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Two Surprising Benefits of Commercial Gate Automation

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Here are a couple of surprising perks of commercial gate automation.

Automated commercial gates require less cleaning and paint touch-ups

Manual commercial gates require a lot of cleaning and paint touch-ups; this is largely due to the fact that, during the eight hours that a typical, busy commercial property is occupied, its gates are often opened and closed by dozens of its clients, delivery drivers and employees. This constant pawing of a manual commercial gate's components can not only result in requiring a good scrub every week but can also result in the paint on these components peeling off.

Getting cleaners and painters to do these jobs so regularly can be costly. Conversely, because the only object that needs to be touched to make an automated commercial gate move is a button, these gates don't need to be washed half as much as manual ones, and their paint can be touched up a lot less frequently, too. As such, after a commercial property owner has paid for the materials and the fence contractor's fee that come with the automation set-up process, they could, over time, notice quite a reduction in their maintenance expenditure.

Automated commercial gates can make visiting business premises easier for its less able-bodied clients

If a fence contractor automates a commercial property's gates, this could make visiting that property slightly easier for any clients who aren't fully able-bodied. For example, a wheelchair user could find opening a heavy and tall set of manual commercial gates very difficult, as the gate's lever might be out of their reach, and they might find pulling or pushing it open quite hard.  The replacement of gates like this with ones that wheelchair users could control with a button would mean that they wouldn't have to deal with the frustrating aforementioned scenario whenever they needed to go to those premises.

The automation of the gates could also help partially-sighted people, as they wouldn't have to work out how to unlock the gate without being able to see its handle's components clearly. Instead, they could use a button (ideally, a button whose colour, position and size would allow partially-sighted people to locate it quite easily). As such, if a business owner would like to make people with these conditions feel welcome and ensure that they don't have to put more effort into visiting the premises than their other clients do, then automating their gates would be a considerate decision.