Ironcraft Steel Fabrications - Steel Fabrications, Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft Steel Fabrications - Steel Fabrications, Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft-Electric Gates, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ironcraft-Electric Gates, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ironcraft-Electric Gates, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ironcraft-Electric Gates, Edinburgh, Scotland

Electric Gates Coatbridge

Questions (and answers!) about the installation of electric gates at your Coatbridge home

There are many questions that Coatbridge customers have about the installation and maintenance of electric gates. Here, we address some of the most common issues and provide basic answers but, as always, if you have a specific query, please contact us.

Can electric gates at my Coatbridge home run on solar powered energy?

Solar power has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years in terms of both sophistication, and the amount of power that can be harvested from solar panels. Earlier examples of solar panels were weak in terms of the power they provided but today, these panels can provide enough power to be stored in large, but inconspicuous batteries that can be called upon to open and close electric gates.

Can I have a choice of opening and closing movements?

In essence, yes you can. Electric gates at your Coatbridge property can either swing open or slide open however, if space is restricted the only safe option is for the gates to slide open and closed.

Can my electric gates open on to the highway or pavement?

No they cannot, and this is down to safety reasons. Electric gates at every property where they are installed must open onto or within the boundary of the property. Opening on to the pavement is rare and must be accompanied by a raft of safety features that alert passers-by and users to the potential hazards that electric gates present.

What safety features do electric gates have?

Modern electric gates MUST:

  • Respond and stop to pressure placed against their opening or closing movement; this is to prevent crush injuries
  • Have a space at the end of the gate when it is in its fullest open position; this is for people to be able stand and not be crushed by the gate in event that they were not in the right place when the gate started opening
  • Maintained to a high standard at all times; as the property owner, you are responsible for the electric gates and their safe operation. Should people be hurt using them, and they are found to be unsafe you could face criminal proceedings and a fine.
  • Have the addition of sensors in the operation of electric gates also makes them safer to use so that should the beam be broken, the gates will stop where they are

How will my post and parcels be delivered if my electric gates are shut?

In the case of domestic properties, many homeowners relocate or incorporate a letter box next to their gates so that no one can gain access without their permission, but mail can still be delivered. Like all deliveries, if something needs to be handed to you, the courier or postal service representative will need to use the keypad to 'ring the doorbell'.

Please contact us to discuss your electric gates requirements in the Coatbridge area.

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