With a host of driveway gate openers on the market,  residential and commercial customers need to know which ones stand out from the rest. Jay360 helps customers choose the top brands and install them. Jay360 has experience working with many top brands like LiftMaster and Nice contact us here to find out how we can help you install your next automated driveway gate.

best and rest for automated driveway gatesThe Best Brands and the Rest

Whether planning for residential or commercial applications, knowing the top brands can help you make an informed decision on your driveway opener. With many products on the market offering different strengths and weaknesses, it is often difficult to determine the best brand without an expert advisor. Starting with best and leading into honourable mentions, this guide helps bring you up to speed on the many types of driveway gate openers.

 

Top Brands

At the top of the list are the ones who stand out and deliver noteworthy performance, but with all things, there are pros and cons. The differences between them can be razor thin, which is why working with a qualified installer can help you sort out which is truly right for you. Here are the top brands which offer products for both commercial and residential use.

 

LiftMaster – Slide Gates

LiftMasterVerdict: Integrated home offerings that can be tailored to your specific needs

The LiftMaster provides unparalleled home integration and connectivity for your gate security needs, offering text messages and automated controls. This operator is built tough for heavy usage and can withstand gruelling climates, which is a must for Ontarians. LiftMaster offers consumers an uncompromising experience regardless of residential or commercial use.

Sources:
http://reviews.liftmaster.com/7002/1588/reviews.htm
http://reviews.liftmaster.com/7002/SL595/reviews.htm

 

USAutomatic Sentry – Swing Gates

USAutomatic SentryVerdict: Commercial grade operator that thrives on solar energy and is ideal for DIY-ers

What is exciting about this product is its ability to run for weeks without solar charging. One reviewer also noted that the gate operator could be up in running in an hour. The Sentry has also garnered significant acclaim in Amazon reviews with praise for the components and their fine construction. This product clearly stands out from the rest for commercial uses. While the Sentry is one of the most expensive products available, its performance has been noted to be well worth the cost.

Sources:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002YBG2U0/?tag=garageopen9-20
http://garagedooropenersystem.net/electric-gate-opener-reviews/
http://gateopenersreviews.com/

 

Honourable Mentions

Though these brands offer competitive products they don’t seem to stand up to the litmus test. Here we note some known brands with their potential shortcomings from various online reviews or first-hand experience with the product.

 

Nice – Swinging Gate

Nice driveway gate logoVerdict: Provides durability and economy from intensive use, suffers from limited reviews

It’s a surprise that the Nice product line hasn’t generated much buzz. This brand offers the quiet operation of a swing gate which is always an advantage over sliding gates. The Toona 7 was designed for intense use and has a durable housing that is great for challenging climates. The Nice Toona was added as an honourable mention based on the first-hand experience of the Jay360 team.

 

Mighty Mule -Sliding Gate

Mighty mule logoVerdict: Strong on functionality, but weak in harsh weather

This brand often touts impressive reviews for its use of the latest solar technology and ease of installation. Yet its products continue to suffer from operational deficiencies in harsh environments or extended periods of poor weather. The summary of Mighty Mule is based on the Mighty Mule Ezgo Solar and FM500 product reviews.

Sources:
http://www.gateopenersreview.com/review-mighty-mule-ezgo-solar/
https://www.amazon.ca/Mighty-Mule-Automatic-Opener-FM500/dp/B0007PANGO

 

Aleko – Sliding Gate

Aleko logoVerdict:Great on budget, but suffers from reliability issues

Heralded as a functionality-rich and easy to deploy product, the Aleko line offers consumers features like 90-second max running time for safety considerations. Their products have been noted to suffer from reliability issues and problems with customer support. Consumers have a sobering warning to those who err strictly on cost-effectiveness when making a purchase decision.

Sources:
http://www.gateopenersreview.com/aleko-ar1550-review/
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Z8JBFS/?tag=garageopen9-20

 

JAY360 Offers Integrated Driveway Gate Installation and Automation Expertise

jay-360A great house isn’t just made from great blocks, but also requires a builder with expertise.  Jay360. has the expertise to help you not only determine the right gate operator but guide you each step of the way from box to finish. Jay360 can help you minimize wear and tear on your automated gate and manage the safety of vehicles and guests. You can rely on the knowledge and experience of Jay360 to provide you with the best gating solutions. We will recommend only the products that meet your specific needs and budget.

Call on Jay360 to help you to choose and install the ideal wrought iron gate to suit you and your needs, all at the very best value. Jay360 is a trusted service provider in property security in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

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