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

FDC has offices in Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Orlando, Melbourne, and Tampa to install or service any and all automatic door, electric rolling gate, parking equipment or access control systems.

We reach Tallahassee, Gainesville, Lakeland, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Naples, Hialeah, The Florida Keys, and everything in between.

Florida: Swing Style Security Gates

When it comes to picking out a security gate system for your home or business, there are several types to choose from.  FDC installs a full line of automatic gate operators for swing gates, electric rolling gates or slide gates, barrier gates or gate arms, lift gates, grill gates and more.

Swing style security gates are actually comprised of two gates that swing out to open up in the middle to allow vehicles to pass through.    Swing gates allow for some very unique designs and are great for ornamental driveway gates or estate gates.  Some gated communities prefer swing gates for this reason.

Electric automatic swing gate operators installed by FDC include the HySecurity Swing Smart DC 20 for standard swing gate opearation, & the HySecurity Swing Riser series of swing gate opeartors.  The Hy Security Swing Riser gate operators raise the gates as they swing to help avoid on ground debris such as rocks and snow.

FDC also installs a wide range of Liftmaster automatic swing gate operators such as the RoboSwing residential gate operator and the MegaSwing commercial gate operator.

As shown above, a swing style security gate allows for some pretty unique ornamental designs.

FDC is a security gate installer and repair service throughout Florida.  With branches in Jacksonville, Tampa, Melbourne, Orlando, and the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami area, FDC is able to provide access control services across the state from Tallahasse to Gainesville to the Florida Keys.

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