If you are deciding whether or not to get an automatic gate there are a few things that you should take into consideration. Automatic gates are not only a good option for security but they are also good for convenience. But there are different types of gates out there so deciding on what your needs are depends on the type of gate that you will need. Automatic gates are most popular for not only residences but also for businesses.
In this article we are going to discuss automatic gates. The first thing you need is decide after you make the decision to install an automatic gate is whether or not you are going to do it yourself or if you are going to hire a professional. If you plan to do it yourself then there is some information that you should know before installing one.
When installing one on your own you should definitely do your research to figure out some things. You are going to need to know what type of motor you are going to need for this type of gate. If you are installing a monitor system then it even gets more complicated from here. You need to decide what type of monitoring system you want. Do you want a radio box or do you want to have a video camera at the front of the gate. Having some kind of intercom or camera at the front of the gate is great because you do not have to go down to the gate to see who is there. You can determine who is there without leaving the security of your own home/business.
If you decide to choose a gate that slides out then you need to make sure that there is room to store the gate. The basic rule is you want the area to be twice as long as the gate. It is also important to make sure that the area where you plan on putting the gate is solid. Choosing the proper motor is very important to the opening and closing of your gate. The proper motor will help your gate open and close more smoothly.
The last thing to think about is how do you want your gate to open? Do you want to have it done manually? Or do you want to open it with a remote? This part of the process can be tricky. Hiring a professional might be the best option for this part unless you have some experience with this process.
Autor: Matthew McKernan
Added: October 18, 2009