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6 Ways to Avoid Being Injured by Your Automatic GateNot only are automatic gates practical and convenient, but they are also an effective way of protecting a property. Even though they generally require little maintenance, there are some things that you need to do to avoid serious injury.

Here are 6 ways to avoid being injured by your automatic gate:

Call Professionals for its Installation

Even though it may seem that installing an automatic gate is easy, you shouldn’t take the risk. Automatic gates require detailed installation processes. A tiny mistake in installation can lead to a big disaster later. That’s why it is recommended that you call a professional automatic gate company for the installation of your gate. They will make sure that your gate is properly installed, and it doesn’t create any dangers for you and your family.

Check the Distance Between the Gate and Gate Controls

This is an important thing to keep in mind during the installation of an automatic gate. It is recommended that you check the distance between the gate and the gate controls and make sure that the gate controls are not located next to your gate. This is because if the controls are too close to the gate, you risk physical injury while trying to open it. As a general rule of thumb, the controls of an automatic gate should be located at least 6-10 feet away from the gate so you can open it safely.

Install Warning Signs

Most automatic gates nowadays have sensors, but if you have an older model, then it may not have the sensors to detect the person standing in the path. If that is the case, then it is very important not to touch the gate when it is opening/closing. You should install warning signs to inform your guests to wait until the automatic gate is fully opened before passing through it.

Educate Children to Not Treat it as a Toy

Children are usually fascinated with things that can operate remotely on their call. So, they might want to play with the remote control to open or close the gate for fun. But this could be dangerous, so it is recommended that you educate them not to treat it as a toy.

Proper Maintenance

Just like most other machines, automatic gates consist of several components that require proper check and maintenance from time to time. This is the only way to make sure that the gate continues to operate without issues and is safe to use. So, you should regularly check to make sure that no component of the gate is worn out, the barriers are functioning regularly, and all the fixings are properly secured.

Adjust the Safety Settings According to the Situation

When the automatic gate is first installed, the gate installation company adjusts the safety features according to the current situation around the gate. This includes fencing, buildings, vegetation, and other security aspects. However, if the situation has changed, then it could mean that the automatic gate is no longer safe. To ensure safety, you will need to adjust the safety settings according to the new situation.

Automatic gates are surely a blessing for homeowners, but certain measures should be taken to ensure safety of anyone who passes through them. The above-mentioned tips will help you in this regard.

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

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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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