Slide gates are some of the best gates to consider for automation. Aside from their regular advantages, such as ensuring that you don’t have to keep the space around the gate free in order to open or close it properly, a good slide gate ensures that opening it manually will not be an easy task and that the electric system used to open it will actually be very efficient in doing so.
Because of the way they’re built, slide gates perform very well as automated gates. You have a lot of options on where to place the essential sensors to ensure that the gate will open when it needs to, and the mechanical system needed for opening the gate can be kept pretty simple. The use of fewer mechanical and electric parts will ensure that the gate won’t need as much maintenance and that it’s not likely to be damaged as easily.
In some cases, when you need additional security, you can also have a metallic slide gate hidden inside a secure wall. When the gate closes, the thick metal will prevent anyone from entering, and when the gate is open, the protective concrete, brick or stone will prevent any tampering that would render the gate less effective. Most experts can tell you that a sliding gate opener might actually be the most efficient type of gate that can be aimed towards automation.