As their name says, sliding gates are those types of gates whose opening is achieved by sliding. This system requires that the gates be provided with a series of bearings at the base and placed on a rail mounted at ground level.
When is it advisable to opt for sliding gates?
In principle, choosing a sliding gate is preferable in two situations. First of all, these gates are indicated if the estimated traffic through them is medium to intense (a scenario that applies mostly to commercial properties). The reason behind this suggestion is that sliding gates are usually easier to operate and, moreover, they work great with automation systems.
The second situation in which experts recommend sliding gates is to increase security. As mentioned before, they are compatible with security systems that increase the level of security. Also, unlike swing gates, whose union in the central point can be rather easily forced, sliding gates are made of a single uninterrupted piece. Considering these characteristics, it is safe to say that sliding gates are much harder to penetrate by burglars.
Long-term advantages are obtained especially when you opt for slide gate automation, and they refer to increasing security, increasing comfort and reducing the costs necessary to contract the services of a security company.
Automatic gates from Rocky Mountain Access Controls of Denver are extremely convenient solutions, which ensure security, but also easy access to a property. All you have to do is to walk up to the gate and it will magically open before you (although magic has nothing to do with it is all pure science!)
But how do these automatic gates actually work?
Automatic gates work using a range of sensors that can detect different things such as sound, light, weight and movement. There are many different types of sensors and each can be perfect for a particular environment. For example, some gates use weight sensors to detect when someone is sitting on an object that resembles a piece of metal.
Another popular method consists of motion sensors. They detect movement around the gate, in certain predefined areas, and send a signal to the gate to open, when they are triggered. After the sensor has been triggered, a message is sent to an electrical system that is directly connected to both the sensor and the clasp, thus controlling the opening and closing mechanism of the gate.
This mechanism is attached to the automatic gates and uses a gear wheel that is connected by rubber straps to control the movement of the gate. Mechanisms work together with sensors to ensure that the gate will work whenever someone wants to pass.