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5 Ways to Increase the Efficiency of Your Automatic GateAn automatic gate is a fantastic investment for any property. Not only does it significantly improve security by creating controlled access to your property, it can add value to your home while providing a stylish fixture at your entranceway, giving plenty of advantages and very few drawbacks.

Better still, there’s some things that can be done to improve the overall efficiency of your automatic gate after is has been installed, meaning you get even more bang for your buck with your new gate system.

Let’s take a closer look at 5 ways to increase the efficiency of your automatic gate:

Keep it Well Lubricated

It’s recommended that you lubricate the parts on your automatic gate every six months, although it’s often a good idea to do it more frequently. This is because a well lubricated gate is going to open and close with greater efficiency while reducing wear and tear, so it’s a simple bit of maintenance that can make a big difference.

There aren’t many parts that need lubricated either so its easy enough to do. Just check the chain, pully, hinges and screws, adding a drop of lubricant every few months to keep it running smoothly and efficiently.

Back-Up Battery

There are few things worse than dealing with an automatic gate during a power cut, which is why investing in a back up battery is highly recommended. This means that gate continues to operate in the event of a power out, with most spare batteries offering a few dozen open close cycles, which is usually enough to see you through until the power returns.

Improved Antenna

The antenna inside of an automatic gate usually has a range between 100-150 feet but you can increase this by adding an improved antenna into the system.

For example, a hi gain antenna can double the range of your average antenna in an automatic gate, meaning you can control the gate from even further distances, which is a big bonus for many homeowners, particularly those with longer driveways.

Additionally, an improved antenna is great for improving the performance of the gate system in rural or built up areas, which often have poorer signals.

High Speed Motor

A relatively newer addition the market, high speed motors can significantly improve the efficiency of your gate, making closing and opening much faster. This can be especially useful if your gate takes too long to open and close, which isn’t just annoying but also a potential security risk, as the longer it’s opened the more exposed the property becomes.

Internal Gate Controls

Many automatic gate systems come with an additional internal gate control, which is a fine addition to the system as it can improve the performance and management of your gate from the comfort of the house.

For instance, if you upgrade to a touchscreen gate and light controller, you can adjust the settings from inside, set automatic timers for certain days and hours for easier access control, and receive notifications of any possible faults within the system.

For top-notch automatic gates for your home or business, Superior Gate Services is the trusted local choice.  To get ideas and to see some recent examples of our work, take a look at our gallery page. When you are looking for a new gate or any related equipment, we welcome you to either contact us through our website or call us at (855) 747-4283 and one of our friendly representatives will be glad to answer any questions you have, or arrange a free consultation with no obligation.

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I have to say that the service at Superior Gate Services was fantastic. Cindy first took my call and was super helpful and friendly.  We just bought a home that has an electric gate and we wanted it repaired and serviced.  She managed to get us into a slot the next day and called that next morning to give us a time range. Great follow-up! Our technician Sean (I hope I remembered his name correctly) was awesome and went through the repairs,  and gave several operating and home maintenance tips to my husband.  This company aims to please on all counts and delivers !!  We will be using them again and would definitely recommend them.


Kathy F - Fallbrook, CA

Superior Gate Services
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2016-06-21T16:27:20-07:00

Kathy F - Fallbrook, CA

I have to say that the service at Superior Gate Services was fantastic. Cindy first took my call and was super helpful and friendly.  We just bought a home that has an electric gate and we wanted it repaired and serviced.  She managed to get us into a slot the next day and called that next morning to give us a time range. Great follow-up! Our technician Sean (I hope I remembered his name correctly) was awesome and went through the repairs,  and gave several operating and home maintenance tips to my husband.  This company aims to please on all counts and delivers !!  We will be using them again and would definitely recommend them.

I got a quote the same afternoon I inquired, had the gate installed within a week, and Scott and his crew have always gone above and beyond to help out, even reconnecting my garage wires that the dog ripped out when they were just quoting me on the gate. If I've ever had any trouble, they go out of their way to come out promptly and help in anyway they can... Obviously without ever charging me for a visit. Highly recommend!!


Ashley L - San Diego, CA

Superior Gate Services
5
2016-06-21T16:27:47-07:00

Ashley L - San Diego, CA

I got a quote the same afternoon I inquired, had the gate installed within a week, and Scott and his crew have always gone above and beyond to help out, even reconnecting my garage wires that the dog ripped out when they were just quoting me on the gate. If I've ever had any trouble, they go out of their way to come out promptly and help in anyway they can... Obviously without ever charging me for a visit. Highly recommend!!

Nothing but positive things to say about this company. I had called them last week first when my automatic gate stopped working but then remembered that I had a home warranty so told them never mind but then it ended up not being covered. So I emailed them back and they called me the next business day and came over within an hour! Scott came out and told me it just needed some tuning up and the actual opener was in good shape and one of the best ones. So he did a tune up and he helped me change the code for my gate opener!


Megan J - Temecula, CA

Superior Gate Services
5
2016-06-21T16:28:14-07:00

Megan J - Temecula, CA

Nothing but positive things to say about this company. I had called them last week first when my automatic gate stopped working but then remembered that I had a home warranty so told them never mind but then it ended up not being covered. So I emailed them back and they called me the next business day and came over within an hour! Scott came out and told me it just needed some tuning up and the actual opener was in good shape and one of the best ones. So he did a tune up and he helped me change the code for my gate opener!

Called these guys off their positive yelp reviews after getting the run around from another contractor. They took my first service call and responded quickly and took care of the problem and worked around my schedule. Since that first call uv had two other properties needing their services and just like the first call no hassles. Show up take care of it and reasonable prices. They don't hit you with extras like some others do they fix the problem and then they do a full tune up and cleaning on the gate at the same time. My other contractor would charge extra to do the tune up. That's dumb. Just make it happen. That's what they do. They just make it happen without taking you to the bank. Thanks superior for being on the team, your a great asset.


Steve O - Temecula, CA

Superior Gate Services
5
2016-06-21T16:28:39-07:00

Steve O - Temecula, CA

Called these guys off their positive yelp reviews after getting the run around from another contractor. They took my first service call and responded quickly and took care of the problem and worked around my schedule. Since that first call uv had two other properties needing their services and just like the first call no hassles. Show up take care of it and reasonable prices. They don't hit you with extras like some others do they fix the problem and then they do a full tune up and cleaning on the gate at the same time. My other contractor would charge extra to do the tune up. That's dumb. Just make it happen. That's what they do. They just make it happen without taking you to the bank. Thanks superior for being on the team, your a great asset.
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