Automatic Gates in Milton Keynes

automatic Gates Milton Keynes

Automatic Gates in Milton Keynes

Bespoke Automatic Gates from 1st Choice Security Systems

1st Choice started fitting automatic gates in Milton Keynes nearly two decades ago; they remain hugely popular for residential properties, commercial premises, apartments, schools and warehouses.

There are two reasons why our customers enquire about fitting bespoke automatic gates; first, they want peace of mind – automatic gates allow you control and visibility when it comes to regulating access to your property. Second, driveway gates for residential houses enhance both the look and the value of your property.


How Do Automatic Gates Work?

The major components used in the opening and closing of automatic gates are the motor, and the sensor. The motor opens or closes the gate once it receives a signal from a transmitter, usually located in a remote control such as a key fob. The sensor will detect any obstructions that may be in the path of the gate, and ensure, therefore, that gates open and close safely.

1st Choice Fit Secure Automatic Gates

The 1st Choice team always begin an installation with a site visit. Before starting the design process, we offer clients in Milton Keynes a free security audit. This helps us to determine the best positioning for automatic gates, whilst also allowing us to identify any security vulnerabilities on the premises. Our subsequent report may recommend additional security systems, such as CCTV, intruder alarm, or an access system.

Bespoke Gate Design

There is no such thing as a ‘standard’ driveway, which is why our automatic gates in Milton Keynes are bespoke. Your gates will be fitted to the exact dimensions of your driveway to ensure a snug and secure installation. Whilst secure gates are our priority, we don’t believe that this requires customers to compromise on the style or opening mechanism.

  • Swing Gates. This kind of mechanism requires a deep driveway to allow for the full arc of the gate. It also needs a flat surface in order to avoid the gate snagging. For more shallow driveways we can design a bi-fold swing gate that is hinged in the centre of each panel.
  • Sliding Gates. These travel laterally and require space at the side of the driveway to allow for them to retract. If the driveway is short on space, we can fit telescopic gates which use panels that elegantly fold in on themselves when they close.

A Range of Gate Materials

Most workplace automatic gates tend to be made of steel, as security is the main priority. Residential driveway gate design favours a broader range of materials in order to create a good-looking entrance to the property that integrates with the aesthetic style of the house exterior. We design driveway gates in a range of hard and soft woods, wrought iron patterning, and cool, contemporary aluminium. Your gates can be finished in whatever colour you choose.

“We have installed electric gates in Tattenhoe, Kingsmead, Loughton, Middleton and Oxley Park”


Why Choose 1st Choice Security Systems

Whether you’re looking for a new bespoke installation, or you want your existing security gates in Milton Keynes upgraded, we will give you advice informed by our experience of working across a range of different locations. Our twin priorities will be the safety and security of the property and people the gate is designed to protect, and a design that you will be proud to have as the gateway to your home or place of work.

1st Choice Security Systems knows how important it is to be able trust installers installing electric gates. All our engineers are DBS checked, SafeContractor approved, SSAIB approved, and we’re a DHF member. We work to the ISO2001-2015 standard. Should you need us in an emergency, we are available 24 hours.


Installing Automatic Gates in Milton Keynes FAQs

Is Planning Permission Required for Installing Automatic Gates?

It’s not easy to give a straightforward answer to this, as it depends on the age, location, and local planning regulations. 1st Choice engineers may be able to advise on this, but your local council is the best option for detailed guidance.

Is it Advisable to Include CCTV in Gate Installation?

1st Choice offers a free security audit as part of our initial site survey. This means we’re able to identify any existing security risks and suggest solutions. Often, we’ll include CCTV cameras when installing security gates as they are an excellent way to deter opportunist criminals. We may also recommend the use of a door entry system which allows you to identify unexpected visitors before giving them access to your property.

Can I Install Automatic Gates Without Using Professionals?

It is possible to install automatic gates if you are a confident DIYer. However, we strongly recommend professional installation. There are very few standard driveways, which means that automatic gate kits don’t tend to fit very well, which means they’re not offering proper protection to your property.

1st Choice automatic gates in Milton Keynes are tailor made to your driveway or premises.

Can I Create My Own Design for Electric Gates?

Yes, certainly. We can incorporate the name of your property, school or add your logo into the design of your gates. Alternatively, you can provide a complete design for us to work from.


Would you like to speak to someone from the 1st Choice team about installing automatic gates in Milton Keynes? Call us today on 0800 118 2414


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