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Things You Should Know Before You Invest in a Driveway Gate for Your Bellevue Home

An automated driveway gate is a purchase that can result in increased value and improved beauty to your Bellevue residence. Learn the details now and you'll be on top of what you need to know at every step.

Kirkland driveway gates - Permits

Based on where you live, you may be required to obtain a gate installation authorization for your gate. Kirkland City Hall will certainly help you get mandatory gate installation permits to get your driveway gate job moving. It's also essential to ensure that your gate installer will be able to show the required electrical permit to be performing the work.

Electricity to Power Your Gate

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

Security and Access Control

In Kirkland, and many other areas, safety is often the number one reason a family invests in automated Kirkland driveway gates. The gate that deters would-be lawbreakers from entering your property is the same gate that grants easy access to members of your family, friends and delivery truck drivers. Your access control system keeps it simple for you to keep track of 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 amount and frequency of people entering and exiting through your home driveway gate determines the most suitable type of access control system to choolse for your residence.

Types of Driveway Gates

When it comes to driveway gates, there are two basic types: slide and swing. Space is often the determining factor for the type you select. 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 the most suitable fit. However, if you are restricted in space on either side of the entrance and you have extra driveway space, a swinging gate (that opens parallel to the driveway), is often the optimum fit. A reputable driveway gate professional will visit your Bellevue location to see the layout and size of your entry and driveway first-hand. Then they can make recommendations that consider both the available area and your thoughts for your location.

Driveway Gate Repair and Maintenance

Our wet Kirkland weather is hard on automated driveway gates. Routine maintenance for your driveway gate system offers benefits similar to routine car maintenance - it helps you lengthen the functional life of your driveway gate as long as possible. A vehicle gate that doesn't function properly could leave your Kirkland home a likely target for criminal activity or pose a potential safety risk. Getting the correct manuals and having a detailed walk-through when your gate installation is done, is essential to understanding 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 consider. Gate edges are devices which are activated by contact. They operate when touched, using sensors mdae to be pressure sensitive. If an obstacle is encountered, the device commands 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 light beam will prevent the electric gate from closing, or will stop the gate and reverse its movement. Loop detectors, primarily meant for vehicle safety, are installed underneath the driveway and instruct the gate to open or prevent it from closing on a vehicle in the path of the gate.

Get in touch with us soon to talk to a gate systems specialist about our selection of Kirkland driveway gates for your residence.

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10847 E. Marginal Way S.
Seattle, WA 98168
Phone: 206-767-9080


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