Covid-19 Update – We Are Open

Like so many businesses there was a brief period during lockdown that we were unable to operate. We Are Open As restrictions have now been eased, Parkthorn Gates is now open and operating fully. Safety In full compliance with social distancing guidance, we have measures in place to ensure that we can operate safely when onsite at your commercial or …

Car Park Control – Bollards & Barriers

Car Park Control Control of carpark access can be both important and lucrative for owners or those leasing premises with carparking space. Hotels and visitor attractions can also benefit from being able to prioritize access to parking space. Factories often have barriers or bollards to restrict traffic flow during working hours with the addition of an automatic gate for out …

Guide To Intercoms For Gates

A variety of types of intercom are available to suit different requirements and different budgets. Most can give integrated keypads as an option, with some being able to forward calls on to a second telephone should the first not be answered. Video Intercoms Video intercoms are available in black and white or colour. Browse through the following guide to understand …

What’s Involved?

Gate automation is basically a straightforward process but installing everything that is required takes both knowledge and experience to make it look good and function properly and reliably. There are 3 main options on the type of operator for swing gate automation, consisting of underground motors, articulated arm operators and worm or hydraulic drive arms. 230V models exist and are …

Automatic Gate Activation Explained

Automatic gates can be activated in a number of ways. Fob Type Remote The simplest activation, which usually comes as part of the installation is via fob type remote controls. These can be supplied with anything up to 4 channels allowing you to have one remote working 2 sets of gates and 2 garage doors or any other combination you …

Safety – Automated Gates

There is a great and confusing amount of legislation goes with automatic entrance ways. Most of this comes from British interpretation of the European Machinery Directive as well as things like the Electricity at Work Act. Parkthorn Gates have the ability and the training to undertake installations to meet the legislation. In the past we have found that we often …