Gate Installation

Why install electric gates?

  • 17 March 2017
  • The Gate Man

Why install electric gates? This is probably one of the most common questions asked - so let’s start with the basics. Without a gate your property is easily accessed by unwanted callers - whether its sales calls, nosy neighbours or burglars looking for an easy opportunity. So a good gate will help deter unwanted visitors. But many of us have gates that we don't use - let’s face it jumping in and out of the car to open and close the gate soon becomes a chore. So we leave the gate open - it’s just easier. This is where the electric gate comes in.

New safety advice issued on electric gates

  • 30 October 2015
  • The Gate Man

Gate installers, designers and maintanance providers are being asked to consider recent safety advice issued by HSE's director of Field Operations.

The safety alert asks installers to fit extra safeguards in addition to limiting the closing forces of electric gates.

These are the things your installer needs to do if they are installing or modifying electrically powered gates at your property.