Gate Mounting & Components

Gate Mounting Options:

  • Steel posts – embedded or surface mount
  • Minimum of 6” X 6” steel – Powder coated to match gate colour
  • Can be embedded in concrete or mounted on concrete pads with base plates
  • Steel angles – embedded into stone/concrete pillars
  • 6” X 4” X 1/4” steel angle with rebar protrusions, designed to be incorporated into the back corner of your stone pillar
  • Painted to match gate colour
  • Secondary Steel posts – mounted behind existing pillars
  • Embedded or surface mount
  • Anchoring directly onto pillar facing with epoxy –
  • More cost effective, but not recommended for long term performance

Gate Hinges:

  • Weld on or bolt on – 1” X 4” hinges with 3” X 5” mounting plate
  • Adjustable, greaseable commercial grade hinges

Fiberglass Boxes:

  • residential gate operatorsTypically 14” X 16” X 8” or 16” X 18” X 8”
  • Weatherproof boxes designed to house the main control panel for the gate operator and to protect additional accessories, such as the radio receiver, loop detector and power transformer.
  • These products can be provided in advance, so that they can be incorporated into the stone columns, or they can be mounted on a custom stand, in close proximity to the gate system.
  • All of the conduit is brought up from the bottom of the box, not from the back.

Gooseneck Stands:

  • Aluminum or steel post with angled head designed for vehicle approach
  • Used for mounting communication/access controls
  • To be surface mounted or embedded in concrete
  • Various sizes/styles available to meet site conditions
  • Economy, Basic and Deluxe design options(Economy – constructed from 2” X 2” material, has an offset of approx. 12”, ideal for mounting keypads and pushbuttons – face is approx. 4” X 4” / Basic – constructed from 4” X 4” material, has an offset of approx. 14”, ideal for mounting a telephone entry or intercom system – face is approx. 11” X 13” / Deluxe – constructed from 4” X 4” material, has a custom offset and a custom, protective, aluminum head, ideal for mounting telephone entry or intercom system)

Entrance Devices:

Garage Door Openers & RemotesCo-ax Radio Receiver:  Typically we use LiftMaster brand equipment, so that it can be used in conjunction with the clients existing garage door opener remotes. We supply a commercial grade co-ax unit that will accommodate up to 31 transmitters.  The co-ax cable and antenna will allow for increased range.  It can also be programmed with “HomeLink” compatible vehicles. (Wiring requirements – 4 wire/18 gauge)

  1. Transmitters (Hand held remotes): Typically we use Liftmaster brand controls, so they can be used in conjunction with the clients existing Liftmaster garage door opener. They are available in a 3 button visor unit or the convenient mini keychain style. (Model 373LM or 370LM)
  2. Garage Door Openers & RemotesSingle Station Intercom:  This is composed of an exterior grade station, which is mounted on a gooseneck stand, and one interior station, which is mounted in a central location in the house.  The intercom will allow voice communication from the gate into the single interior station, as well as the ability to open the gate.  Additional equipment is available, such as multiple interior stations, or a video option.  (Dimensions of interior station is 5 1/4”  wide X 7 1/2” high  X 1 3/4” thick and the exterior station is 3 1/2” wide  X 5” high X 1 11/8” thick. Wiring requirements – 2 pair not twisted #18 – to a distance of 490 feet maximum. 4 wires lead from the exterior to the interior station and 2 wires from plug-in 6 volt transformer to the interior station. The interior station can also be powered by batteries, in place of the transformer. )
  3. Digital Entry (Outside keypad): An exterior grade armoured and vandal resistant, water tight, backlit and programmable keypad. Typically mounted on a gooseneck stand. (Rosslare Model#AC-Q41HB. Wiring requirements – 4 – #18 gauge single strand wires.)
  4. In-Ground Loop and Detector: In-ground wire loop, for vehicle detection, signals the gate to open. Can be used as a “free entrance” device, allowing all approaching vehicles, access to the property. The loop will allow vehicle access but restricts pedestrian and animal access, like deer. A switch can be added so the loop can be “turned off”, to allow for increased security. A timer can also be added to control access during certain hours. The loop can be installed in existing concrete, asphalt, exposed aggregate, under paving stones and under compact gravel. (Placement – approx. 20’ from the gate’s open position. The detector comes with a wiring harness to connect to the control panel. The sensitivity of the detector is adjustable to accommodate low (bicycle, garden tractor) or high clearance vehicles.)
  5. Exterior Grade Pushbutton: This is a water resistant pushbutton which mounts in a single gang box on a post or column. This will allow for “free” access on or off of the property, by pedestrians. (Wiring requirements – 2 wires- #18 gauge.)
  6. Garage Door Openers & RemotesResidential Telephone Entry: This system will allow for voice communication using your home telephone system. Anywhere there is a telephone in the home, you will have direct communication with your visitor. A visitor will be identified with a special ring tone. Using the telephone keypad, you can grant or deny access, through the main gate or the pedestrian gate. The unit connects into the existing telephone line or can be on a dedicated line, and can communicate with 2 residences on the property. The telephone entry keypad can be used as a digital entry system – a regular visitor, or maintenance personnel, can be given an entry code to gain access to the property. The homeowner can also grant or deny access, using their cell phone from a remote location. Some units also allow for programming and tracking from your computer. Black and white, or colour cameras are available with most models. The system is typically mounted on a gooseneck stand, which is positioned approx. 20’ in front of the gate. (Wiring requirements – 115 volt power supply and a 20VA plug-in transformer are needed. 2 twisted pairs are needed for the telephone line, which have to be separated from the power supply wire, in separate conduit and a minimum of 12” apart. Wire size – see wiring chart. If used in conjunction with an alarm system, this unit must be added after the alarm system, on the telephone line.

Exit Devices:

  1. In-Ground Exit Loop: This consists of an in-ground wire loop, which detects the presence of moving metal on the surface, which signals the gate to open. The loop allows all vehicles to exit the property, but pedestrians will require an additional exit device. The loop can be installed in existing concrete, asphalt, exposed aggregate, under paving stones and under compact gravel. (Placement – approx. 20’– 80’ from the gate’s open position. The detector comes with a wiring harness to connect to the control panel. Sensitivity in the detector has some adjustment.)
  2. Radio Controls: Hand held transmitters are used by the homeowners to exit the property.
  3. Exterior Grade Push Button: Mounted on a post on the interior of the property, allowing pedestrian, or vehicle traffic, to exit.
  4. Digital Entry (Outside keypad): An exterior grade armoured and vandal resistant, water tight, backlit and programmable keypad.  Typically mounted on a gooseneck stand. (Wiring requirements – 4 – #18 gauge single strand wires.)
  5. Exit probe: Similar to an in-ground loop but with limitations. Restricted to a 12’ radius for detection of moving vehicles.

Safety Devices:

  1. Photocells: A non-contact safety device that consists of an infra-red beam that spans the opening. If the beam is broken, the gate will stop and reverse. These units are designed for exterior application and are mounted on the posts, or gate columns. They are generally placed approx. 22” above ground level, to be at vehicle bumper height, to protect vehicles, not pedestrians. NOTE: For safety reasons, a pedestrian gate for access is recommended.
  2. In-Ground Safety Loop: This loop is placed at the end of the gate travel, to protect vehicles that may be in the way of the gate closing.
  3. Contact Safety Edge/Miller Edge: Are used on sliding gate systems. The edge, when contacted, will stop and reverse the gate. This system is designed to protect vehicles, not pedestrians.

Additional Accessories:

  1. Garage Door Openers & RemotesSOS: Siren Operated System: This system is used to open the gate when approached by emergency vehicles, such as Fire Trucks, Ambulance and Police. The system recognizes a “yelp” siren and will open the gate to allow access. The system can be set to “open, time out and close”, can stay “open for 15 minutes and then close”, or “latch open, until reset”. To ensure drive-by sirens do not open your gate, the sensor’s sensitivity is adjustable.
  2. Warning/Traffic Lights: Lights can be installed on gate posts or pillars, or traffic lights on auxiliary posts. The lights indicate when it is safe to proceed through the opening. These will assist with traffic flow and provide for increased safety.
  3. Battery Back-Up Systems: It is included, or can be added, to most gate systems. The system is designed to provide access during a power failure, of a limited duration, based on battery life.
    NOTE: Like all battery back-up systems, battery replacement is required, after a certain amount of time.
  4. Solar Power: Not recommended, or reliable, in this area, unless perfect site conditions are present.
  5. 7- Day / 365- Day Timers: Gate is on a timer and will open/close at a preset time.
  6. Magnetic Lock / Electric Lock: Used to help secure oversized gate leaves.


Photo Gallery

GC 18 Telephone entry recessed into stone pillar
GC01  Telephone Entry Recessed into Stone Pillar
GC 17 Telephone entry surface mounted on stone wall
GC02 Telephone Entry Surface Mounted on Stone Wall
GC 16 - Steel or alumnum post for push button
GC03 Steel Post for Push Button – for Pedestrian Traffic
GC 14 - Steel or aluminum post with protective cap for digital entry
GC04 Steel or Aluminum Post with Protective Cap for Digital Entry
GC 13 Custom gooseneck stand showing gate layout
GC05 Custom Gooseneck Stand Showing Gate Layout
GC 11 Custom gooseneck to accomodate telephone entry and newspaper box
GC06 Custom Gooseneck to Accomodate Telephone Entry and Newspaper Box
GC 09 - Custom gooseneck to accomodate digital entry and intercom
GC07 Custom Gooseneck to Accomodate Digital Entry and Intercom
GC 08 Custom Gooseneck Stand
GC08 Custom Gooseneck Stand to House Telephone Entry System – Pad Mounted
GC 05 - Adjustable weld-on gate hinge
GC09 Adjustable Weld-On Gate Hinge
GC 04 Pillar with built in steel angles with photocell prep
GC10 Pillar with Built-In Steel Angles with Photocell
GC 02 Built in steel angles and recessed fiberglass control box
GC11 Built-In Steel Angles and Recessed Fiberglass Control Box
GM 11 Gates mounted on embedded 6x6 steel posts offset hinges
GM12 Outswing Gates Mounted on Embedded 6×6 Steel Post with Offset Hinges – Interior View
GM 10 Gates mounted on 6x6 steel posts with base plates showing footing detail and conduit into control box
GM13 Gates Mounted on 6×6 Steel Posts with Base Plates Showing Footing Detail and Conduit into Control Box
GM 06 - Close up of built-in angle and weld-on hinges
GM14 Close Up of Built-In Angle and Weld-On Hinges
GM 05 - Auxillary post for mounting gate used with existing pillar
GM15 Auxillary Post for Mounting Gate Used with Existing Pillar
GM 02 Pillar construction showing embedded steel angle and recessed control panel
GM16 Pillar Construction Showing Embedded Steel Angle and Recessed Control Panel
GM 01 - Footing detail showing two pillars tied together including conduit placement
GM17 Footing Detail Showing Two Pillars Tied Together including Conduit Placement
GC 49 - Saw Cut for Low Voltage Wiring
GC18 Saw Cut for Low Voltage Wiring
GC 48 Custom commercial steel box to house operator components for gated community
GC19 Custom Commercial Steel Box to House Operator Components for Gated Community
GC 47 - Fiberglass control box mounted on steel posts
GC20 Fiberglass Control Box Mounted on Steel Posts
GC 45 Remote mounted fiberglass control box embedded steel posts
GC21 Remote Mounted Fiberglass Control Box Embedded Steel Posts
GC 44 - Surface mounted fiberglass control box with exterior antenna and SOS
GC22 Surface Mounted Fiberglass Control Box with Exterior Antenna and SOS
GC 43 - Control panel for swing gate operator
GC23 Control Panel for Swing Gate Operator
GC 40 Surface mount Fiberglass control box
GC24 Surface Mount Fiberglass Control Box
GC 39 - Safety Miller Edges for Bi-parting sliding gate
GC25 Safety Miller Edges for Bi-Parting Sliding Gate
GC 37 - Traffic light for gated community
GC26 Traffic Light for Gated Community
GC 36 Special hinging to allow for upwards sloping driveway
GC27 Special Hinging to Allow for Upwards Sloping Driveway
GC 35 Special hinging to allow for upwards sloping driveway
GC28 Special Hinging to Allow for Upwards Sloping Driveway
GC 34 Sliding gate with top guide roller.
GC29 Sliding Gate with Top Guide Roller.
GC 32 - Cantilever Carriage assembly and concrete pad
GC30 Cantilever Carriage Assembly and Concrete Pad
GC 31 - Cantilever Carriage assembly and concrete pad
GC31 Cantilever Carriage Assembly and Concrete Pad
GC 30 Sliding gate with rack and pinion operator
GC32 Sliding Gate with Rack and Pinion Operator
GC 29 - Commercial slider with top guide roller and safety reversing edge
GC33 Commercial Slider with Top Guide Roller and Safety Reversing Edge
GC 27 Sliding gate with ground track and top guide roller
GC34 Sliding Gate with Ground Track and Top Guide Roller
GC 26 - Screw drive gate operator mounted on embedded steel angles
GC35 DoorKing Model 6002 Screw Drive Gate Operator Mounted on Embedded Steel Angles – Outswing Gate – Inside View
GC 24 In ground preformed exit loop laid in sand prior to pouring of asphalt driveway
GC36 In-Ground Preformed Exit Loop Laid in Sand Prior to Pouring of Asphalt Driveway
GC 23 In ground exit loop cut into asphalt
GC37 In-Ground Exit Loop Cut into Asphalt
GC 21 Cane bolts for swing gate with center stop.
GC38 Cane Bolts for Swing Gate with Center Stop
GC 20 Custom kiosk to house commercial telephone entry system
GC39 Custom Kiosk to House Commercial Telephone Entry System

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