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The Importance of Proper Wiring in Gate Access Control

We are familiar with harsh winters in the Midwest, and know how difficult it can be to repair, replace and troubleshoot underground wired automated gate devices during the winter. This past winter, we received a service call from someone with a simple problem: their keypad wasn’t working. There are a few possible problems that could… Continue Reading

Automated Gate Problem and Maintenance Checklist

Checklist of Quick Fixes for your Automatic Gate’s Problems During the course of your time with your automated gate system, you may run into issues such as slower operation, strange noises and device failure. Sometimes this is an indication of a major issue, but it could also just be due to some minor issues that… Continue Reading

Why is your Automated Gate Running Slowly?

Winter is over but your gate is still slow As we move into spring after all of the cold weather, you may notice that your gate is not moving as quickly as you think it should. Is your gate operator battery operated? You may think it’s not because you have AC power running to the… Continue Reading

What to Do if Your Gate Operator is Making Noises

We all prefer to push our gate operators to the back of our minds and trust that everything is operating as it should, so a gate operator that has started making irregular noises is never welcome. When you have done little to no maintenance on your gate operator for the last several years, these noises… Continue Reading

Your automated gate got hit by flood waters–now what?

As most people know, the Midwest has experienced historical flooding this spring. The flooding caused (and is still causing) issues to homes, businesses and peoples’ lives. The cleanup is still in progress and American Access Company is still receiving calls from flood victims who cannot get their gate operators to work due to water damage.… Continue Reading

American Fence Company protects Sioux City

Sioux City is on the rise, and just keeps climbing. The Convention Center has always been a great setting for events in Sioux City, but as the city grows the need for venue space and lodging increases as well. Kinseth Hospitality Co. is in the middle of a project that will open a new Courtyard… Continue Reading

Proximity Readers are Hands-Free and Convenient

Proximity readers, also known as long-range RFID readers, are an excellent solution for anyone who would like access to their automatic gate just by pulling up to it. Whether you don’t want to fumble with a remote that never stays in place, don’t want to worry about changing the batteries, or just want an access… Continue Reading

Things To Consider For Gate Security.

A gate is a difficult thing to protect. How do you go about making something secure that almost anyone can climb over? What does a gate provide in terms of protection? If a gate is executed to the highest degree a gate can be, how safe is it going to make you? Many people take… Continue Reading

3 Gate Opener Alternatives

Some customers will tell you they want to stretch outside of the realm of just gate transmitters and radio receivers. If you’re looking for something a little bit different, there are a few different options on the marketplace these days that will open the gate as you or your customers leave the property. 1 –… Continue Reading

Can You Add on to Your Automated Gate System?

Have you ever wondered if, after you automated gate is installed, you can add on additional access control parts to your operator? If you would like another safety device to help alert people that the gate is moving, a simple fix would be to install a strobe light to the operator. Strobe lights come in… Continue Reading