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Gate Automation

Gate Automation

Installing electric gates (Gate Automation) is one of our specialities. We have installed gate automation to many properties to provide increased security and/or add value to our clients' properties.

However, it is not only security and financial implications that need to be considered with gate automation. Safety is of paramount importance. In 2010, new safety advice was published following two deaths involving electric gates. It stated that limiting the closing forces of electric gates alone would not provide sufficient protection to meet the relevant standards, and installers must fit additional safeguards with electric gates. It also advises regular reviews of risk assessments for those responsible for the electric gates.

It should be noted that it is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that the electric gates installed are safe. At Excel, we take that responsibility very seriously and are fully aware of the safety factors that need to be considered with gate automation. Along with the high quality of our work, we always ensure any installation meets the relevant standards below and will carry out a risk assessment on your property prior to any gate automation installation.

We ensure that your gate automation meets the following standards:

  • BS EN 12453:2001 - Safety in use of power operated doors (Requirements)
  • BS EN 12445:2001 - Safety in use of power operated doors (Test methods)
  • BS EN 12635:2002 - Installation & use
  • BS EN 12604:2000 - Mechanical aspects requirements

We are happy to advise on all the various factors you should consider when installing electric gates. Each property's gate automation is treated uniquely, with an assessment of individual requirements and circumstances. We can also advise on existing gate automation, installed or inherited, to make sure that the electric gates you have are in good working order and meet the safety standards required.

So whether you are looking for gate automation to increase security, or simply looking to add value to your property, you can rely on us when it comes to electric gates.

For further advice on gate automation or to arrange a visit and free quotation please contact us on 01420 549955 or send an enquiry online.

(For the gate automation safety advice mentioned above, click here)