Automatic Driveway Gates

Aaron Ornamental Iron has been providing the Dallas-Forth Worth area with ornamental iron driveway gates for more than 20 years. There is an art to installing driveway gates and we have perfected it. All of our driveway gates are made to custom fit your driveway. It doesn’t matter if you need a swinging drive gate, a sliding drive gate (slide gate), or a sloped bottom drive gate, we can handle your requests.

  • Our standard gates are made from 2″ framing with 1/2″ pickets and 4″ heavy wall posts.
  • Standard upgrades to drive gates include: arched tops, double rails, kick plates, scroll crest, circle stars, circles, 3/4″ picket upgrades and framing material upgrades.
     

We not only fabricate and install driveway gates, but we are also schooled in and install the latest in automation technology. We have selected brands that we have found to give the most amount of dependable performance. These gate operators include, but are not limited to:

  • Apollo 1550 and 1650
  • Elite Slide and Swing Operators
     

Our staff is well versed in the latest automatic gate technology and we frequently take continuing education seminars to stay ahead of our competition. Our estimators take pride in assessing the needs of every automatic gate call we get whether small or large. Various add-ons would include but are not limited to:
 

Infrared Eyes:
This senses an obstruction and is an excellent safety feature for the young family with small children.

Exit Loops or Wands:
A loop is cut across the drive and wands are buried on the sides of a drive. Both sense the approach of a vehicle and trigger the automatic gate to open so that someone can leave. These are perfect for someone with a long drive too far for a transmitter signal to reach to allow guests to leave. It also adds convenience for the homeowner as well.

Safety Loops:
This is the follow through safety at apartment complexes. It triggers the automatic gate to reopen if it senses another car trying to follow through the gate. These features help keep lawsuits to a minimum.

Shadow Loops:
This stops the automatic gate from closing if it senses something between the gateposts – such as a long bed trailer. This is a great feature if the automatic gate is close to a main road, but is not needed if you have an infrared eye installed.

Knox Boxes – K2 Switches – Strobe Sensors:
These are required for commercial and neighborhood automatic gates. These allow fire departments entrance in case of an emergency.

Timers:
Allow automatic gates to open at a scheduled time and close at a scheduled time without the assistance of transmitter or other devices. This is great for places of business.

Automatic Gate Entry Systems:
These systems have a range of bells and whistles. We have entry systems that:

  •     Search for a particular name
  •     Cell phone gate access
  •     Camera surveillance in black & white or color
  •     Works as a toll tag system
  •     Full computer access
  •     Logs entry/exit times for security purposes
     

Automatic Gate Operators are as important – if not more important – than the construction of the gate itself. We can install your choice of electric or solar powered automatic gate operators. The selection of these would depend on the weight of your gate and the location of where it’s going.

It is important to note that solar powered gates require at least 5 hours of direct sunlight a day to maintain the battery charge.

So, as eco-friendly as we try to be, sometimes it is not the best solution for the application.

Here is a list of some of the automatic gate operators we install:

Swing Gate Operators Weight Capacity Maximum Gate Width Solar Compatible Factory Warranty  
           
Apollo 1550 600 lbs 16 ft yes 2 year  
Apollo 1650 600 lbs x2 16 ft yes 2 year  
Elite Robo 400 lbs 16 ft no 3 year  
Elite CSW 200 1/2 HP 800 lbs 18 ft no 7 year  
Elite CSW 200 1 HP 1000 lbs 18 ft no 7 year