So, have you ever wondered how gates open or close automatically when a car passes over? Probably not- but just so you can bore your friends at the pub, it is done by fitting a copper cable under the driveway linked to a detector, programmed to the gate control board. Still awake? Good! The induction loop creates a magnetic field. The gates will automatically open when a car/motorbike passes over the loop, as the metal in the vehicle is detected which triggers the gates to open.
The cable will be fitted into a protective outer casing, buried in your driveway. This system is permanently active, however, at additional cost (around £80) it can be controlled during pre-determined times via a timer or turned off by a key switch.
The cost includes labour of re-instating the driveway- please note we charge an additional £50 labour for block driveways as it is more labour intensive and time-consuming ensuring the blocks are left exactly how we found them.
This also works on bicycles, so please think carefully about this option if you have young children using push bikes on your driveway (or hostages with metal legs that want to escape!).
Automatic Gates are a company with a focus on quality and value, that intrinsically believe in achieving outcomes for our clients rather than just selling products.
You can specify your own electric gate system here, add items such as intercoms, keypad, extra remote controls but if you are not sure and would like advice on the cost of automatic gates, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We can discuss all the options and gain recommendations for the best products to suit your needs.
Your quote is no obligation.
All prices for automation equipment INCLUDE VAT, 1 x site survey, delivery charges, fitting ancillary products such as cabling, concrete, ducting and a 2 Year warranty.
All major credit cards are accepted.
Please note due to stringent health and safety laws all prices are subject to a site survey and/or photos of driveway being sent so we can carry out a risk assessment to determine if additional safety equipment is required to ensure your new automatic gate system is legally compliant.
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