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Automatic Gate Solutions in Melbourne

Our Introduction

Automatic Gate System for Homes and Businesses

Utilizing premium materials and cutting-edge technology, our skilled installers ensure that our automatic gates solutions provide enhanced security and convenience and elevate the aesthetic appeal and value of your property. We offer a range of gate automation solutions tailored to residential properties. Our services include

Custom gate design

We work with you to create a unique design that complements your property’s aesthetic and meets your security needs.

Gate installation

Our skilled technicians ensure proper installation for smooth operation and optimal security.

Maintenance and repairs

We provide ongoing maintenance and repair services to keep your automated gate functioning reliably and efficiently.

Access control systems

We offer various access control options, such as keypads and card readers, to suit your preferences and enhance security.

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What We Offer

Styles of Gates to Choose From

Our Gate Solutions

Sliding Gates and Automation

Sliding gates are a type of gate designed to open and close horizontally by sliding along a track. Sliding gates are a practical and space-efficient solution for securing driveways and entrances.

The setup is quite simple: 2 wheels for the gate, a guide system, and end stops. If there is room for the gate to retract (minimum gate opening + 200mm), this is the most popular and cost-effective all-round choice.

These gates are widely used in various residential, commercial, and industrial settings due to their design versatility, automation compatibility, and high-security features.

Sliding Gates and Automation

Pros of Sliding Gates:

  1. Space Efficiency: Sliding gates are suitable for properties with limited space, as they open horizontally along a track without the need for clearance space for swinging.

  2. Security: Sliding gates, particularly when automated, provide a robust security barrier due to their sturdy construction and the difficulty of tampering.

  3. Automation Compatibility: Easily automated, allowing for convenient remote control or keypad access, ideal for properties with frequent vehicle or pedestrian traffic.

  4. Durability: Depending on the material (commonly metal like steel or aluminum), sliding gates can be durable and resistant to weather conditions, ensuring a long lifespan.

  5. Easy Operation: Automated sliding gates are easy to operate, requiring minimal physical effort for opening and closing, providing convenience for high-traffic areas.

Cons of Sliding Gates:

  1. Cost: Sliding gates, especially when automated, can have a higher upfront cost compared to other gate types, including the gate, track system, and automation components.

  2. Noise: The sliding mechanism can produce noise during operation, which might be a consideration for properties where noise levels are a concern.

  3. Space for Retraction: Adequate space must be available for the gate to retract fully, typically requiring additional room beyond the gate’s actual width.

  4. Unsuitable for Bumpy Ground: Sliding gates may not be suitable for areas with uneven or bumpy ground due to the need for a smooth sliding surface.

  5. Impact of Ground Movement: Even a slight amount of ground movement can affect the alignment of rack and pinion systems (Chain systems can be employed to mitigate alignment issues caused by ground fluctuations)

Our Gate Solutions

Telescopic Sliding Gates

Telescopic sliding gates are a type of gate that slides sideways, but instead of having one or two leaves, they have two or more leaves that telescope into each other when the gate is open. This means that they require less space to open and close than traditional sliding gates, making them ideal for use in areas with limited space.

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Pros of Telescopic Sliding Gates:

  1. Space-saving: Telescopic sliding gates require less space to open and close than traditional sliding gates, making them ideal for use in areas with limited space.

  2.  Easy to operate: Telescopic sliding gates can be automated or manually operated, but both are generally easy to use.

  3. Secure: Telescopic sliding gates provide a high level of security for your property.

  4. Fast opening time: Telescopic sliding gates have a very fast opening time, almost twice as fast as a self-supporting gate of the same length.

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Cons of Telescopic Sliding Gates:

  1. Floor Track Requirement: Telescopic gates necessitate a floor track across the driveway. For standard double telescopic gates, two rows are required, and for triple telescopic gates, three rows are needed.

  2. More expensive: Telescopic sliding gates are typically more expensive than traditional sliding gates. The cost increases further with triple telescopic configurations.

  3. Maintenance: Regular maintenance is necessary for telescopic systems to ensure smooth operation and longevity.

Our Gate Solutions

Swing Gates

Swing gates are a type of gate system that operates by swinging open or closed on hinges, similar to a door. These gates are hinged on one side and swing either inward or outward. They are the most common type of gate used in residential and commercial applications. Swing gates can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, and PVC. They can also be customized to match the style of your property.

Swing gates can be either single or double leaf. Single leaf swing gates are typically used for smaller openings, such as pedestrian gates. Double leaf swing gates are typically used for larger openings, such as driveway gates.

Swing gates can be operated manually or automatically. Automatic swing gates are opened and closed using a motor, which is controlled by a remote control or keypad.

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Pros of Swing Gates:

  1. Simple to design and install.

  2. Swing gates are typically less expensive than other types of gates, such as sliding gates and cantilever gates.

  3. Durable and low-maintenance.

  4. Available in a wide variety of materials and styles.

  5. Easy to operate manually or automatical.

  6. Swing gates can be opened from either side, which is convenient for pedestrians and vehicles.

Cons of Swing Gates:

  1. Require more space to open and close than other types of gates, such as sliding gates.

  2. Can be difficult to open and close in high winds or snow.

  3. Can be a safety hazard for children and pets, as they can be easily slammed shut.

Our Gate Solutions

Bi-fold Swing Gates

Bi-fold swing gates, also known as bi-folding swing gates, are a type of gate system that incorporates a folding mechanism, allowing the gate to open and close in a concertina-like fashion. Unlike traditional swing gates that pivot on a single hinge, bi-fold swing gates are divided into two sections, each hinged in the middle. This design allows the gate to fold and stack upon itself, requiring less lateral space during operation.

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Pros of Bi-fold Swing Gates:

  1. Relatively secure (Not as secure as standard swing)
  2. No need for retraction space either side of the gates
  3. If pillars are already in place – no need to install anything other than the gates and hinges
  4. Ground movement will affect alignment (via posts) though more tolerance than sliding
  5. No footing required across driveway
  6. Maximise usable driveway space with bifold opening
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Cons of Bi-fold Swing Gates:

  1. Cost. Bifold system is expensive
  2. Centre stop is strongly recommended
  3. Solid posts are required
  4. Wind – Not the ideal choice as they get bigger, and cladding catches the wind
  5. The bigger the gate, the slower the motor will be setup to ensure smooth operation
  6. Cable is required for double gates on the far side
  7. Gates take up more driveway width when open.
  8. Extra stress is put on the motors, hinges and posts.
  9. Technical – Extra fabrication, hardware and installation time
  10. Aesthetics – Extra hinges and hinge gaps are visible from the front with this approach
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Privacy Side Gate

A side gate typically refers to a door or entrance on the side of a property, usually leading to the backyard, garden, or other external areas. It is separate from the main entrance and is often used for convenient access to the side or rear portions of a property. Side gates can come in various styles and materials, serving both functional and aesthetic purposes.

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All in One Contractor

Residential Driveway Gates and Automation Melbourne

We work with homeowners and business owners across Melbourne to enhance the aesthetics and security of their homes and their businesses with expertly installed Automatic Gates and Access Controls.

Whether you’re considering automating existing driveway gates or starting a new project, Pentagon can meet all your gate automation requirements. With years of experience, we supply and install a wide range of driveway gates, automatic gates, remote gates, and aluminum driveway gates, side gates, etc,.. all at highly competitive prices.

Our professional and qualified staff can seamlessly install automatic gates, electric gates, sliding gates, swing gates, cantilever gates, security gates, pedestrian gates, farm gates, DIY gates, telescopic gates, gate hardware, and any other system designed to open or move.

Rest assured, our hardware and control components are of the highest quality, ensuring long-term cost savings and relief from frequent service visits.

What We Offer

Materials We Provide for Gates

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Aluminum and Steel

Aluminum is a lightweight and durable metal. Aluminum gates offer a combination of aesthetic appeal, low maintenance requirements, and resistance to corrosion.

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Timber

Timber gates are a popular choice for those who appreciate the natural beauty of wood and want a gate that can be customized to suit their preferences.

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Colorbond

Colorbond gates are gates made from Colorbond steel, a popular and durable building material known for its strength, corrosion resistance, and vibrant color options.

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PVC

PVC gates are gates made from polyvinyl chloride, a versatile and durable synthetic material. It is known for being lightweight yet strong, suitable for gate construction.

Our Projects

Our Complete Automatic Gate Projects in Melbourne

At Pentagon Fencing & Gates, we offer a free custom design service. If you can’t find the right design in our collection, just share your image, and our expert team will do our best to make it for you!

Speak to a Our Gate Expert!

When you have questions or are looking for information to get started on your fence project, our team is glad to help! Simply reach out by phone or our online form, and get the answers you need!

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GATE AUTOMATION AND ACCESS CONTROL

FAQs

Gate automation refers to the process of integrating motorized mechanisms and control systems into gates to enable automatic opening and closing. It eliminates the need for manual operation, providing convenience and enhanced security.

Gate automation in Pentagon Fencing & Gates offers numerous benefits, including increased convenience, improved security, enhanced property value, and reduced risk of unauthorized access. It also adds a touch of sophistication and modernity to your property.

In many cases, existing gates can be retrofitted with automation systems. However, it depends on the type, condition, and compatibility of the gate. Our gate experts can assess your gate and recommend the best automation solution for your specific requirements.

There are various access control options available for automated gates, such as keypads, remote controls, intercom systems, card readers, biometric scanners, and smartphone apps. These options can be customized to suit your preferences and security needs.

Yes, with modern automation systems, you can control your gate remotely. Through mobile apps or dedicated devices, you can open or close your gate from anywhere, providing added convenience and flexibility.

Yes, automated gates are designed with safety in mind. They feature safety sensors and obstruction detection mechanisms to prevent accidents or injuries. Additionally, our Central Texas gate installation experts ensure that all safety standards and regulations are followed to provide a secure and reliable system.

Choosing the right automation system depends on factors such as the gate type, size, weight, usage frequency, and desired features. Our team of experts will assess your specific requirements and guide you in selecting the most suitable automation system that aligns with your needs and budget.