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automatic gate safetyAutomatic gates are attractive and they provide convenience and much-need security for your property. However, certain safeguards need to be put in place if you want to ensure safety for both people and property.

Follow these 7 tips for your automatic gate to ensure safety:

1. Keep the Area Clear

This is an obvious precaution that you must take in order to ensure safety for people. Accidents involving automatic gates often occur due to the negligence of homeowners. You can prevent such accidents if you are careful. Firstly, it is recommended that you keep your eyes open for any person or object in the path of the gate before you open/close it. Secondly, install safety devices e.g. loop detectors, safety beams, etc. as they can detect the obstructions and prevent the gate from being opened/closed until the path is clear.

2. Properly Configure Your Sensitivity Setting

This is a must-do safety measure if you have an automatic swing gate. These gates require a lower setting to compensate for various environmental conditions e.g. wind loading. Keep in mind that the lower the sensitivity setting, the harder it will be for your automatic swing gate to stop. It is recommended that you consult with an expert about the best sensitivity setting for your gate.

3. Follow the 10-Foot Rule

When it comes automatic gates, the controls must be installed and positioned in such a way that an individual using the controls cannot touch the gate. As a rule of thumb, you should install the controls at least 10 feet away from the gate.

4. Maintenance

If the right care is taken in testing and maintaining your gate regularly, then the chances of accidents will be drastically reduced. Regular maintenance will also ensure that your automatic gate is in good working order. It is recommended that you call an automatic gate repair company if your gate is not operating properly. The technician will diagnose and fix the problem, and while this won’t be free, it is far better than the alternative of dealing with an accident on your property that you could have easily avoided.

5. Install a Warning Sign

Installing a warning sign is a good safety measure when it comes to automatic gates. A prominent warning sign will alert people to possible danger so they will exercise caution around the gate.

6. Install a Separate Walk-Through Gate

Automatic gates are powerful because they are usually designed for vehicular traffic. Because of this, they can easily cause injury to people. For this reason, it is recommended that you install a separate walk-through gate so that pedestrians can safely access your property.

7. Keep Your Gate on Track

This is another important safety measure that shouldn’t be ignored. Automatic gates need guide rollers to keep them on track. Without them, your gate would be very wobbly upon opening/closing and may even fail to operate properly. This can cause damage to your properly and injury to bystanders. So, it is recommended that you install guide rollers to prevent potential unfortunate outcomes.

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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Yelp

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

5.0
2016-06-21T16:27:20+00:00

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

5.0
2016-06-21T16:27:47+00:00

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

5.0
2016-06-21T16:28:14+00:00

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

5.0
2016-06-21T16:28:39+00:00

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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