As the number of gated communities being built continues to increase, we’re often asked “what is the best security gate for gated communities?” During the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of gated communities choosing to install vertical pivot gates. This was quite a change as for many years barrier gates/swing gates positioned at a guard house were the gate of choice for gated communities. But times change and the demand for vertical pivot gates in gated communities has never been greater.
Benefits of Vertical Pivot Gates for Gated Communities
Secure Access Services has installed and serviced vertical pivot gates in Raleigh, Greensboro, Wilmington and throughout North Carolina and the east coast for the past 15 years. In our experience, vertical pivot gates are one of the most effective gates to install and one of the easiest to maintain. Here are three reasons why vertical pivot gates are the best gates for gated communities:
- Vertical pivot gates adapt to any elevation or terrain. The vertical pivot gate can operate regardless of the elevation it is placed in. If you have an uphill driveway, the vertical pivot gate simply lifts out of the way of the vehicle. The same is true in situations where there are physical structures or landscaping very close to the gate. The vertical pivot gate easily fits into tight spaces. By contrast, swing gates and slide gates require much more room to operate.
- Vertical pivot gates have lower maintenance costs. A vertical pivot gate is a fairly simple device. It has only a few moving parts. The vertical pivot gate uses larger bearings than other types of gates, which makes the vertical pivot gate more durable. The result: there are fewer opportunities for vertical pivot gates to fail. And this means lower maintenance costs for you and your gated community.
- Vertical pivot gates come in any size or style you need. Vertical pivot gates can cover any opening up to 26 feet in length and the styles are only limited by your imagination. As a result, vertical pivot gates are both functional and attractive, which is an important consideration in many gated communities.
Need a Vertical Pivot Gate for Your Gated Community?
Our team of professional gate installers and maintenance technicians are ready to help you find the perfect vertical pivot gate for your gated community. Call our Raleigh offices at (919) 733-8889, our Wilmington offices at (910) 343-1295 or request a free quote today. We look forward to working with you on helping you find the perfect vertical pivot gate for your gated community!
I live on a hillside lot in Riverside CA that has a steep driveway with terrain that will not easily accomodate a sliding gate without building a trestle over a gully on which the gate can slide so am interested in a gate that will lift up vertically
I would appreciate any information you can send me.
Need an assessment of the cost to install security gates in to our community of 300 homes in Seaside CA.
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What is the cost to have a gate put in. We only have 5 houses in our development. We would need it operated by remote control with possibly a way for authorized delivery access. Do you happen to have a solar setup?
Thanks for the question! We’d be happy to help you explore your options, including solar. A member of our team will contact you today. Thanks for your interest in Secure Access Services!
We just bought a home in a gated community, however, once we moved in and noticed the gate never was down, we reached out to find out the schedule for the gate. To our surprise we were told it has never worked and they had tried to get it fixed and was told they would need to remove this one and reinstall a new one. Can you please help me with how much it would cost to replace a gate?
Thanks for your question. A member of our team will reach out shortly to discuss options with you and see if we can get your community’s gate working once again!