How much does an automatic gate cost?
There’s nothing like an automatic gate to keep your property secure and ensure privacy, whether the gate is for a home or business. Partnered with cameras and lighting, automatic gates make up an important portion of any complete security plan.
What you pay for an automatic gate depends on what kind of gate you want and the features you want on it, such as keypad or card-based entry. On average, the simplest systems featuring a new gate with opener will cost about $2,000, while more sophisticated systems may cost $10,000 or more. Size, type and materials are the primary factors in cost. A 10-foot fence, depending on the material used, costs about $700 to $1,300.
When deciding on an automatic gate, you’ll also want to consider maintenance costs.
If you are looking to install electric gates for your home or business in Plano, TX, make sure to consult the professionals at DFW Fence Repair. We can install or repair any type of automated gate, from vertical lift to sliding gates, and can customize it to fit your property.
How much does it cost to install a gate?
No matter what kind of automated gate you decide to install, it will require the services of trained professionals like us. We work with you to keep our installations affordable.
As mentioned above, automatic gates cost anywhere on average between $2,000 to $10,000 to install, whereas manual gates cost about $500 to install. Much of the cost will depend on the size and style of the gate and the components you add to it. Keypads, for instance, cost anywhere between $100 to $300, while adding cameras could cost anywhere between $1,000 to $2,000.
Besides automatic gates, DFW Fence Repair also installs a range of other gates, including custom iron gates, chain link and wood gates, as well as pool gates. Give us a call at 469-342-3003 to learn more about our extensive fencing services.
How does an automatic gate work?
Automatic gates are pretty simple to operate. Most gates either swing or slide to allow entry or exit. Let’s say you’ve called your air conditioner service for HVAC maintenance and the technician needs to get in through your gate. Here are the steps that will get the technician through the gate:
- A visitor usually contacts the property owner via intercom when the visitor is outside the gate.
- The gate is opened by an electric impulse sent either from a remote control or by a keypad or other sensor device mounted near the gate.
- The gate swings or slides open, allowing the visitor inside.
- Once the visitor is clear of the gate, it swings or slides back into position.
- A control box manages all of this. The box is usually battery powered, though some are solar powered.
What is gate automation?
Any security gate that uses electricity for it open and close is an automated gate. The gate automation can be above ground or concealed below ground. It functions as above, opening and closing based on an electric impulse sent by remote control, keypad or other sensor. Some systems can be timed to open at specific times.
How much is an automatic gate opener?
As with anything, the cost of the automatic gate opener will depend on the size and type of gate being installed. On average, though, battery-powered gate openers cost between $1,000 and $4,500. Heavy and large gates will require high voltage openers and the cost runs to the high end of that range.
You can also get solar powered gate openers for about $250 to $650.
Automatic gates for homes
Driveway gates for residential properties are some of the most common automatic gates installed. You can get them in a variety of styles, sizes and materials to fit your home’s design.
Anytime you install a driveway gate, they should be part of a security system that includes cameras and good lighting. This will ensure the best deterrent to intruders.
Automatic gates without electricity
If you have a power outage, your automatic gate should be set up so it can function without electricity. Fire codes require electric gates to default to unlocked position when there is a power outage as a safety precaution. This system might be controlled either by a battery-powered back up or manually.
Automatic gates and fencing
Automatic gates should be installed to pair with your fencing for the best security. When we install your gate system, we make sure your gate and fencing work together to protect your home or business, as well as make sure its design is attractive enough to fit with your home’s design as well.
Automatic access gates
There are several options for automatic gate access. For entry you have electric sensors, remote control, keypads and card readers. You can install these for exits as well, but you can also install a variety of in ground sensors that open the gate from the inside when a vehicle gets near it.
Other access options include cameras, magnetic locks or long range transmitters.
Interested in installing an automatic gate for your home or business in Plano, TX. Get in touch with the fencing professionals at DFW Fence Repair. Call 469-342-3003 today for an estimate.