If you are having a fencing system installed, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to add a gate to it. Gates help to give a controlled access point to your fencing system; preventing unwanted guests from entering, but allowing you to still enter. Iron gates work best, as these gates are heavy duty, sturdy and relatively impenetrable. Iron gates can be installed with any type of fencing system and these gates can come in all different types, from manual to powered to automatic.
Manual Powered Gates
The most basic form of iron gate is the manual gate. With this type of gate, there is no fancy mechanism attached to help you open the gate. The iron gate is connected to your fencing system with a manual hinge that can open and close by hand. This type of gate is usually attached in place with a simple locking mechanism that is unlocked by hand, before the gate is swung open and you enter. Once you have entered through the gate, you close the gate behind you and lock it in to place.
Automatic iron gates are typically used in things like parking garages, where access is needing to be given to a plethora of people. In this type of gating system, a laser light is usually installed that, when the laser beam is broken, the gate will automatically swing open or raise up, allowing your access to or from the property. These types of iron gates are nice because they do not need to be manned and can allow for several people to enter and exist on a consistent basis. If you are installing an iron gate in to a commercial property, this is a great option.
Remote Access Gates
Remote access gates are very similar to automatic gates, except for the fact that, in remote access gates, the iron gate usually opens with the press of a button. This type of gating system is usually used in apartment complexes or housing communities that have controlled access. These gates are generally opened with the press of a button, much like your garage at home works. The benefit of this type of iron gate is that it can allow many people to operate the gate, but only the people who are supposed to; using a remote given to them in order to access the property.
Iron gates can also help out at access points. These types of gates are usually used at places with high foot or vehicle traffic, such as concert venues, or at secure facilities, like military bases. Because iron is virtually impenetrable, it makes a very good barrier to stop unwanted traffic from entering a certain property. These iron gates are usually remote access gates, that are controlled by someone inside a security building. At these gates, people are stopped until they are given clearance and then, once they are approved, the gate is opened by someone in a secure location.