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Protecting Your Property

Gate automation is an effective, secure and convenient addition to any facility, complex, building, site, property or premises looking to enhance their security and prevent unauthorised access.

At Essential Group, our specialist team have years of experience working on automation projects of all sizes, scope and scale across large commercial, residential and industrial properties. With a comprehensive service from consultation to completion, our gate automation experts work closely with you throughout, to deliver superior results that meet your exact requirements.

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When you own a property, a lot of thought tends to go into securing the building itself with measures put in place such as CCTV, intruder alarms and access control, all designed to detect, alert and protect the building from unwanted visitors. However, the surrounding land, car park, site, grounds or area is also vulnerable without the proper measures in place to prevent trespassers from accessing or intruding on your premises.

Our gate automation systems are an effective, reliable and convenient way to secure the main entry point to your property whilst allowing vehicles and pedestrians who are approved, quick and easy access as and when they need it. Our skilled experts are the very best at creating robust, attractive, high quality gate automation solutions that deliver the very best results for your property.

One of the great things about our gate automation services is that all of the gates we install can be seamlessly integrated with other external security measures such as CCTV, intruder alarms, access control and ANPR to create an all-round robust system that protects your property.

Our Automatic Gates

At Essential Group, we provide a completely bespoke service, taking care of everything from design to installation with electric gates and railings manufactured to order, so they are completely tailored to suit your specific needs.

When we assess and inspect the proposed entryway, we will talk through your requirements and explain the various gate options available, and which will be best suited to the particular demands of your site.

Swing Gates

This style of automatic gate opens and shuts just like a traditional door and can be used for a variety of spaces, as well as being available in a number of different styles, colours and materials. Some of the advantages of swing gates is that they do not require much vertical or horizontal space, they are very low maintenance and tend to be very cost effective.

Sliding Gates

Sliding automatic gates have wheels or rails at the bottom which run along the ground mounted track to horizontally slide open and shut. When opening they take up much less space than swing gates and work particularly well for small or awkward entryways where there is a need to maximise the space available for vehicles.

Cantilever Gates

Similar to a sliding gate, automatic cantilever gates use wheels on the fence section instead of beneath the gate so that it ‘hangs’ which means it is not touching the ground. These tend to be very robust and reliable and are particularly useful for gates in areas where gate rollers or tracks might not be possible due to issues such as an uneven surface.

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Gate Automation Experts

At Essential Group, we provide our customers with superior automatic gate systems and create installations that are convenient, aesthetically pleasing and of the highest quality. With years of experience delivering unrivalled automatic gate solutions for industrial, commercial and residential properties of all types and sizes, there is nothing that our skilled team can’t handle.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our automatic gate systems, then please do not hesitate to get in touch and one of our friendly advisors will be happy to help.


What automatic gate options are there?

There are 3 main gate automation options that we provide – swing gates, sliding gates and cantilever gates. The most suitable type will be determined by your requirements, the size and layout of the entranceway and the demands of the site which are all assessed during our initial visit. From this we will be able to discuss the different choices with you to come up with a bespoke plan and the right gate system to fulfil your specific needs.

  • Swing Gates

These open and shut like a traditional door and are a low maintenance, cost effective option that does not require much vertical or horizontal space.

  • Sliding Gates

This style runs along rails or wheels on a track, allowing them to slide open and shut which takes up less space than swing gates and works well for entranceways that are small or awkwardly shaped.

  • Cantilever Gates

Similar to sliding gates, these use wheels on the upper fence section rather than below meaning that it ‘hangs’ rather than running along the ground which is ideal for areas with uneven surfaces where tracks aren’t an option.

Can you install them for domestic and commercial projects?

Automatic gates are a great addition to any domestic property or commercial premises.


  • Adds a real wow factor to your driveway or entrance to your property
  • Boosts security and safety by allowing homeowners to control the entrance and exit
  • Creates a secure boundary for children and pets
  • Increases the value of the home
  • Extremely convenient as you don’t have to get out the car to open a gate
  • Helps to keep unauthorised vehicles out


  • Provides greater security for your staff and property
  • Ensures more privacy
  • Makes a positive first impression for visitors
  • Prevents trespassers from accessing the carpark and surrounding areas of the building
  • Cost effective solution that can reduce the need for guards or outer security
  • Automation is convenient and saves time by granting access without the need for manually opening and closing gates
  • Heightens security as gates can’t be left open due to human error

Why choose Essentials Group?

At Essential Group we provide a completely bespoke gate automation service that provides reliable, secure and cost-effective solutions for your property.

Whether it’s for a commercial, residential, industrial or public body premises, our specialist team have years of experience working on projects of all different types, size and complexity. From consultation and design through to installation and maintenance our experts take care of everything for a comprehensive, high-quality service that delivers unrivalled results.

Our superior gate automation services ensure that not only do customers receive a robust, convenient and affordable system but that it is as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional, complementing the design and style of the property and the surrounding space.

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