Automatic Swing Gates

Intelligent Security and Fire’s swing gate systems provide security for both pedestrians and vehicles by safely controlling access to the premises. The gates will typically be operated by a single press of your remote control, the gates opening, allowing a delay, and then safely closing.

A Typical Automatic Swing Gate Installation

An Intelligent Security and Fire swing gate system is constructed from:

  • One or two wooden or metal gates, designed in order to fit in with the surroundings and your own requirements
  • A pair of remote controls in order to operate the system from your vehicle
  • A pair of gate operators- these are the mechanisms that open and close the gate
  • A control panel with which to control access to the premises
  • An intercom or numeric keypad, which can be used either for access control or entry without a remote control
  • A pair of photoelectric cells. These are sensors that detect the presence of people or vehicles in the way of the gate in order to prevent accidents or damage to vehicles

Once you have chosen your preferred type of gate, you need to select the type of mechanism used to operate it.

In the case of Swing Gates, the way in which the gate is hung will affect which electric gate opener can be used. Intelligent Security and Fire offer three main types of Swing Gate motor.

Type 1 Swing Gate Motor - Above Ground Ram

The Above Ground Ram, also known as a worm driven gate operator, is an electro-mechanical operator that can be used when installing new paired or single swing gates, whether wooden or metal.

It can also be used to automate most pre-installed gates. The Above Ground Ram is ideal for large or heavy gates measuring up to 7 meters in width.

It is easy to install, as no digging is needed. It is attached directly to the gate posts and works by pivoting where attached in order to pull the gate open and push it closed.

Type 2 Swing Gate Motor - Above Ground Articulated Arm

The Above Ground Articulated Arm is ideal when other types of gate operator cannot be used because the pillar the gate is attached to is too large. They use a hinged arm to reach around the pillar and open the gate.

The Above Ground Articulated Arm can be used for gates up to 4000mm each leaf in length, and, like the Above Ground Ram, can be used when installing paired or single swinging gates, whether wooden or metal. It can also be used to automate most pre-installed gates.

Type 3 Swing Gate Motor - Underground Gate Operators

The most popular method of swing gate automation, the Underground Gate Operator is discreet and does not affect the aesthetics of the gate it is attached to.

The Underground Gate Operator can be used for gates up to 3500mm each leaf in length, and, like the above gates, can be used when installing paired or single swinging gates, whether wooden or metal.

It can also be used to automate most pre-installed gates and are available in either electro-mechanical or hydraulic versions.

Maintenance, Repairs & Takeovers

Intelligent Security and Fire have 25 years’ experience designing, installing, repairing and maintaining automated swing gates in compliance with current safety legislation and HSE regulations and can repair, maintain and takeover your existing automatic gates regardless of the make and model.

To discuss how we can help take care of your existing automates gates system and ensure their compliance please contact our customer service department today to see how we can help you.