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Thinking About Getting an Automatic Gate Opener?

Thinking About Getting an Automatic Gate Opener?

If you’re considering upgrading or adding a driveway gate Warehouse Supply can help you in your efforts.  Gate openers can provide extra security and convenience to your home and business.  To make the right choice there are several key things you need to consider.  Every project has different needs to be considered. To help simplify the process  we have listed several points to help ensure your project is a success!


  1. Gate Type

For your swing gate opener to work efficiently, you need to take time to select a kit that’s compatible with your gate. For example, consider the weight of your gate and whether you need a single automatic opener or an opener for a double gate system.

  1. Level of Use

A gate used for a residential community or a business will be opened and closed much more frequently than a gate for a single-family home. Therefore, you need to choose a heavy-duty gate opener that will pack the right amount of punch in order to be able to handle the volume of traffic you anticipate and to withstand the tests of time.

  1. Access Method

You’ve got options to choose from when it comes to accessing your property with your gate and automatic gate opening system. Do you prefer opening your gate with a remote, or would it be more convenient for you and your guests to gain entry with a keypad? You might also want to consider working with a photo eye when exiting your property for increased speed and convenience.


  1. Longevity

There are several companies that design and manufacture heavy-duty automatic gate openers, but if you want a system that’s going to take care of your needs in the years to come, you need to work with a brand that’s reliable and that guarantees its products. Ghost Control, for instance, offers long-term product warranties, so you can rest assured that your opener will keep working when you need it. Ghost Controls offers a lifetime warranty on motor & gear assembly for its single family residential use products and 18 to 24 month warranty on components (except batteries).


  1. Power Source

For ease of operation and low maintenance requirements, your best bet is to choose low voltage or solar automatic gate openers.




  1. Safety

As a property owner, you want to ensure that anyone accessing your home or business can do so safely. Ghost Controls automatic gate openers offer peace of mind with our patent-pending technology, SafeForce. SafeForce limits the amount of force exerted on the leading age of a gate as it opens, preventing entrapment or injuries. Any gate opener system manufactured after January 12, 2016 is required to have additional built-in safeguards as part of the installation in order to meet the Underwriters Laboratory safety standard, the UL325 7th Edition. All Ghost Controls gate openers systems have been tested to meet or exceed these safety requirements.

Ghost Controls systems will easily allow additional entrapment protection such as Photo Eyes to an installation (assuming you are using AC Transformer to recharge the system battery) if you are wanting to avoid any contact with a moving gate. You should feel even more confident knowing that adding safety beams to any GHOST CONTROLS opener system does not remove SafeForce®. These devices will act as an additional complementary safety protection, because SafeForce® is always actively controlling the system just in case an unexpected obstruction occurs.

  1. Installation

When tackling a do-it-yourself project like setting up a heavy-duty gate opener, you want a kit that’s easy to install. Look for kits that are designed to be installed quickly, simply, and safely. Ghost Controls offers a complete video series to help ensure your project is a success. https://ghostcontrols.com/pages/installation-video.  Additionally, Warehouse Supply is always here to help!

When you are ready to upgrade your existing controller or improve your property’s security, value, and convenience, stop by Warehouse Supply and check out the Ghost Gate controls.  We will help make sure you have the right product to ensure your success! Call us today at (970)284-2041 or email us at info@warehousesupplyinc.com!


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