If you’ve come to the point where you are sick and tired of having to climb out your car to open and close your gates in all sorts of weather conditions, then you’ve probably considered getting automated gates. Not having automated gates is inconvenient and to be honest, you’re more likely to leave the gates open and your property unsecured to help “save time”.

Ah, to be able to open your gates at the push of a button! How that would change your life! Say goodbye to getting soaked during a storm or getting home to realize you forgot to close the gate and the dog has run away AGAIN.

And you know what? The solution is easier than you think. Even better, it is not necessarily going to be a great expense either. Almost any kind of gate, be it swinging, sliding or raising can be automated. Even if your existing gate isn’t automated, we can help you make the relevant adjustments – provided it’s in the right condition and there’s blocking the gate from opening and closing properly.

An electric gate operates by firstly having a motor attached to the gate and then by having a receiver secured in order to receive the signal from the remote control or keypad. This in turn, allows the motor to open the gate smoothly and effortlessly.

You may consider taking on a DIY project to automate your gate, however, we suggest that you leave it up to a professional. We also suggest that you do your homework and find out all you can about the different requirements for installing an automated gate to your property.

Automatic gates will not only secure your property, it will also make your life more convenient. There are different types of automated gates, namely swinging and sliding and you should be aware of the differences before making any decisions. When choosing the kind of gate you’d like, you need to consider that sliding gates need extra space to open. Rule of thumb, you would need an area twice as long as the gate. Furthermore, you would need to ensure that things like leaves and soil won’t obstruct the gate’s path.  You would also want to prevent any damage to vehicles, so it is suggested that the gates open into the premises and not towards the road.

If you have a driveway situated on an incline, it is advised that you opt for a sliding gate rather than a swing gate.

Queensland Gate Automation are happy to help answer any questions you may have relating to automated gates, gate hardware, motors, accessories, remote controls and safety devices.

We also understand that technology is always changing, so it’s important to keep up to date with these changing trends and consider updating your automated gate’s hardware or software. Again, we recommend you seek advice from a professional before going through the expense of upgrading if you don’t need to. Obviously, the higher the quality, the longer it will last.

Please feel free to contact our Gold Coast based company for any advice or enquiry through our website www.qga.com.au or phone 07 5537 8958.