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Barrier Gate Arms

Traffic & Barrier Gate Arms

From Electric Gate Arms to Crash-Rated Gate Arm Barriers, Sloan's certified technicians can safely install and maintain the best Gate Arm for your access control needs.

Sloan Security Group has been providing high-quality gate arm solutions for over 25 years. From design-build to the final installation, we are dedicated to delivering personalized solutions that meet your parking lot access control needs. Our highly-skilled maintenance team will ensure that your gate arms are operating properly 24/7.

High-Traffic Gate Arms

Specializing in High-Traffic Access Control

Electric Gate Arms

Electric Gate Arms

Electric Gate Arms are energy-efficient and easy to operate. Typically, they have a long service life of up to 10 million operating cycles, making it a perfect choice for use in heavy-traffic areas like parking lots and garages. Sloan offers industry-leading preventative maintenance as a value-added service.

  • Up to 33 ft wide opening

  • Low operation costs

  • Battery backup options

Electric Gate Arms

Folding Gate Arms

Folding Gate Arms are ideal for parking garages, tunnels, or other areas with low room heights. With adjustable opening and closing times, this arm barrier makes for the optimal solution where space is an issue. Sloan offers industry-leading design and engineering as a value-added service.

  • Up to 15 ft wide opening

  • Low operating costs

  • Opening times as fast as 2 seconds 

Folding Gate Arms
Folding Gate Arms
Lighted Gate Arms

Lighted Gate Arms

Lighted Gate Arms with LED light strips offer better visibility under poor weather conditions, at night, or in parking garages and tunnels. These types of arm barriers may be seen from a very long distance avoiding accidental crashes and reducing the need for unwanted repairs.

  • Alternating colors for stop (red) and go (green)

  • LED lighting on both sides of the barrier arm

  • Ideal for 24-hour facilities

Lighted Gate Arms

Crash-Rated Gate Arms

Crash-Rated Gate Arms are multi-purpose access control solutions that can be used to provide security and safety against vehicular threats while keeping pedestrians at a safe distance. 

  • K12/M30 rated options

  • Shallow mount available

  • Up to 22 ft wide opening

Crash-Rated Gate Arms
Crash-Rated Gate Arms

Access Control For Commercial, Stadiums, Airports, and More.

Sloan Security Group is an expert with access control products. We serve many commercial, government, parking garages, stadiums, airports, and more. We provide a full range of access control products including card readers, biometrics, door controllers, and license plate readers.

Gate Arm Installation, Maintenance & Repair

We help you take control of your gate arm installation project or repair with a dedicated team of gate arm experts. Our tried and true, SloanSecure™ process, delivers the optimal gate arm solution from design to installation all way through to routine maintenance. Sloan focuses on your own security and operational goals while integrating seamlessly with existing systems and adjacent buildings. 

Gate Arm FAQs

  • What is the most important aspect of the design and installation of Automated Gates?
    Safety! Sloan Security Group is committed to being on the leading edge of safety practices. We have ongoing training to keep our team safe and up to date on best safety practices.
  • How would you insure an Automatic Gate is safe?
    Insure the electric gate is designed and installed to meet industry safety standards UL 325 and ASTM F2200.
  • What is the fastest type of Automated Gate?
    Gate Arms for toll operations can open in less than as second. For gates with fencing included, there are some slide gates that can operate at 3 feet or more per second! Bi-folding gates are also very quick opening as they typically open bi-directionally.
  • What is the cheapest Automated Gate style?
    Swing gates are typically the cheapest gate style but they take up more area so they aren’t favored by many with limited space.
  • How many horsepower are typical Automated Gate operators?
    ½ HP and 1 HP are for most residential and commercial gate operators. There are applications for 2 and 3 HP gate operators for gates that are very large.
  • What is a UL rating?
    UL is Underwriter’s Laboratory, a global safety certification company that develops safety standards for hundreds of industries including automated gates.
  • What is UL 325?
    UL 325 is an industry safety standard developed by Underwriters Laboratory which covers gate operator safety. Improperly designed and installed gates have injured and killed many people so the industry has established safety standards for the way a gate must be designed and installed to prevent most serious accidents.
  • What is ASTM?
    ASTM International is the organization formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials. ASTM creates standards whereby industry is able to establish levels of quality and performance that is independent of particular companies.
  • What is ASTM F2200?
    ASTM F2200 is an established set of requirements for Automated Gates relating to the design of the gate itself. ASTM F2200 provides guidelines for the prevention of serious injury or death of pedestrians by that gate structure, wheels, barbed wire, razor wire etc.
  • Are the safety requirements for Automatic Gates the same for all types of facilities?
    No. The use of Automated Gates are categorized into 4 types of situations. Class 1 Residential Vehicular Operator (1-4 dwellings) , Class 2 Commercial/General Access/Multi-family Vehicle Gate Operator, Class 3 Industrial/Limited Access Vehicular Gate Operator (Factory/Loading dock), Class 4 Restricted Access Vehicular Gate Operator. Each of these types of facilities have different safety requirements.
  • What are the different types of Automated Gates?
    Swing Gates, Cantilever Slide Gates, Rolling Slide Gates, Bi-Folding Gates, Vertical Pivot Gates, Vertical Lift Gates.
  • What is the largest type of Automated Gate?
    Rolling Slide Gates are the largest and can close openings up to 200’ wide!

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With decades of experience and deep-rooted relationships in the Industry, Sloan Security Group continues to be the go-to source for all things perimeter security.

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