USA: Driveway Gates: Driveway Gate Manufacturers
ABOUT DRIVEWAY GATES
Driveway gates can be provided as swing gates or sliding gates. Swing gates may be single or double swing. Driveway gates may be made from wrought iron, steel or aluminum. All gates can be automated, for remote opening. Swing driveway gates require one or two electric ram openers, depending on whether they are single swing or double swing. For a more discreet appearance, the driveway gate openers can be set under ground. Openers are normally provided with battery back up, so that the gate can be opened even in the event of a mains power failure.
Sliding automatic gates require a special electric opener unit. Automatic gates can be operated by wireless remote control or by a push button. Telephone and video can be provided for contact with visitors. Some automatic gate systems offer a mobile phone connection, so that the gate can be opened and closed using a GSM mobile phone.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The following leading manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colors and materials, and care and maintenance.
Amazing Gates. Amazing Gates, based in Bernalillo, New Mexico, is a leading manufacturer of gates for driveways. It undertakes all welding, drilling and powder coating in house. Pre-hung Gates can be installed without the help of professional gate installers. Automatic Gates can be supplied as a single swing or a bi-parting pair of gates. Systems can also be supplied for sliding driveway gates. Amazing Gates supplies access and control equipment, including Remotes & Receivers, Keypads, Intercom & Video, Locks & Latches, Exit Controls, and Reversal Devices. The Amazing Gates website has a Help Topics section on driveway gates for do-it-yourselfers, covering: Gate Installation Basics, Gate Automation Basics, Gate Selection for Size & Swing Type, Solar Power Basics, Laying out your Gate, and Gate System Design Diagram.
Gate Information Center. The Gate Information Center website is sponsored by driveway gate supplier Gate Depot. It is an information resource on gates, intended for contractors and do-it-yourselfers. It contains detailed illustrated articles on Swing Gates, Slide Gates, Automatic, and Access. For example the Swing Gate article covers: Single or Bi-Parting Swing Gates, Wooden In-Fill or Solid Gates, Swing Gate Direction, Bottom Clearance, Uphill Swing Gates, Adjustable Swing Gate Hinges, Block Hinges, Positive Stops, Swing Gate Posts, Post Outriggers, Grade Beams, and Column Skeletons. Other sections of the Gate Information Center website cover: Diagrams & Plans, 3D Layout Views, Installation Videos, Installation Photos, Solar Power for Gates, Loop & Detector Information, Gate Maintenance, Buyers Guide, Manufacturer's List, U.L.325 Information, Usage Guidelines, and Resources.
GTO. Gates That Open (GTO), based in Tallahassee, Florida, is a leading designer and distributor of automatic gate openers for driveways and other applications. Its products carry the Mighty Mule brand name. Since 1987 over 500,000 GTO gate operators and access controls have been installed worldwide. Its website is organized into: Gate Safety, Commercial Gate Openers, DIY Gate Openers, GTO/PRO, Mighty Mule, Gate Opener Guide, Technical Support, Where to Purchase, Technical Support, Photo Gallery, Testimonies, and Warranties. The Mighty Mule gate opener for driveway gates has a built-in safety obstruction sensor. Once activated, this causes the gate to stop and reverse its direction, as with an automatic garage door. The sensitivity of this safety feature is fully adjustable. The gates can be set to close automatically after reaching their fully opened position.
National Gateworks. National Gateworks, based in Alturas, Florida, is a leading manufacturer of aluminum driveway gates. It was founded in 1984. The National Gateworks website is organized into the following main sections: Gates, Automation & Access Control Equipment, and Package Systems. National Gateworks supplies three ranges of driveway gates, each of which is available in three shapes. There is a choice of exposed vertical pickets or smooth top rail. Custom gates may also be supplied, for driveways and for garden entrances. The National Gateworks website has a section on How to Measure for your Gate, with detailed instructions on measuring for various types of upright, and for various styles of gate. The Access Control section offers a wide range of components for gates, including Keypads, Card Readers, Radio Receivers & Transmitters, Bar Code Readers, RF Readers, Surge Suppressors, Obstruction Sensing Devices, and Vehicle Detectors and Detection Loops.
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