How to choose your ideal system
The three main equstions to ask when specifying your
ideal system are:
- Are you going to use existing gates or choose new ones?
- Are the gates going to swing open or slide open?
- How do you wan to control access?
Existing or new gates?
It is generally possible to convert most existing
manual gates to automatic operation. We are happy to visit you
on site and advise you if conversion is possible and if any changes
are necessary. It is important to consider the physical condition
of the gateposts to ensure they are suitable for mounting the
gate openers and accessories.
If you decide on a new installation, JB Gate Systems can advise
you on how to achieve your exact requirements regarding post
sizes, positions suitable gates and provision for cabling etc.
Swing opening or sliding gates?
The choice is largely down to the space available
- swing gates require a clear space for their opening, while
sliding gates reuire space at one or both sides of the gates.
Sliding gates are perhaps the best choice when drive space is
limited as they use the least space when opening
Sliding gates, like the example above, also offer higher levels
of security as they are more difficult to force.
How to control your gates
You will probably want to control the gates from your
car using a hand-held remote control, but you also need to consider
access for postman, milkman, paperboy etc., and also friends
and visitors arriving by vehicle or on foot.
|Remote Controls use secure
radio frequency transmitters to allow the gates to be opened
without leaving the car.
Intercom Systems allow you to hear or hear and see
visitors and activate the gates from the house. Telephone interface
units can use your existing telphone handset to talk to callers
and activate your gates.
Keypad Entry Units allow remote access for visitors
and can be programmed to your own security number and interfaced
with intercom systems.
Timer Controls can be used to open and close the gates
at selected times of the day or to time restrict access by remote
Vehicle Induction Loops can be installed discreetly
under the tarmac, allowing the presence of specific vehicles
to open the gates and prevent closing while obstructed.
... which type of
opener to choose?