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

Electric Gates Kilmarnock

Everything you need to know about electric gates at your Kilmarnock home or business

Electric gates are becoming an increasingly common sight across the country, and it is no surprise when you consider the convenience and additional security they offer.

There are, however, important safety considerations that as the home or business owner that you need to know...

I have seen electric gates 'arms' for sale that will electrify my current gate. Do I need to invest in a new gate?
Regardless of what system you invest in - a catalogue bought item or a full service with a reputable company such as ourselves - there are important safety considerations...

  • Crush zones - there have been some tragic instances in the past of people - adults and children - being crushed in electric gates. The result of being trapped in such a powerful gate can mean serious internal injuries, but it has also led to the death of adults and children. As a result, the laws and regulations governing the use of electric gates were updated.

ALL electric gates, whether at a Kilmarnock residence or any other - need to operate with a crush zone. This is a space large enough for a human, adult body to seek shelter from the opening of the gates; when fully opened, there must be somewhere for a person to be able to stand free from harm.

  • Sensors - all modern, electric gates installed at Kilmarnock properties must also have sensors. An invisible ‘light’ is beamed from once side of the gateway to another and, should it detect any movement or obstacle within its path, the opening or closing mechanism of the gate will stop to allow the object or person to move away safely.
  • Pressure sensor - however, should these two safety features fail, should anyone be caught in the opening or closing mechanism, modern electric gates at Kilmarnock properties will have a pressure sensor. When the mechanism detects a pressure resistance against it, it will also stop, preventing crush injuries and avoiding the fatalities that have been apparent in recent years.


Electric gates at Kilmarnock homes and business are an important addition, that adds appeal and value BUT, they come with a responsibility and that is, that YOU must keep the gates in sound working order.

They must be operating in a way that does not present a hazard or a safety risk to anyone. Thus, you can buy electric arms from catalogues etc. and fix them on to gates but, should anyone be hurt during the use of your gates, you are responsible - and you could be open to being sued.

The best course of action is to have electric gates at your Kilmarnock home of business professionally installed and maintained by an experienced, reputable company - like us!

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

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