It’s A Full-On Sprint To Outdoor 🎄 Christmas 🎀 Decorating: Automated Gate Edition

 🎄Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! 🎀

 

With the Thanksgiving weekend behind us, it’s a full-on sprint to Christmas! With an array of decorating decor from bows to wreaths to garlands and lights, planning a beautiful outdoor Christmas display takes a lot of planning. And, that planning starts with your gate as your guests enter through your magical wonderland.

Even the most experienced holiday decorators could use some tips and tricks along the way…

  1. Be sure to inspect the area you’ll be decorating for obstacles such as low tree limbs, debris around the gate or opener, landscape contours, plus the location of your driveway and walkways in conjunction with your gate.
  2. Decide what type of decorations you’ll use and 
  3. When you’re ready to place the decorations, consider sketching out the idea in your head on a piece of paper or on your tablet along with measurements.
  4. To add lighting or not to add lighting, that is the question. If you choose lighting, be sure to check if the cords will be clipped or in the way when the gate opens/closes.
  5. If you have a swing gate and would like to setup a delay so as not to entangle any decorations in your gate, please give us a call at 850-271-3617.

We hope our tips to decorate your gate are helpful! After all, even the most experienced decorators can use some tips and tricks along the way, right? 

And, in the holiday spirit, we’d love to see YOUR gate decorations! Email us HERE with your photos below and we’ll share our favorites on social media! Brownie points if you’re our customer!

 

The Modern Benefits of Driveway Security Cameras

Check out the New Advancements in

Gate Protection Technology!

The most cautious homeowners possess a Driveway Security Camera that shows you a view from the front door or into the backyard with the ability to ensure the well-being of their home, property, and family. However, with the many advancements in technology along with the lower cost of cameras and hardware, today’s driveway security cameras utilize a variety of abilities, for instance:

☑️ Weatherproof
  • To handle harsh weather, hot or cold, rain or shine;
☑️ Long-Range Night Vision
  • Lenses with the ability to capture close-up images to record license plates;
☑️ License Plate Recognition
  • Available on higher-end cameras;
☑️ Recording Events
  • Not only in real-time but motion-activated;
☑️ Notifications & Recordings
  • Sent to your email, phone, or other mobile devices;
☑️ Tripwire, or Trigger, System
  • Enabling you to set a specific point or size of an object to start recording;
☑️ No Server Required

And so much more!

 

Quality Gates And Openers offers all the latest video technology to protect you, your home and your business. Learn more at www.qualitygatesandopeners.com or Call Us Today at 850-271-3617 for more information on Driveway Security Camera Installation, Upgrade, and Maintenance.

 

For More Information Call Quality Gates And Openers at 850-271-3617

We Have Lift-off! Space-Saving Vertical Lift (Vertical Pivot) Gates

Using a Vertical Lift Gate (or Vertical Pivot) Gate offers considerable space-saving advantages compared to a more common sliding gate by using the same motion as a railroad arm. The Vertical Lift (Vertical Pivot) Gate is an adaptable gate system for common access points where designers are able to work around curbs, road elevation, contour changes, drainage swales, and more to conform to limited space availability.

In production for over 40 years, the key advantages of this gate are the following:

  • Much faster open/close time to process vehicles.
  • Reduced areas pedestrians can be injured.
  • Reduced issues with problematic functionality.
  • Increased security features.
  • Assuredly lower cost of ownership.

Slide and swing gates are attached to fence lines and support posts which in turn causes damage to more than just the gate. However, Vertical Lift (Vertical Pivot) Gates are bolted to the operator and designed for only the gate to be damaged which lends itself to a quick repair back to the original quality before impact.

These advantageous gates are also highly compatible with most access control systems as well as emergency entry devices used by first responders.

If you would like to know more about Vertical Lift Gates (or Vertical Pivot Gates) Call Quality Gates And Openers today at 850-271-3617 for more information.


Disclaimer: Although this specific gate was not installed by Quality Gates & Openers, they have performed service on it.

 

For More Information Call Quality Gates And Openers at 850-271-3617

Buying A New Home With An Automated Gate?

Luxury Automated Gates by Quality Gates And Openers

Don’t Forget To Ask These Questions!

 

As you’re searching for a new home, you’ll find that many previous homeowners have found an automated gate system is beneficial – convenient, reliable, and secure. So, when you’re viewing the home with the realtor, be sure to ask these additional questions regarding the functions and condition of the automated gate:

 

Does the gate swing, slide or raise?

If the property you’re looking to purchase has an automated gate, the first thing should be to determine if it swings, slides or raises to open and close. Swing gates tend to be quieter and can have fewer moving parts which may enable you to save money on future maintenance. Slide gates can take up less space and tend to have no gaps under them. This may be an option for those with pets and are worried about potential venturing out of the yard. A vertical pivot gate opens and closes by raising up such as a railroad crossing arm offering considerable space-saving advantages.

 

What is the gate made out of?

Weathering and upkeep are dependent on the gate’s material – metal or wood. Metal gates require minimal upkeep and are very easy to maintain. Aluminum is a naturally rust-resistant material while iron and steel gates are finished with a powder coating to ensure they don’t peel or fade. Metal gates typically don’t give a lot of privacy as they allow the ability to view the property between the slats. Wood gates do create a wonderful sense of privacy and are able to withstand harsh weather conditions and effectively block the wind. However, they will need to be regularly re-stained, re-painted, or treated with a type of protective coating.

 

How is the gate powered?

Automated gates are powered in multiple ways such as alternating current (connected to the property’s power source) or solar-powered (assists during a power outage). Newer model openers can also come with battery back-up.

 

Are there any built-in safety features?

Many gates systems include a variety of built-in safety mechanisms: reversing sensors, guards, alarms, and even siren operated sensors. These beneficial features assist in preventing injuries and damage to your property. However, if not, you’ll be able to easily have them purchased and retrofitted to the existing system.

 

Is the gate still under warranty?

If the gate system is still under warranty, it will be a considerable advantage. This way if there is a manufacturing defect, the warranty will cover the repair and/or replacement costs. Also, it’s possible the warranty will protect against accidental damage as well.

 

Is the gate in need of any repairs?

 

And, last but not least, be sure to check the gate for visible damage: dents, cracks, scratches, splits, rust, etc. You want to ensure everything is in good working order. A slow, unresponsive gate will move irregularly against the track, drag against the ground or stop in the wrong position. Severe damage may require replacing the entire automated gate system and could be costly.

 

Once You’ve Purchased The Property,

Schedule A Courtesy Inspection Today!

Learn More About The Quality Difference At

Call 850-271-3617 or Email info@qualitygatesandopeners.com