All About Automated Gates With Prestige Doors & Gates

Friday 29 November 2019, 2:55PM
By Beckie Wright

A gate is a gate right? They either let people in, or keep them out. However, Prestige Doors & Gates would beg to differ on that subject, and say that once you start shopping around, there are plenty of decisions that need to be made. Such as, these days, heavier gates are becoming the most common choice as they can be automated, which negates the need to push and pull them open and shut manually.

Automatic gates offer style, security and comfort, and at Prestige Doors & Gates they provide a wide range of gates to suit your property, starting with swing gates. Swing gates are characterised by their opening and closing motion – much like a door, they turn on hinges at their corners. They are powered by arms attached to the gateposts, rather than a powered hinging mechanism. The arms can be stationary and connected to the main body of the gate, but some designs could even have arms that slide in rails along the length of the gate.

Sliding gates, on the other hand, are powered by gearboxes that mesh with gear teeth on the gate itself. Rather than opening like a door, sliding gates retract to one side – the motor they are equipped with allows them to push or pull the gate at a 90-degree angle. Prestige Doors & Gates also have custom gates and steel garage doors.

One of the main reasons people love their automated gates is for security reasons, keeping their family safe from intruders and unwanted salespeople, so are great for peace of mind. Automated gates are also far easier to use, and how  convenient to be able to operate the gate from a distance, saving you time and effort. An automated gate also saves you from getting in and out of your car to leave or enter your property, with nothing more than the push of a button, so for more information on automatic gates Auckland please go to .