Automated Gates Overview

American Access Company is the Midwest’s largest automatic gate repair, gate opener repair and gate access system repair service. American Access Company, a division of American Fence Company, installs and repairs maintenance thousands of gate openers, gate operators and automated gate systems every year. Just as importantly, American Access Company provides maintenance on many of these gate openers on an annual basis, avoiding costly gate motor and operator repairs and break-downs.

Automated Gate System Installation

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

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

New 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 Linear, HySecurity, DoorKing, and LiftMaster Chamberlain. To stay sharp and current on the most recent technologies, we conduct annual training on new products, safety and installation on these major brands.

Gate Operator Repair

Twenty years ago, a gate operator was very simple and made of few parts. Repairs were simple with these older devices. Today’s gate operators are sophisticated pieces of machinery with multiple circuit boards, plug-in and standalone components, and integrated gate safety devices. Open one up and it will look more like a personal computer than a traditional gate operator.

Gate repair is one of the most important services we offer, and we are proud to have such a skilled crew that is more than capable of repairing even the oldest or most obscure electric gate system. To repair these gate operators, you will need a company that has factory trained technicians who understand not only the mechanics but the electronics as well. American Access Company’s technicians participate in manufacturer training on the latest equipment each year.

Gate Opener Service and Maintenance

Double drive swing driveway gate with keypad

To ensure the long, healthy life of your automatic gate, you need to perform maintenance on it at least once a year. For example, you will need to clean, grease and tension your gate’s chains. American Access Company provides a complete 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:

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

Gate Operator Replacement

Replacing a worn-out gate operator involves more than just swapping-out the unit. It involves upgrading the gate system and gate 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. We have been installing gate operators and automated gate devices for 50+ years.

American Fence Company of Iowa has installed access controls and gate operators on many commercial projects. Included in this is the new Toro warehouse in Des Moines, the Microsoft Data Center in West Des Moines, Cedar Falls Public Works, Dubuque Waste Water Treatment Facility, and Fed Ex Ground facilities in Grimes, Ottumwa, and Cleveland Ohio.