Automated Gates Overview

Every year, American Access Company installs and repairs thousands of gate operators, automated gate systems and gate openers in the continental U.S. That is in addition to the maintenance that American Access Company personnel provides for many of these gate openers at the same time. Having regular maintenance helps gate owners avoid costly gate motor and operator repairs and the similarly very costly break-downs.

Automated Gate System Installation

Modern gate operators are not able to function completely on their own. Each automatic gate system requires at least five different gate entry control devices for your automatic gate system. A combination of the following products is needed for a complete automated gate system:

  • Photoeyes
  • Keypads
  • Contact edges
  • Proximity readers
  • Photoelectric through beams
  • Ground loops and wands
  • Card readers

New Gate Operator Installation

American Access Company installs over 500 new gate operators, gate access control systems and gate openers each year for commercial, high security and residential customers. With our team of automated gate technicians, we provide complete turnkey installations.

American Access Company is a master distributor for the nation’s leading gate operator manufacturers, including Linear Osco, LiftMaster Chamberlain, HySecurity, and Doorking. All American Access Company technicians conduct training every year on new products, safety and installation in order to stay sharp and current on the newest technology.

Residential black double swing gate with gate opener

Gate Operator Maintenance & Service

When you get your automated gate installed, you want it to last a lifetime. In order to get true longevity out of your automated gate, you must perform regular maintenance. One of the maintenance steps that should be completed is the gate chain should be cleaned, tensioned and greased. American Access Company provides a complete maintenance and service program through our service agreement, or you can make an appointment just by giving us a call. We will conduct an annual compliance check for proper maintenance and safety. Common features American Access Company inspects and adjusts during these appointments include:

  • Trucks
  • Guides
  • Chains
  • Chain rollers
  • All moving components
Commercial chain link cantilever gate with LiftMaster gate operator

Automatic Gate Operator Replacement

Replacing a worn-out gate operator involves more than just switching out the operator. It involves upgrading the whole electric gate system and safety devices to be compliant with your new gate operator. Today’s gate operators require integrated safety devices be in-play before they will even begin operation. American Access Company’s professional staff are knowledgeable not only on the newest and most high-tech gate operators, but on older units as well since we have been installing automated gate openers and devices.

Automatic Gate Operator Repair

Today’s gate operators are very different from older gate operator models. The new operators are complicated pieces of machinery with multiple circuit boards, integrated gate safety devices and plug-in and standalone components. Modern gate operators look much more like personal computers on the inside than older gate operator models.

AmeriFence Corporation of Grand Island will turnkey your automatic gate systems to assure a smooth installation. We have completed automated gate system installations DeSoto, Bonner Springs, Leavenworth, Lawrence, St. Joseph, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Liberty, Leawood, and Olathe.