Whether you’re looking to add a stylish pedestrian entrance to your property, add security or create privacy, a pedestrian gate can be a multi-functional, elegant and practical access solution in a number of situations.
Utilising swing gate functionality (single door or double swing door), Pedestrian Gates are highly versatile and can be constructed or clad in a variety of materials to add curb appeal to your home or building.
Benefits of a Pedestrian Gate
- A stylish design focus for your property entrance way.
- Can be manual, electronic or fully automated for hands free access (convenient for wheelchair access)
- Additional security – restrict foot access to your property from trespassers or unsolicited visitors.
- Multi functional: choose from no lock or lockable via key access, electronic latching, user pin, swipe card or intercom, making them an excellent addition to residential complexes.
- Discreetly hide certain utility areas and equipment, such as bin spaces, mechanical equipment, water tanks and sheds.
- Create privacy or partition areas to create defined spaces.
Our #1 most popular request for pedestrian gates is one with self-closing hinges and electronic latching. Access to a power supply is required for this and a conduit is needed from the latch side on the pier or gate post to the power supply and switch / intercom.
Another recently developed product for locking pedestrian gates is the digital mechanical latch. This latch has a pin code where when entered will unlock the latch. No power is required for this type of device.
Automated Pedestrian Gates
For full convenience and near hands free operation, pedestrian gates can also be fully automated to open and close without having to push or pull the gate.
Swing gates typically open inwards if the area inside the gate is level or sloping away. If you wish to automate inward swing pedestrian gates (pull to open) we require “solid” hinge posts, preferably 100 x 100 with a minimum of 120 mm between the inside edge of the post and any wall/fencing behind the gate inside the swing area. This will allow room for the actuator to pull the gate open to 90 degrees and not obstruct the driveway.
If the area inside the gate rises – that will not allow the gate to open – an outward swing gate will be your best solution. Outward swing gates (push to open) will not need the space required for inward swing gates, as the gate opener is positioned on the inside of the gate.
Please remember that “out swing” gates are not legal if they open onto or across the footpath, which you should allow for in your planning; You will need to set you gate position back inside your property to allow the full length of the gate leaf to open out and not obstruct the footpath.