Automated Gates Overview

American Access Company in Grand Island is the largest automated gate, gate opener and gate system repair servicer in the Midwest, every year installing and repairing thousands of gate openers, gate operators and automated gate systems. Equally as important is that American Access Company provides maintenance on many gate openers annually, which helps our clients avoid costly gate motor and operator repairs, not to mention break-downs and the expenses that come with fixing those.

New Automatic Gate Operator Installation

American Access Company installs over 500 new gate operators, gate access control systems and gate operators each year for residential, commercial and high security customers. With our team of gate access control technicians, we provide complete turnkey installations.

American Access Company is a master distributor for our nation’s leading gate operators, including HySecurity, LiftMaster, Doorking and Linear. All American Access Company technicians conduct annual training on new products, safety and installation in order to stay sharp and current on the most recent technology.

Residential estate gate, double drive with swing gate openers

Automatic Gate System Installation

Modern gate operators are limited in their ability to function on their own. You will require no less than five different gate entry control devices for your automatic gate system. A combination of the following products is needed for a complete automated gate system:

  • Photoelectric through beams
  • Contact edges
  • Proximity readers
  • Ground loops and wands
  • Keypads
  • Photoeyes
  • Card readers

Automatic Gate Operator Repair

Only a few decades ago, a gate operator was very simple and made of only a few components.  Repairs were simple with these older devices. Modern gate operators are complicated pieces of machinery with integrated gate safety devices, plug-in and standalone components and multiple circuit boards. Today’s gate operators look more like a personal computer on the inside than a traditional gate opener.

Automatic Gate Operator Replacement

Custom double swing automated gate with C emblem

Replacing a worn-out gate operator involves more than just switching out the operator. It involves upgrading the whole gate system and safety devices to be compliant with the new gate operator. Today’s gate operators require integrated safety devices be in-play before beginning operation. American Access Company’s professional staff are knowledgeable not only on today’s technology but on older units as well. For over 50 years, we have been installing automated gate openers and devices.

Automatic Gate Operator Service and Maintenance

To ensure the long, healthy life of your automatic gate, you need to perform maintenance on it at least once a year. One of the few things that should be done is the gate chain should be cleaned, tensioned and greased. American Access Company provides a complete maintenance and service program through our service agreement or whenever you call. We will conduct an annual compliance check for proper maintenance and safety. Common features we inspect and adjust during these appointments include:

  • Chain rollers
  • Chains
  • Trucks
  • Guides
  • Trucks
  • All moving components

American Fence Company of Kearney and Grand Island will turnkey your access control and gate entry systems to assure a smooth installation. We have completed automated gate system installations in all these Nebraska communities that include Alliance, O’Neill, Valentine, Ogallala, Chadron, McCook, North Platte, Sidney, Scottsbluff, Holdrege, York, Broken Bow, Aurora, Hastings, Kearney, and Grand Island.