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7 Gate Operator Parts to Check During Spring Cleaning

Mother Nature decided to change the weather for us in the Midwest in a hurry. Many states went from having over a foot of snow on the ground and frigid temperatures to highs in the sixties and large amounts of rain. Spring is right around the corner, and so is spring cleaning. This is a… Continue Reading

Common Winter Gate Problems and their Solutions

Waiting for the weather to change from winter to spring can seem like it will never get here. The continuation of the freezing and thawing is starting to take a toll on gate operators, both new and old, as well as their owners. Here in the Midwest, the snow comes down and covers everything like… Continue Reading

Maglock: Increase your Walk Gate Security

Do you have a walk gate that needs a little updated security? In the world of gate access control, there are several different options you can choose from. All you need is a little innovation and no matter the size of your budget, any thing is possible. Take some time to do some research and… Continue Reading

Fix a Gate Keypad That’s Not Working

It can be very frustrating to punch in your correct key code several times into your gate’s keypad and still your gate does not open. We are going to be taking a closer look at a few steps you can take to troubleshoot some common automated gate keypad problems. Troubleshooting Common Keypad Problems Where is… Continue Reading

High Security Bollards: What Type is Right for You

In the past few years, we have seen a spike in terrorist attacks around the world. Tragically, one of the most common forms of terrorism has been vehicles driving into buildings or into crowds of people. With this in mind, it isn’t difficult to see why bollards would be an attractive high security solution. There… Continue Reading

Automated Gates: Easy Selection Guide

Once you’ve made the decision that you want to install an automated gate, there are a few things you need to determine. What material do you want your gate to be made of? The most popular materials are aluminum, steel and wood. What style of gate are you interested in? Your options are a sliding… Continue Reading

Understanding Exit Loops for Gates

While you’re figuring out how you would like your automatic gate to function, it can be difficult to figure out how you would like to exit through your gate. Some may go with a gate transmitter which works similarly to a garage door opener, or they may choose vehicular probe that can be buried in… Continue Reading

Barrier Arm Gate Safety Tips

When you purchase a barrier arm, the manufacturer will provide you with safety information. After that point the responsibility is your job to stick to all the proper standards and procedures. We strongly encourage you to read through and get to know the provided literature before you actually go and operate this dangerous machinery. However,… Continue Reading

Heated Photo Eyes are a Game Changer

In the winter, it is common to run into issues with your automatic gate failing to open, close or just move in general. Even when the weather heats up a little, it can be just enough for pesky frost to form on the safety device. You can try to protect your photo eye with a… Continue Reading