Gate operators, door closers, door openers. No matter what name you use to refer to them, they are the most critical parts to your security gate system. But with so many choices, how do you you select the right door closer or gate operator for your security gate? Let’s take a look at three important factors to consider.

What to Consider When Selecting a Door Closer or Gate Operator for Your Gate

  1. selecting door closers and gate operatorsWhat style of security gate do you have in your system? There are several different styles of security gates: sliding gates, pivot gates, barrier gates, swing gates and more. Each gate operates in a slightly different way and performs various functions. For example, sliding gates are common in self-storage/mini-storage unit facilities because they can be easily opened to allow large vehicles into or out of the facility. Knowing the type of gate you have is a must when it comes to selecting the best door closer/gate opener for your security gate system.
  2. How quickly will the door closer or gate operator need to respond? Gate operators and door closers can operate as quickly as needed. Is speed important in the operation of your security gate? If so, you’ll need a gate operator that can open the gate in a matter of seconds.
  3. Do you have a model preference? In the security gate operator marketplace, there are a wide variety of manufacturers. Doorking, Hy-Security, Liftmaster and Viking Access are a few of the top-line manufacturers we install and service. Each manufacturer’s products have specific strengths. If you are unfamiliar with these manufacturers or need help in understanding which model works best in specific situations, our team of experts will be glad to talk with you and walk you through the various models and help you identify which one is the best fit for you.

Need Help Selecting a Door Closer or Gate Operator?

Selecting the right door closer and gate operator may not be rocket science, but it is important to get the right one for your security gate needs. Need help choosing a door closer or gate operator for your home or business? The Secure Access Services team will be glad to help you narrow down the choices and discuss the benefits of each of the various models. Request a quote today or give us a call in our Raleigh offices at (919) 773-8889. We look forward to helping you make the right choice for your security needs!