on a slide gate or electric rolling gate wouldn’t really work because of the clearance that would be needed to prevent the branches from catching on the gate posts as it slides open and shut.

Available operators include HySecurity Swing Smart and Swing Riser gate operators for swing gates & electric driveway gates.  The SwingSmart DC 20 can handle gate leafs up to 20 feet wide and 1300 lbs.

The HySecurity SwingRiser model actually raises the gate a bit before swinging as to avoid any debris in the path of the gate’s swing.  Models include the SwingRiser 14 which can handle gates up to 9 feet & 1000 lbs, the SwingRiser 19 that can handle gates up to 16 feet and 1600 lbs, and the BIG BOY, the SwingRiser 30, that can handle 16 foot gates up to 3000 lbs.

FDC can provide, install & maintain your decorative swinging electric gate system from offices in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Melbourne, Florida.

Next we’ll look at gate operators for electric rolling gates and sliding security gates.

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