Security issues in homes and other property types can be augmented with the application of technology. Developments in the technology can help improve security by employing electrically powered or computer-aided devices for security measures. In terms of keeping intruders out, using a gate operator provides an additional and more reliable level of protection.
Generally, what gate operators do is that they automate the opening and closing of gates, restricting access only to those with a pin or a special key.
Gate operators are also known as gate openers. They employ technology and use electricity to lock the gates, instead of just mechanically blocking the entry into the gates.
There are many models of gate operators. What will be appropriate for your use would depend on your location, your property type, and your personal preferences. Every year, new models of gates operators become available. This is to update the technology and to improve upon the advantages of previously used models.
There are also many types of gate operators. The gate operator type that may be used for your property will depend on the type of gate you have. In general, gates which a gate operator may be applied are either swing type or slide type gates. Both are commonly used in driveways.
For the sliding type, it basically glides alongside a wall or fence on the property. Typically, there are wheels underneath the length of the gate to allow smooth movement during opening and closing. On the other hand, swing type gates move at the hinges. Therefore, this is more commonly used when there is ample space around. In some areas, it is not possible to have this type of gate installed due to space constraints.
At Ann Arbor Fence Company, we keep our catalog of available models of gate operators up to date.
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