Gate Automation | Electric Gates at Jacksons

Gate Automation

We offer a range of automation options for all swing or sliding gates we manufacture using our in-house automation systems.

Nationwide Installation Service

At Jacksons we manufacture a wide range of automated gates, from traditional wooden style to contemporary steel designs. Our electric gates are suited to a range of applications from securing your home to providing access control to commercial premises. Our automated gates are made to order, meaning we are able to meet any specifications without compromising on design.

Electric Gate Safety

Safety is of paramount importance to Jacksons and we take great care to ensure that all our gates are put together in accordance to the highest possible standard. Our gate automation is supplied fully CE accredited and conforms to all the current regulations.

These include EN 12453, EN 12445, EN 12604, EN 12605 and EN 60204-1. This level of commitment to providing the best possible gates is evident in Jacksons’ track record and attention to detail in its products.

All our engineers and technical advisers have passed the Gate Safe Aware training course to ensure they are up to date with the very latest standards and guidance in relation to gate safety.

Automatic gates

We manufacture and install a wide range of swing and sliding automatic gates. Our range of gates includes bi folding speed gates, vertical bar gates, welded mesh gates, timber gates, and metal railing gates. You can view gates by individual product type or by opening mechanism below.

Contact Us

Contact us for help with your gate automation project, or if you already know your requirements, send us a gate automation enquiry.

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Types of Automated Gates

The videos below demonstrate just two of the many types of automated gates that we offer. The timber courtyard gate which is commonly installed in residential properties has a double leaf design and swing action. The steel gate, shown here in a school environment has a vertical bar design and a sliding operation.

Gate automation options

Our gates can be automated in different ways to provide the right access control option to suit you. Gates can be operated from underground operators or through hydraulic rams. This gives you the choice of how you want your new automated gate to open at your home or business. Whether you are a residential or commercial customer we will have the right automation function to suit your needs, providing smooth and safe operation. Gates can be maintained easily and will provide peace of mind when installed by a qualified engineer.

An underground operator is situated at ground level by each gatepost and is ideal for both residential and commercial premises. Our underground operator features a magnetic locking system, a maximum opening of 180 degrees, and is suitable for 1,800 operations a day. What's more, our underground operators are fully CE accredited, conforming to the Machinery Directive 2006/46/EC. Hydraulic ram operators are available for electric gates and are ideal if you are purchasing gates up to seven metres. They are attached to the gate for applications that require high performance. Jacksons offer custom designed hydraulic ram operators to individual site requirements.

Fully concealed operators are one of the biggest sellers at Jacksons and give you the ultimate resolution for a covered system. These are perfectly suited to vertical bar gates that scale up to 2.5m wide per leaf. They include a 'touch stop' feature, free-running in the event of a power failure, as well as magnetic locking and a maximum opening of 180 degrees.

Gate Automation Maintenance

Under the current Health and Safety regulations you have a legal responsibility to have all powered gates or barriers maintained on a regular basis by a suitably qualified engineer and that a proper record is kept. Our gate maintenance contracts are specifically designed to cover you under the appropriate regulations and ensure you receive optimum safe performance from your automated gates or barrier.

How to specify an electric gate

Follow our guide on how to specify an electric gate and ensure all the key stages of specification are covered, from type of automation, method of operation, usage frequency and safety devices.