Electric Gates for Access Control

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Electric gates have been a cornerstone of Tymetal Corp.’s business since 1985. We have a long history of providing access control solutions for industrial clients from all industries. From meeting demanding requirements to getting you the best value possible for your purchasing dollar, we are committed to your success in everything we do.

If you’re in the market for a new electronic gate or other automatic access control system, we can help. Browse our website to learn more about our product offerings, or contact our office directly for assistance from one of our expert sales representatives

How Do Electric Gates Work?

The main role of an electric gate is to prevent unauthorized access to your facility. An automated access control system will make this process faster and simpler, saving your organization time and reducing the amount of effort required of your staff.

Typically, electric gates will consist of the gate itself and an automatic gate operator. The gate is the physical barrier (sometimes called an “electric barrier gate”), which must be strong and durable enough to meet your requirements, while the gate operator is the electronic mechanism that triggers it. Together, these components work to ensure only authorized personnel can enter your property.

Types of Electric Gates

Different organizations have different security needs and, to support this, Tymetal Corp. offers one of the most extensive selections of electric gate types. Our products include:

Cantilever Gates

Cantilevered gates that slide out to allow easy access to the interior of your facility. Automatic cantilevered gates are counterbalanced to allow smooth operation and can cover openings up to 120 feet wide in a double configuration.  When choosing an electric driveway gate for a business, cantilever gates are one of the most popular options.

Image of a cantilever gate at an airport.  The gate uses an automatic electric opener.

Swing Gates

Swing gates that permit access by swinging inwards or out. They can be used on openings up to 48 feet wide and are generally the best choice when space prohibits the use of a cantilevered gate.

Vertical Lift Gates

Vertical lift gates that rise upwards when access is granted. Though highly space efficient, these types of systems are higher stress and may cause components to wear out faster, especially in high-traffic areas.

Electric Gates for Pedestrians

Pedestrian gates and turnstiles for individual access control in restricted areas.

How to Choose The Best Electric Gate

Choosing the right heavy-duty electric gate requires careful consideration of a number of factors:

  • Your access requirements. This includes the types of vehicles that will be coming and going through your facility, and the amount of space available for your installation.
  • The amount of traffic passing through your operation. High-volume facilities will require faster commercial automatic gate systems to maintain productivity without compromising security.
  • Specific regulatory considerations. Military and correctional facilities, as well as data centers, government buildings and more, all may have specific ASTM, ISO or related requirements for access control that must be met.
  • Maintenance requirements. Complex automatic gates have increased maintenance requirements, while exposed rollers and other components can wear out faster.
  • Your budget. Tymetal Corp. strives to have solutions at a wide range of price points, and we are happy to work with you to find the best solution for your needs.

Choosing An Access Control System

Access control systems are another important component of an electronic gate system. Number pad and keycard systems are both available, as are a range of other technologically advanced alternatives when you work with Tymetal to create your electronic barrier gate. Consider what will be best for your staff while meeting your overall security and volume requirements. Tymetal Corp. can provide matched systems that streamline access while giving you the peace of mind of knowing your facilities are properly secured.

How Much Does an Electric Gate Cost?

Electric gate pricing varies according to the type of barrier being installed, the type of operator and access control system, and the size of the installation, among other factors. As with any important part of your facility, paying for quality today will help you manage risk while keeping your ownership costs lower over the lifespan of your purchase.

Working with a qualified supplier is the best way to ensure you get the right electronic gate for your needs and your budget. Tymetal Corp. specializes in complete turnkey systems for any facility in need of a commercial automatic gate or other access control solution. Contact our office directly to request a consultation from one of our team members.

Page Updated September 30th, 2020