If your driveway gate isn't opening or closing properly, you may have some questions, like, why is it doing that? Check out the FAQs listed below to learn all sorts of useful information that will help you take better care of your gate and its different parts.
Should I get a remote control or a wireless keypad for my gate?
Modern gate remotes are extremely safe and convenient to use, and you can also have a multicode remote that can be used to control a few openers. A wireless keypad will mean that you still have to physically stand near the gate in order to use it, but it is a good alternative for when you lose or forget your remote somewhere.
Should I invest in a pedestrian gate?
Our experts recommend using specific gates for specific purposes. The pedestrian gate can be used exclusively for people while the main system can be used for vehicles. This is a good idea as it will help prevent accidents and injuries, and will facilitate more fluid movement of visitors/customers, reducing the hassle of having to wait in line.
What is the operational range of gate remote controls?
Typically, gate remote controls can work as far as 500 feet (150 meters). It is also possible to extend their range by using enhancement antennas and range extenders. For many brand name gate openers, however, the average operational range is only around 100 to 150 feet. The higher ranges are usually from third-party remote controls.
What are the pros and cons of linear arm openers for swing gates?
Opener models of this type have several major advantages with the most important one being that they are very economical. In addition to using very little energy, they are easy to operate and to maintain. The quick and easy installation is also a major plus. The main drawback of the linear arm gate operators is that they are not particularly strong, and therefore may not be a perfect fit for heavy-duty frames.