Invest in Proper Gate Openers11/20/2013 Back To Blog
Getting the right driveway gate opener is the secret of having a secure entrance to your property, maximum security and personal safety. These days, there are many choices in regard to the requirements of your property, the size and weight of the gate and the purpose of usage. Family houses won't have the need to invest in extremely powerful openers as industries, large factories or airports since the requirements are completely different in each occasion.
Choose gate openers based on use
Average residential gate openers today are pretty powerful and have the basic safety features embodied. Most of them come with built in backup batteries for complete autonomy during blackouts and power failure and they can also be supplemented by other features, excellent high tech remotes or new technology gate opener keypad. They are usually able to handle gates up to 800 lbs. and approximately 25 feet long but it's good to know the number of cycles needed daily to get the right model. Timers are usually included in the standard features and when they are not in operation, they conserve energy for battery operation or solar power.
Obviously, there is a greater range of commercial openers since each business would require different standards and, thus, different models. Branded openers usually support gates, which weigh up to 2,500 pounds and can be 90 feet long. Of course, there are always exclusive models for higher demands and heavy operations. The most important thing about commercial openers is the speed with which they open the panel. Imagine that some units will open 2.2 feet a second. Some openers of parking garage gates are programmed to let one car in at a time in cases they would need authorization first. So, it's good to consider your options but first you must think the frequency of access, the dimension of your steel gate and personal requirements in order to choose the best from all possible options.