Selecting a Gate Operator Replacement

After you’ve had your automatic gate for several years, you should begin to consider replacing your gate operator. You need to keep your automated gate up to date so you’re not using a gate operator that is old or unsafe. Once you’ve decided it’s time to replace your operator,you’ll need to be able to determine what gate operator to choose.

Gate operator without its cover on, exposing all the internal mechanisms

Gate Operator Options

There are many different variations of gate operators available on the market today. In order to find the right option for you, first you should check out what the automated gate companies near you offer and what they are trained to install and service. You also need to make sure that the gate professionals install an operator with updated safety device standards. The professionals will also help you with sizing your new gate operator.

To get started, you need to know if you have a swing or slide gate. This helps narrow down your gate operator choices. A swing gate swings outward or inward on hinges whereas a slide gate moves back and forth on a track.

Prioritizing Safety

An updated certified gate operator has safety devices that need to be attached in order for it to be used. An easy way to to figure out what operator you should install is to find out if the automated gate company you’re looking into is willing to include this important feature. Some brands of gate operators will help bundle safety devices together with their operator. Having a few safety devices bundled as a packaged deal does not mean that more devices may not be needed. This is where the professionals can step in and make sure you get everything you need.

With a little research and help from some professionals, you will be able to determine what operators are right for you based on your type of gate and the operator’s safety functions. Comparing pricing and gate access control companies will give you the base knowledge and confidence you need to work with professionals on your new gate operator.

Cantilever slide gate operator

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