• Frequently Asked Electric Gate Questions

    Please find below some of the most common questions we are asked about Electric Gates or Gate Automation. If you can’t find an answer then do get in touch, we would love yo hear from you!

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  • Is it possible to automate any gate?

    We offer at large range of automation systems which means that you would be very unlucky to have gates which cannot be automated. We are always happy to advise on the most suitable system. Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email if you require advice.

    What is the advantage of underground motors?

    Underground motors are often preferred because the motors are hidden out of sight and don’t spoil the aesthetics of the gates, underground systems are slightly more expensive than gate mounted systems and the installation may take slightly longer.

    What do I do in the event of power failure?

    All systems have some form of manual release in case of a power or system failure. Some systems allow battery back up and will continue to work for a period in the event of power outage.

    Can a large 5 bar farm gate be automated?

    Yes, we have systems available to automate gates up to 5 meters per leaf including farm and agricultural style gates.

    Is it possible to automate any gate?

    We offer at large range of automation systems which means that you would be very unlucky to have gates which cannot be automated. We are always happy to advise on the most suitable system. Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email if you require advice.

    What is the advantage of underground motors?

    Underground motors are often preferred because the motors are hidden out of sight and don’t spoil the aesthetics of the gates, underground systems are slightly more expensive than gate mounted systems and the installation may take slightly longer.

    What do I do in the event of power failure?

    All systems have some form of manual release in case of a power or system failure. Some systems allow battery back up and will continue to work for a period in the event of power outage.

    Can a large 5 bar farm gate be automated?

    Yes, we have systems available to automate gates up to 5 meters per leaf including farm and agricultural style gates.

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    Over 10 years of experience and the knowledge and expertise of having installed hundreds of Automated Gate products across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the UK is your re-assurance that we can help!. Please visit the contact page to send us your question if it isn’t answered here already.

    Thank you!, Simon Spencer.

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