Frequently Asked Electric Gate Questions

Our team of electric gate automation experts is always on hand to provide professional advice on all electric gate topics. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we've answered for you.

How much do electric gates cost?

An electric gate kit cost can vary depending on the requirements & style of your gate. For example, swing electric gates are often different from sliding gates as there are more moving parts such as hardware and safety devices.
Our electric gate kit quotes are split up into 4 parts:

  • Electric gate kit
  • Gate hardware
  • Electric gate safety
  • Accessories such as Intercoms & Access devices

But for an accurate cost of an electric gate kit to suit your gates you can speak to our experts or follow the links at the bottom of the page or follow the links below:

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What is the best electric gate system?

The very best electric gate kits on the market today are those that have digital brushless motors.
Brushless automation industry-leading technology that differs from traditional motors in countless ways. Firstly, you will find no heat generation, no wearing, minimal noise, virtually no friction, and far lower power consumption than the regular 230v motors you can find from our competitors.
As the digital motor is its own encoder, it measures up to 4095 pieces of information every rotation meaning the motor knows exactly where it is. In short, this means that true obstacle detection is achieved. Responding to the slighted of obstructions, meaning they are the safest electric gate motor on the market.
Like the sound of brushless automation? All of The Electric Gate Shop’s quotations include prices for digital brushless electric gate kits standard.

Can you make existing gates Electric?

Yes, The Electric Gate Shop specialises in building bespoke quotations to retro fit onto existing gates.
The best method for this is to use our easy quote form below or use our photo uploader & send us a photo of your gate. Our electric gate experts will then send you a complete electric gate kit quotation to your exact gate specifications.

How much are remote control gates?

There are thousands of electric gate remotes on the marketing ranging from 26.995Mhz to 868Mhz fixed & rolling code, the most popular being 433mhz electric gate remotes. Generally, depending on the model number the average cost is around £25.
Use our Remote Finder to find yours.

Can electric gates be opened manually?

 Yes, every electric gate kit that we supply comes with manual release mechanisms as standard. We also supply battery backup kits to open the gate in the event of a power cut.

Can electric gates be forced open?

The short answer is yes, however, we always recommend a lock and battery backup to ensure the gates remain locked and any movement on the gates is protected by the lock and doesn’t strain the motors.
A substantial lock such as our Electric Gate Lock Kit can prevent gates from being forced open as it secures them in the middle and at the bottom. The sophisticated design also locks the first gate in by the second gate.

Do electric gates add value to a property?

After recent research, the estimated average value added to a property after installing electric gates is around 4%-5%. This is due to that electric gates re-assure buyers that the property is safe and private.

Can my electric gates be powered with solar power?

Yes, we have developed a market-leading range of solar kits for 12v, 24v & 36v systems. Our brushless electric gate kits are the only motor to use for seamless solar-powered automation. We also have a range of solar chargers to ensure you can continue using your solar powered gate all year round.