Secure Access Services has had the pleasure of working with a large number of commercial, residential and self-storage clients during the past several years. Each project brings a new challenge and opportunity for our team to show our creativity in finding just the right security gate opener to meet the client’s needs.

Recently, we were asked by Ample Storage, a self-storage operator with facilities in North Carolina and Virginia, to help with a unique challenge for their new facility on Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh, N.C. Ample Storage needed a security gate that could follow the contour of the land leading into the self-storage facility. And as always, our team was up to the challenge.

Project Profile: Ample Storage on Lake Wheeler Road

Vertical pivot gate opener installed at Ample Storage self storage on Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh NC

Ample Storage presented us with a unique challenge: make and install a custom vertical pivot gate that follows the contour of the driveway drain swale. Our team successfully delivered on the challenge!

Ample Storage has seen good growth in the Raleigh, N.C. market. They have operated a self-storage facility near Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh for the past several years, but demand led them to add a new facility just down the road from their existing operation. And while the site was a great location, it had one significant issue: a drain swale was located right in the middle of the driveway path where the security gate would be located.

Ample Storage contacted the Secure Access Services team to find out what we could do to assist with the issue. Our team conducted a site visit and reviewed the facility plans to help Ample Storage determine the best available options. Our recommendation was to install a custom-made vertical pivot gate that would follow the contour of the driveway. A vertical pivot gate is a great way to manage a tight space where a traditional slide gate cannot fit. But it also offered us the option to have a security gate built to fit the space. This meant that the gate could include a slight drop-down to cover the drain swale and provide complete and total protection to the self-storage facility.

“We contacted Secure Access Services because we knew they could handle the special needs of our Lake Wheeler Road self-storage facility,” said Bradley Gardner, Vice President for Ample Storage. “These guys knew exactly what to do. They are the experts in the security gate opener industry.”

In addition to the installation of the vertical pivot gate, we put in place a new keypad entry system that ties into Ample Storage’s customer management system and allows the facility manager to manage both Lake Wheeler Road facilities from a single location. As a result, both Ample Storage Lake Wheeler Road-area facilities will make use of the latest in security gate opener technology. And that’s a big win for Ample Storage’s customers.

Let Secure Access Services Help with Your Gate Opener Needs

Secure Access Services has helped many businesses like Ample Storage with their security gate opener installation and maintenance needs. If you need help with your security gate opener or are interested in having a security gate opener installed on your residential, commercial or self-storage security gate, give us a call in our Raleigh, N.C. offices at (919) 773-8889 or use our online form to request a free quote. We’ll be glad to talk with you about your project and help with your security gate opener needs.