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 Kirkintilloch

Want to Know More About Electric Gates at Your Property?

Look no further as we have collated all the information you need to help you decide about the best electric gates for your home or business.

I’m worried I’ll get locked out or in when there is a power cut!
Most professionally designed electric gates come with a backup system. This means that there is enough power held in the batteries for several opening and closing operations of your gates. Thus, there is no need to be worried about being locked in or out of your home.

What about if I get forget my fob or the entry code?

Again, there are backup plans in place. We always suggest that more than one entry and exit system is used such as a combination of the key fob, keypad and sensors fitted to your car that the gate recognises.

However, if all these fail, most companies provide a backup support helpline to ensure that you are able to enter and exit your home.

What about safety?

There have been cases of people being hurt as a result of malfunctioning gates. Some early examples did not have sensors or no-crush zones, and this meant if people got in the way, they could be injured.
But, modern electric gates at your will not pose such a problem;

  • No-crush zones – when fully open, there must be a no-crush zone into which someone can move if the gate doesn’t detect them
  • Sensors – if the beam from one sensor to another is broken, it means something is in the way and the gates will stop and remain as they are until the obstacle is moved.
  • Maintenance – electric gates must be well-maintained so that their operation is safe and effortless


Which works better – swinging or sliding gates?

The answer comes down to how much room you have on your driveway for the gates to operate;

  • Swing opening – in order for swinging electric gates to work at your home, there needs to be at least six feet of clearance for them to open in an arc. Electric gates must open and close on your property and not across pavements or roads.
  • Sliding open – these tend to be one large gate that slides open along a perimeter wall. As well as being the preferred opening and closing motion of many people, it is also a solution when space is limited.

Are electric gates expensive?

In terms of the benefits they offer you, electric gates are cost-effective additions to your home. Your insurance premiums can drop because your home is more secure, and they add value to a property too.

Why not call us to find out more about electric gates and the benefits they offer?

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

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