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The Elements of a Gate Operator System

Here are some examples of the types of gate operator systems and features that you can pick.

If you have a commercial security fence, then you have probably considered options for a gate, including gate operator systems. Having an automatic gate system can add convenience and security to your perimeter protection, but there are a large variety of types of gate operators that you can choose. The experts at Hercules Fence can lead you through these options to find the gate operator system that has exactly the features that you prefer. Here are some examples of the types of gate operator systems and features that you can pick.


There are three main categories of gate types. The first and most common type is the swing gate, which you often find protecting gated communities. It’s a reliable option for adding an operating system to your current entry gate. If you don’t have a lot of space, then the sliding gate is a variation of the swing gate that makes a good alternative. The slide gate can easily slide aside rather than swinging open. The last category is the barrier lift gate, which consists of a barrier arm. Rather than fully blocking an entrance, they prevent vehicle entry with a barrier arm. They are commonly used in toll booths and parking garages.

Operator Mechanisms

Next is the all-important mechanism that actually opens and closes the gate. This machinery will come as either hydraulic or mechanical chain driven, which are both dependable options. The main difference between a hydraulic operator and a chain driven one is the type of gate that you choose since one is more suited to a certain gate style than the other. Hydraulic systems are usually designed for swing gates, while a chain driven system works the best with slide gates. With both options, you can have them function automatically with access via touchpad, swipe card, transmitter, pushbutton, intercom, and more.


Lastly, you can choose from several additional security features for added protection. For example, you might like to have a guard station with a person to monitor your gate operator system entry. And for safety, many gate operator systems come with metal detection equipment on the edge of the gate to prevent it from automatically closing on a vehicle that has authorized entry. When in doubt, you can always include standard security features, like alarms and video surveillance cameras.

Contact Hercules GSA Today for Your Gate Operator System!

Whether you need a commercial or a high-security fence, Hercules Fence GSA can do the job for you. We have been providing professional, quality service since 1955 and work to uphold our reputation every day. We have locations across the Maryland and Washington Metropolitan area and are ready to cater to your fencing needs. Give us a call at (410)-799-1555 or contact us online. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Pinterest for more updates!

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