Examples of the Uses of Automatic Gates
Automatic gates are widely used in residential, commercial, and industrial areas for restricting access. They can be seen in home and business driveways, transportation terminals, delivery docks, mini storage complexes, detention facilities, airports, gated communities, and commercial or industrial manufacturing plants. These gates can be used for access control after business hours or stay active 24/7.
Following are some examples of the most elaborate uses of automatic gates:
The most common type of automatic gate that is being used in residential areas nowadays is the swing gate. They are quite common because they are easy to install and low cost. Swing gates require relatively more space for operation as compared to other types because they travel over a large arc. Homes that have flat driveways generally use this type of automatic gate. Automatic double swing gates are also quite common but they are relatively expensive because of their enhanced aesthetic appeal. Furthermore, these gates also have smaller leaves so they don’t require much power in order to open and close.
Another type of automatic gate that is being commonly used in residential areas is the V-track gate. They are quite reliable and common type of slide gate. V-track gates need to be kept clear of debris more often so they are not a good option in areas where there is a lot of ice or snow buildup.
Automatic cantilever gates are a preferable choice for residential areas where there is a lot of ice or snow. Automatic cantilever gates slide over the driveway without being bothered by debris in the sliding path because they do not have any wheels on the ground.
2. Commercial and Industrial
The use of automatic gates in commercial and industrial areas has increased drastically over recent years. Because of the gate automation, loading/unloading and speed of delivery has been increased. The most common type of automatic gate being used in commercial areas is the barrier gate. They can be seen at toll booths, in parking garages, at traffic control areas, etc. Automatic barrier gates are a cost effective solution to reduce unwanted traffic.
Apart from automatic barrier gates, another type that is being commonly used in commercial and industrial areas is the vertical lift gate. They are almost exclusively used in industrial areas because they are very costly. They are quite durable and secure. Aesthetically, automatic vertical lift gates are a sight to behold. The vertical support towers for these gates provide a very ‘industrial’ appearance, so they are used in industrial areas more often than commercial areas.
Other commercial and industrial uses of automatic gates are prominent in large factories and loading platforms. Automatic gates allow for a better transit, along with the people, of the totality of the goods and materials, hence enhancing and speeding up the logistics of any space of industrial production.
In conclusion, the applications of automatic gates of any type are abundant in residential, commercial, and industrial areas, making them a valuable part of any property.
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