Category Archives: Electric Gate Operators

Electric automatic gate operators for security gates

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.