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Bellevue Driveway Gates

Facts You Need to Know Before You Shop for one of our Driveway Gates for Your Eastside Home

An automated driveway gate is an investment that can increase the value and appeal of your Bellevue residential property. Grab the information now and you’ll be ready at every step.

Bellevue Driveway Gate Permits

Depending on where you live, you may be required to get a gate installation authorization for your gate. Bellevue City Hall will be able to help you get ahold of mandatory gate installation permits to get your driveway gate project moving. It is also important to ensure that your installation technician will be able to show the needed electrical permit to execute the work.

Electricity to Power Your Gate

Electrical power is vital when installing an automated driveway gate to open and close. Learn if you have a source of electrical power adjacent to your gate location. If not, even in cloudy Bellevue, Washington, solar can provide enough power to your driveway gate and could even be more economical over time.

Security and Access Control

In Bellevue, and many other areas, safety is often the primary reason a household invests in automated driveway gate. The gate that deters would-be lawbreakers from entering your property is the same gate that grants easy access to family members, friends and delivery truck drivers. Your access control system keeps it simple for you to monitor who comes in and out. Popular driveway gate access systems in Bellevue include. keyless, digital entry pads (like a 4-digit code), card readers, intercoms, and telephone entry systems. The number and frequency of people entering and exiting through your home driveway gate determines the most suitable type of access control system to choose for your property.

Types of Driveway Gates

When it comes to home driveway gates, there are two basic types: slide and swing. Space is often the determining factor for the type you decide on. If your Bellevue home has plenty of space on either side of your entrance or a very short driveway, a sliding gate (which slides across the driveway), will almost definitely be most suitable. However, if space is restricted on either side of the entrance and you have extra driveway space, a swinging gate (that opens parallel to the driveway), is often the best option. A reputable driveway gate specialist will visit your Bellevue home to see the size and layout of your entry and driveway first-hand. Then he or she will make recommendations that consider both the space and your vision for your property.

Driveway Gate Repair and Maintenance

Our damp Bellevue, Washington weather is tough on automated driveway gates. Regular maintenance for your driveway gate system supplies benefits akin to routine car maintenance – it helps you extend the useful life of your driveway gate. A vehicle gate that doesn’t function properly could leave your Bellevue home a target for criminal activity or pose a potential safety risk. Getting the correct manuals and having a suitable walk-through when your gate installation is completed, is essential to being aware of your driveway gates’ functionality – helping you to know under what circumstances you should call for automated gate maintenance or repair.

Safety Features

Without safety features, an automated driveway gate can pose significant safety risks. Safety devises can prevent physical entrapment and protect vehicles. These are some standard safety features to think about. Gate edges are contact items that activate when touched, using pressure activated sensors. If an obstacle is encountered, the device causes the automated gate to stop and/or reverse. Photo eyes are non-contact devices that operate by shooting a beam of light across the gate opening. Interrupting the beam will prevent the electric gate from closing, or will stop the gate and reverse its motion. Loop detectors, primarily meant for vehicle safety, are installed under the driveway and command the gate to open or prevent it from closing on a vehicle in the path of the gate.

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