AutoGate Services is a very successful family-owned and run company,
with over 20 years’ experience in the electric gate and automation
industry; built on recommendations from satisfied customers - from
the minute you phone our team - you’ll know that we really are
meticulous, interested in your needs and as passionate about gates
as we say we are.
We take the time to really understand how we can provide you with the gates you want and nothing is too much trouble for our dedicated teams. With a heartfelt desire to provide our very best for you, and a great range of gates and accessories, we’re confident you’ll be delighted with the complete residential/commercial electric gates, bollards and barrier solutions that you’ll receive from us at AutoGate Services.
Automatic Gates - Commercial Gate Systems
Based in Hertfordshire, AutoGate Services hand-craft all gates here at our extensive site and all gates are available in various styles, materials (including hardwoods, metal and aluminium or a combination of these), from the very traditional, to something really quite modern and are generally formed of a single gate leaf (hinged on one side of the driveway), two separate leaves, hinged on either side of the driveway (meeting in the middle to form) a pair of swing gates. A single gate leaf that has wheels on the bottom, which then slides along in a track inserted into the driveway surface (a sliding gate - great option if you are restricted for parking space, manoeuvrability or the ground is a little uneven), this gate choice can also be created to give the appearance of a pair. And lastly, a cantilever gate -similar to the sliding gate, but rigidly fixed at one end (usually onto a concrete plinth) and suspended in the air, a little way off the ground, so that it glides freely when in operation - the perfect solution for sloping driveways, and commercial properties where constant heavy vehicles/machinery using the entrance could adversely impact on a sliding gate rail.
You may also wish to have a pedestrian gate to complete the project; enabling on-foot visitors (such as the postman, paperboy/girl, delivery driver meter reader etc.) to enter/leave the premises. Such gates can also have automatic closers applied, to help prevent the gate from inadvertently being left open, and can also have access control applied so that use is restricted for certain persons only.
High Quality Gates
We appreciate there’ll be a choice of retailers available to you, mostly selling ‘off-the-peg’ items which potentially could serve your purpose but sadly, not all images shown online today reflect the reality of the product you may receive. Both poor fit and inferior quality could determine the gate(s) is not such great value when you consider having to purchase a replacement. You can trust AutoGate Services will only use high quality products with known provenance from our trusted suppliers and that they’ll be installed by our employed teams.
Automatic Rising Barriers
An extensive range of Automatic Rising Barriers – usually required for sites that need to regulate the entry and exit of vehicles. One of our most popular Automatic Barriers is a commercial use barrier which can be controlled by a system of the customer’s choice including: card swipe/tag readers, magnetic induction loops access, intercoms and keypads. These barriers are also fitted with the regulatory safety devices, which facilitate safe passage of vehicles. AutoGate Services also supply manually operated barriers.
Car Park & Driveway Automatic Bollards
AutoGate Services specialise in solutions where the configuration of a driveway cannot support either swing or sliding vehicle gates. In this scenario, car parking bollards - for customers’ wishing to prevent theft of vehicles from their driveway or enforce traffic parking restrictions/access - are a great alternative. Whether it be automatic stainless steel, or painted Rising Bollards, just one or two of these is maybe enough as a preventative measure. Rising Bollards are again fitted with the regulatory safety devices, necessary to conform to current HSE regulations.
Replacement Automation/Automation of Existing Gate(s)
Automation is available in two main forms: where motors can be attached directly to the gates, referred to as ‘arms’ or ‘rams’ is Above Ground Automation, or where motors are positioned below ground level – also known as ‘Underground Automation’. Sliding or cantilever gates will have the automation housed above ground. In compliance with the current HSE and DHF regulations, our motors are generally 24 volt and either hydraulic or electromechanical., and feature ‘stop and back-off’ technology.
You can be sure that we only use automation supplied to us by trusted brand suppliers. Having built a strong relationship over many years, we and our customers, can be confident in the knowledge that what we install are genuine products, providing peace of mind and the longevity you’d expect from a renowned company.
Applying hydraulic automation directly to metal gates will impact the beauty of your chosen design, as the motors (sometimes referred to as Rams or Arms) will be completely visible. Attaching a motor directly to a single leaf 5 bar field gate for example, will result in the motor being visible from the property side only (they’re strategically placed on the top bar) and similarly, a pair of fully boarded gates will also be affected in this way too (again generally placed on the sub or central).
Arms/Rams are not suitable in some instances; generally, where the gate(s) motion and the positioning of the motors will adversely impact the way the gates are able to swing.
Underground automation offers a neater solution, and is popular due to the only sign of its existence simply being the silver metal lid of the casing showing on the driveway surface (directly below the hinge point and the pivot arms). Holes in the ground are dug and shingle placed at the bottom for drainage, preventing water from filling the cavity. The boxes are then concreted into place to hold them in situ.
A further benefit of underground automation is that a chain is able to be applied to the motors which enables the gate to open greater than the regular ninety degrees, giving you more room for manoeuvrability.
Both types of automation can be manually overridden by inserting a ‘key’ into a specific slot from either side of the gate in the event of a power cut.
If you already have a gate/pair of gates that you love and would like to convert them to be electric, we can help!
Servicing and Maintenance
We employ a dedicated team of Service Engineers and our Servicing and Maintenance packages exist on the following basis: a one-off service, an Annual Service Plan, Bi-annual Service Plan or Quarterly Service Plan, which are available for both owners of existing automated gate(s) or newly installed projects. These are available to all customers - from Property Management Companies, Commercial Businesses, Schools and colleges and home-owners alike.
Autogate Services | Automatic Gates Hertfordshire
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We are not happy. We are DELIGHTED with the gates......and the whole experience from William’s first survey, the second visit and full survey, the quote process, how you answered our queries, liaising with the sales team, the smooth integration between sales and production, your ‘Can Do’ attitude and responsiveness. Paul and his team on site were also humbly confidant, incredibly courteous and super professional on instal. Cannot fault the company ethos, attention to detail or your output. WELL DONE everyone!
AutoGates provided a first class service from beginning to end. They discussed our requirements in detail and worked with us to ensure that the end result met (actually exceeded!) our expectations. Our sliding driveway gate looks beautiful, operates smoothly and gives us the security and privacy we required. Would not hesitate to recommend!
Fab company, really helpful and kind. Answered everything i needed.
Extremely professional friendly and helpful service- unbelievably gorgeous gate!
I received an excellent service from Autogates. All my dealings with them were very professional and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. The finished gate was just what we wanted.