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What Are the Advantages of Electric Sliding Gates?

Melissa Roberts - 27th August 2021

Electric sliding gates make life easier by automating opening and closing, a simple feature that most people will happily pay a premium for. There are plenty more advantages of electric sliding gates, which we’ll explore in this article to help you decide whether to invest in some. Increased security Electric sliding gates increase security in a few ways. Firstly, they close and lock automatically, eliminating the possibility of leaving your gates open and unlocked. Secondly, they sit on reinforced hinges that resist lots of force. Safety built-in Our electric sliding gates have rubber safety edges or intelligent drive units that make…

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The Benefits and Beauty of Wrought Iron Electric Gates

Melissa Roberts -

Wrought iron gates are a timeless classic made even better with electrification. The splendour of wrought iron electric gates opening automatically and by remote control creates a real sense of occasion for any property. Wrought iron has been used for centuries to make gates because it’s solid, strong and weighty. Ornamental ironwork also creates a sense of grandeur, helping set the character and feel of a property. If you’re interested in wrought iron electric gates, this article will explore the benefits of them, so you can decide whether they’re right for you. Excellent security Wrought iron electric gates have reinforced hinges…

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The advantages of electric sliding gates

Melissa Roberts - 7th July 2021

Electric sliding gates are an alternative to swing gates when opening angles make the installation of swing gates difficult. Sliding gates trade vertical space for horizontal space, requiring some side room to open (minimised with telescopic gates). The way electric sliding gates work is simple – they have an electric motor that opens a sliding gate panel. The panel can be on a cantilever system, or it can have wheels and run on a track on the ground, pulled by a gear system. There are loads of advantages to sliding electric gates. These include advantages over electric swing gates and manual…

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Ensuring Gate Safety

joefisher - 25th January 2021

If you are looking to install a new set of electronic gates on your property, one of the first points of consideration will certainly be its safety. This key question to ask yourself will not only include the level of safety that gates will bring to your property, but it should also cover their installation, too. Electronic gates are a fantastic way to improve the safety of your home. This is because, thanks to their size and sturdiness, they are a highly effective method of deterring potential intruders. The use of electronics to open and close the gates also make it…

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Do electric gates add value to a property?

adtrak.admin - 5th November 2020

Electric gates are proving to be a consistently popular upgrade option for larger properties. After all, what better way to make an impressive entrance than with a sleek, modern and state-of-the-art electric gate? One of the key factors influencing the decision of how to invest money into your property is the matter of adding value. There are many ways that this can be achieved – from extensions to changing the carpets – and it represents a great, sensible way to invest your money. Adding value essentially means that, should you sell your property later down the line, there is a higher likelihood…

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5 Benefits of Automated Gates

Total Quality Security - 23rd March 2020

From elegant wrought iron to rustic composite boards, gates make an attractive addition to any home or business. Not only this, but they also enhance the security and privacy of a premises – especially if they are automated. In this article, we cover the advantages of automatic gates for your property and why you should consider the ease of electric gates above manual alternatives.     Adds value to your property When the time comes to sell up, an automatic gate will add to the kerb appeal of your property and impress potential buyers. The added security, convenience and privacy that…

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Swing Gates vs Sliding Gates: Which one should I choose?

Total Quality Security - 9th January 2020

Homes and businesses across the world benefit from the enhanced security that gates bring. Not only do they deter intruders and effectively control access in and out of your premises, you can choose a material and style to create a truly bespoke addition to your grounds.  Once you have a design in mind, it’s time to choose between swing and sliding gates. But, what are the benefits of each? And which is best suited to your premises? In this article, we explore both options to help you make a decision.    What are sliding gates  Running on a track or trackless…

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The Advantages of Bespoke Driveway Gates

Total Quality Security - 29th November 2019

Are you putting the finishing touches onto your home? If so, your house will not be complete without a custom-made driveway gate, as it will fulfil a variety of requirements you may have, such as privacy, security and kerb appeal.    Made-to-measure Bespoke gates can be made in a variety of sizes and shapes, which is useful for unique driveways. No matter whether your driveway is particularly wide, or awkwardly small, a bespoke gate is designed to fit the space perfectly. This also means there won’t be any gaps between the gate and the fence, which increases security and aesthetic appeal….

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Composite Board Vs. Iron Gates: What’s the Difference?

Total Quality Security - 30th September 2019

Keeping your premises safe and secure is simple when you know-how. A high-quality gate provides a vital level of security to your premises that bring peace of mind and total control over the comings and goings of your site.  This may leave you wondering: is composite board or iron better for a gate? In this article, we’ll outline the key differences between these two materials, and guide you through the pros and cons of both.     What are composite board gates?  Composite boards are created from a mixture of wood fibres, binding agents and plastics – giving them the appearance…

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Philip McDonald Completes dhf Refresher Course

Total Quality Security - 15th July 2019

We’re proud to announce that our team director, Philip McDonald, has completed the automated gate safety refresher course in May and is now approved to inspect and assess the safety of automated gates and barriers for a further two years, and in line with the most up-to-date legislation. The certificate shows Philip’s commitment to continued learning, making sure he stays on the forefront of current regulations.  What is the dhf diploma?  Dhf are a trade body who are dedicated to representing the interests, and raising the standards, of companies who trade in industrial doors, gates, shutters, metal doorsets, and other hardware….

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