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Community Gate Systems

Community Gate Systems by FDC

Community gate systems are the preferred safety and security method for Florida residents.  They reduce street traffic, increase home values, and improve overall quality of life.

There are several different types of community gate systems available, and choosing the right one can be a daunting task.  That’s where FDC comes in to play.  We’ve been installing community gate systems since 1978, and have seen and done it all.

If you are just in the planning stages, here is a great article on how to start a gated community in Florida, it will give you all the information you need to consider and track down before you even have a consultant out to look at your property.

The style of gate you will be able to utilize is determined by the available space at your entrance.  Most communities like a pair of swing gates, as they have an elegant look and have the least amount of swing radius due to shorter gate leaves.  This style however, requires two operators, one for each leaf.

dual swing community gate systems

Some communities prefer a sliding gate as opposed to a swing gate.  FDC’s StrongWeld V-track gates are the best solution when it comes to slide gates in Florida.  Our V-tracks are trenched in to provide maximum durability and rigidity.  These V-tracks allow even the largest of gates to roll across smoothly and effortlessly.

Interested in seeing some of our installed community gate systems?  You can take a look at some of our installed ornamental gate systems on our photo gallery page.

So, if you’ve decided it is time to contact FDC to start exploring your gated entry options, you can take a look at some of our sample gate designs here.  These are some of our more popular custom gate designs that you can use as-is, or as a starting point to bulid upon to create your own unique design.  Call or click FDC today for a free quote!

Call 800-321-6487 or click Get a Quote.

Gate Companies & Safety

Gate Companies and Safety

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Lead Installer, Joshua Warren, with certification of OSHA 10-hour class.

FDC isn’t like other gate companies, at FDC we make safety a top priority, both for our employees and for our customers. Our projects are designed to comply with all current safety requirements as outlined by UL 325 to provide the utmost safety to our customers’ persons and property. That is something that smaller gate companies may cut corners on to save a buck.

Our employees are held to the same strict safety guidelines required by leading companies such as Florida Power and Light and Duke Energy. Our automatic gate installers and access control specialists successfully complete all required safety briefings and classes necessary to work in such demanding areas as power plants, mines, and top security facilities.

Completion of a project safety assessment is required before work on each and every project that we undertake. These safety checklists require the assessment of all potential and probable hazards as well as requiring a safety plan in the case of a safety hazard or accident. We continue to educate our employees on current safety practices as well as strive to have each technician and installer complete up to date OSHA certifications.

We know there are a lot of gate companies to choose from.  We’ve been in business since 1978, and there is a reason for that.  Taking pride in our work and backing our customers makes us stand out from other gate companies.  With FDC, you can rest assured that you’ll get a job well done, with all safety measures accounted for.  Quality now prevents problems later!

We have offices in Melbourne, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Florida.