|Any of our gates can be fitted
with a wide range of safety accessories, additional locking and security
devices and access control equipment to maintain higher levels of safety and
We offer residential and commercial customers the complete gate package with
beautifully made gates, professional installation with options like
automation and our range of security and access control systems all combined
into a single project by our team. Through their experience we guarantee
exceptional workmanship and customer service at every stage to give you the
perfect gateway system for your home or business property.
The gate alone creates a superb barrier for any
property. However where security is of utmost importance we can offer
additional options to enhance safety and security. Electric and magnetic
locks are very common and can be easily adapted to suit practically all
entrance gates and even pedestrian gates for multi user entrances such as
flats and apartments. We can supply a whole host of products from basic
radio receivers to high specification access control, which can be operated
using remote transmitters, or proximity tags and card swipe systems. EGS offers the right products to suit your needs and at the right
Properly installed automated gates should provide the end user with years of
reliable and safe operation. Automated gates by their very nature do however
pose a potential risk. All our installations are designed to comply with UL
regulations and guidelines, in particular new
Safe and reliable gate systems need to have every aspect of the job properly
installed to the highest standards. From the initial digging and setting of
posts and hanging gates, right through to correct cabling and wiring. All
motors and control panels are rigorously tested to the highest standards.
Safety Photocells produce an infra-red safety beam which are invisible to
the naked eye – but they provide a fail safe ‘beam’ which if interrupted
stops the gate from closing onto an obstruction. We can also offer battery
powered and solar powered photocells where necessary.
On swing gates it would be common to install
of Safety Photocells to cover the gate opening area, immediately in
front of the gate ‘closed’ position, to provide a ‘safety zone’ over the gate
swing area to prevent cars or people being hit whilst the gate is in motion.
Safe edge sensors
These are often fitted to heavy usage sliding gates where they are fitted to
the leading edge of the gate leaf. These work by stopping the gate when it
comes into contact with an object. They are soft rubber with electrical
contacts inside that when contact is made the safety edge sends a command to
the control panel to stop the gate, so the object or person that the gate
came into contact with is protected. These can be used on swing gates and
sliding gates alike and are particularly useful as an additional safety
device when used in conjunction with safety photocells.
Buried underneath the driveway surface and consist of electrical wire, which
are usually laid into a rectangular shape loop create a coil. This loop
produces a small magnetic induction field when a small electrical current is
passed through. This magnetic field is then capable of detecting metallic
objects that pass over the ‘induction loop’ such as when a vehicle passes
over the loop. This can then be set up to prevent the gate opening or
closing onto the object. Induction loops can also be set up to provide
automatic entry or exit in the same way, so that a vehicle can trigger the
gate to open as it passes over the loop without having a transmitter or
See Loop Layout
Card Access Systems
Card Access Systems are "custom" designed for your
individual needs. We specialize in one to however many gates and sites you want
to control. EGS has several access systems to meet your needs, some
of which can serve as an intrusion system for your facility.
Keyswitch, Push Button and Keypad access
EGS can offer key operated devices such as a Keyswitch, which will operate
your gate system by using an actual key – perfect for users who may decide
that remote control transmitters are not suitable.
Simple external grade push buttons can be used in any
situation so that a basic push of a button will activate the automated gate,
very popular as an ‘exit button’ where visitors have been let in and need to
let themselves out of the property. In addition Digital Keypads allow users
to simply enter a sequence of numbers as a code to operate the gates – these
are available as simple small keypads that can be wireless and battery
powered or as part of a complete Intercom system. Keypad codes can be
changed at any point to maintain security.
and telephone access control
Intercom systems can be very simple such as a 1 way audio intercom where a
visitor pushes a button that rings a telephone handset inside the house or
office, the gate can then be released with a push button – these can be hard
wired or cordless and battery powered where necessary. More elaborate
intercom systems allow the integration of video monitors and digital keypads
and can be suitable for multiple properties that use a single gateway
7 day / 24 hour Timers
can be very useful with automated gate systems. These products can be set up
so that the gates can open or close automatically at a designated time each
day – they can be individually programmed for each day where necessary, such
as opening between 9 and 10am to allow for milkman and postman to make their
deliveries but then set up not to open at all on a Sunday. Push buttons and
keypads can be run through timers, so that the push button or keypad can
only be used during certain time periods throughout the day.
Magnetic and Electric Locks are very popular accessories which
provide additional security.
12 Volt electric locks can add a good degree of additional security. The
advantage with these types of locks is that the gate control system sends a
command to the electric lock - this releases the lock before the gate can
then be opened. The electric lock ‘fails safe’ which means that in the event
of a power cut the gate remains locked shut. Magnetic locks are supplied
with metal plates which hold together firmly when in contact with one
another. The magnetic lock requires a low voltage power supply to remain
locked. They are designed to withstand a variety of forces, our most common
mag-lock is rated to provide (1200 lb) of holding force.
These locks can be used on manual pedestrian gates as well as automated
entrance gate systems.
No matter what your requirements for gateway security and access control at
home or work, put it in the hands of the specialists at EGS Gates;
contact us today
and we can arrange a no obligation survey and quotation with
one of our friendly team.