If this is the first time you have looked into installing electric gates then you may be wondering where on earth to start!
An electric gate kit contains the key components to automate an electric gate but you also have the option to add extra accessories such as access control equipment, intercoms and gate safety accessories which means you can make the kit bespoke to you and your gate. Sounds simple?
When you start looking at which kit to buy, it may seem like there are a huge amount of gate kits which all look very similar and which can be confusing.
So as a starting point, you may wish to consider some initial points about the location where the gate will be fitted and what the gates main purpose will be?
HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTIONS OF QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT INITIALLY:
What type of property is the gate for?
E.g. is the gate for a residential property where it will only be used a handful of times a day or is it for a commercial property where it will be used intensively? There are specific gate kits for residential, commercial and industrial use.
Do you want a Swing or a Sliding Gate?
What is the space like where the gate will be fitted?
For example, is there room on your drive to park your car AND close the gates if you install swing gates? If not, you may need a sliding gate as swing gates suit long, narrow openings and Sliding gates can work well on an incline.
What is the weather environment like?
If you have a property in a windy area, there are specific kits which work well in extreme conditions such as the Nice Runkit range.
Do you want an underground or aboveground kit?
i.e. do you want to be able to see the motor or do you want it to be as discreet as possible? Underground gate kits tend to be suitable for heavier gates.
Will the gate be on a road with a high volume of traffic?
If so, Nice offer a fantastic range of high speed electric gate kits which are the perfect solution where rapid opening and closing manoeuvres are required.
By considering the points above as a starting point, you will narrow your search choice and then you need to consider technical specifications and requirements.
Please call our technical team on 0113 201 6677 if you need further advice.