We get asked a lot of different questions about the wide-ranging subject of electric gates. But there are some electric gate FAQ that we keep getting asked, so we’ve put this article together to answer those questions.

If there’s no electricity, how do electric gates work in a power cut? Obviously, they don’t so what can you do to avoid being trapped inside or outside gates that won’t open or how do you close them without power?

If you already have gates at the entrance to your driveway but they’re not automated a gate automation engineer can assess your situation and find out what you would like and need from automated gates.

Electric gates are great but they’re even better when you can control who has access onto your property through your gates.

If automatic driveway gates get broken or go wrong, the electric gate repair costs can be high. But there are ways to reduce the chance of many issues occurring, ways to minimise wear and tear and even opportunities to spot potential problems before they become major issues.

Electric gate systems can work for years in all weather before causing problems. But they’re like any mechanical and electrical system so they’re prone to wear and other issues. Read more to understand what can go wrong with electric gates and how to avoid problems.

Different types of electric gates look different and work differently. The choice can be bewildering so we’ve put together this guide. Read more to get the full picture.

What are the different types of automatic gate openers?

This article describes the most effective and commonly used types of automatic gate openers available today.

Gate closers are used to make manual driveway gates into automatic gates. This article explains how you can choose the right gate automation system to transform manual gates into fully automatic gates.

So, why are electric gates that use automatic gate closers better than manual gates?

Electric gate kits include everything a gate installer needs to turn manual driveway gates into automatic electric gates.

Find out what different electric gate kits include and what they do. We also explain why some kits are ideal and others should be avoided, and who you should trust to install them for you.