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What to Look for in a High-Quality Automatic Gate?

What to Look for in a High-Quality Automatic Gate?

June 26, 2021

An automatic gate can make an excellent addition to your home or business; Not only as an investment in your security but also for the added aesthetic appeal. However, because it is an investment, you want to make sure you are getting a high-quality gate for your property. If you are looking for quality, here are some signs to look for in your new automatic gate.

Backup Battery

While some gates may have solar-powered systems, most connect to electricity. This design means that a power outage could leave your automatic gate pretty useless until the power returns. A backup battery system is not necessary but will always be a strong recommendation.


You would think that an automatic gate, a system only installed outside, would be guaranteed weatherproof on every component. False. Unless directly stated as weatherproof, automatic gates are vulnerable to the elements. Make sure every part of the system is weatherproof.

Lengthy Control Range

In general, you want an automatic gate to have a wide control range. If you must pull up within five feet of the gate each time to activate the sensors, you will end up hating your gate system. Generally, you want to have at least a 50-foot control range so you can open the gate while still have time to react to things like turning in your actual driveway.


The best sign of a high-quality automatic gate system is the ability to customize the gate and allows for custom settings. While there isn’t necessarily anything wrong with preset functions, the ability to control the speed and sensitivity of a gate is a major plus. Furthermore, if you can customize the look of your automatic gate system, it is all the better. Your property has a specific look, and you definitely don’t want a front gate that goes against that look.

By keeping these features in mind, you will have an automatic gate opener that makes your day-to-day flowing smoothly. If you have any questions about gate operators for your business, contact Halo Overhead Doors at (713) 804-8272 or request an estimate. We sell and install gate operators to commercial businesses throughout the Houston area.


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