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Automatic Gates in Derbyshire and Nottingham

At AKSA Security we specialise in enhancing the security and elegance of your property through our top of the range automatic gates. Based in the heart of Derbyshire, we pride ourselves on offering bespoke solutions to the installation, repair and maintenance of these sophisticated systems. Our commitment to excellence ensures that each gate is not just a barrier, but a seamless extension to your home or business.

Automatic gates have revolutionised property access, combining convenience with high security. Our range includes a variety of designs, from contemporary to classic, ensuring there’s a perfect match for any architectural style. These gates don’t just add to the aesthetic appeal of your property, they also enhance your privacy and security, making them an essential feature of modern living.
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The Benefits of Installing an Automatic Gate

Enhanced Security

Automatic gates act as a strong physical barrier to deter potential intruders. Their sturdy construction and integrated security features, such as CCTV and intercom systems, greatly enhance your home’s defence against unwanted access.

Increased Property Value

An elegantly designed automatic gate can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property, making it more attractive to potential buyers. This investment often translates into a higher resale value.


These gates can be operated by remote control or smartphone app, eliminating the need to open and close them manually. This feature is particularly useful in adverse weather conditions or when returning home late at night.


Automatic gates limit the visibility of your property, offering you and your family a private sanctuary away from the public eye. This is particularly valuable in areas with heavy foot or vehicle traffic.


For homes with children or pets, these gates act as a safety measure, preventing them from wandering into potentially dangerous areas such as busy roads, while also keeping out unwanted intruders.

Cost effective

Despite the initial installation cost, the durability and low maintenance requirements of automatic gates make them a cost-effective solution in the long run. They require minimal maintenance compared to traditional gates.


The wide range of designs and materials available allows you to choose a door that complements the architecture of your home and reflects your taste. This customisation extends to the type of opening mechanism, finish and additional security features.

Insurance benefits

Some insurance companies recognise the added security of automatic gates and may offer lower premiums as a result. This is because the increased security reduces the likelihood of theft and vandalism.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Automatic Gates

The basics of automated gates

A harmonious blend of technology and design, automated gates provide a secure and convenient solution for controlling access to your property. These gates come in a variety of styles to suit different needs and preferences. Swing gates, with their classic opening mechanism, are well suited to properties with ample driveway space. Sliding gates, on the other hand, are ideal for locations with limited space or sloping terrain, offering a practical yet stylish option. Each type of gate can be customised to suit the specific layout and aesthetics of your property, providing a seamless integration of security, functionality and design.

Types of Automatic Gates

Swing Gates

Suitable for properties with ample driveway space, swing gates offer a classic, elegant appearance. They can be single or double-leafed and are perfect for creating a stately and welcoming entrance. Operated by a simple swinging mechanism, similar to traditional doors, they are a reliable and aesthetically pleasing choice.

Sliding gates

Ideal for properties with limited space or sloping terrain, sliding gates are practical and stylish. They operate by sliding on a track parallel to the fence or wall, making them a space efficient solution. These gates are also ideal for larger openings and offer a high level of security.

Bi-folding gates

These gates are an excellent choice for areas where quick opening and closing is required and space is limited. Bi-folding gates fold in a concertina style and take up significantly less space than traditional swing gates. They are highly adaptable, can be efficiently automated and are suitable for both residential and commercial properties.

Materials and design

The choice of materials has a significant impact on both the aesthetics and durability of your automatic door. Options range from robust metals such as wrought iron or steel, renowned for their strength and durability, to classic woods such as oak or cedar, which offer a warm, natural appeal. The design of your gate can be tailored to match the architectural style of your property, whether you prefer something sleek and modern or ornate and traditional. Customisation options include different finishes, colours and decorative elements such as scrolls or patterns, allowing you to create a gate that not only secures your property, but also complements and enhances its overall appearance.
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Automation and Safety features

Modern advances in technology have greatly increased the sophistication and user-friendliness of gate automation. Today’s automated gates incorporate a range of safety features to ensure they are safe for all users. These include obstacle detection sensors that prevent the gates from closing if an object or person is detected in their path, reducing the risk of accidents. In addition, emergency release mechanisms are installed to allow manual operation of the gates in the event of a power failure or emergency, ensuring that users can always enter or exit the premises safely. These technological integrations make automatic gates not only convenient, but also a safe choice for any property.

Professional automatic gate installation – Essential for optimum performance

Professional installation of automatic doors is not just a recommendation, it’s a necessity to ensure optimum performance and longevity. This process involves several critical steps that require expertise and precision. Firstly, a thorough site assessment is carried out to determine the most appropriate gate type and design, taking into account factors such as the layout of the site, terrain and specific security requirements.

The installation process itself involves a mixture of mechanical and electrical work. Professionals skilled in both areas are essential for a successful installation. They will ensure that the gate is perfectly aligned, which is essential for smooth operation and minimised wear and tear. Any misalignment can lead to operational problems and increased maintenance costs in the long run.

Electrical installation is another critical aspect, especially for automated doors. It involves wiring the gate to the power supply and installing control systems such as remote controls, keypads or smartphone-operated mechanisms. Professional installers ensure that all electrical components are installed safely and correctly, adhering to the highest safety standards.

Integration with existing security systems is another important consideration. A professional installer can seamlessly integrate your new gate with alarms, CCTV and intercom systems to enhance the overall security of your property. They can also provide valuable advice on the latest security technologies that can be incorporated into your gate system.

Finally, compliance with safety standards is paramount. Professional installers know the relevant local and national safety regulations and will ensure that your gate installation meets these standards. This includes installing safety features such as obstacle detection sensors and ensuring that the force exerted by the gates during operation is within safe limits.

In summary, choosing a professional installation by experienced installers such as those at AKSA Security in Derbyshire will ensure that your automatic gate is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also safe, secure and reliable. This investment in professional expertise will pay off in the long term satisfaction and performance of your automatic gate system.

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Why choose AKSA Security for your automatic gates?

Choosing AKSA Security for your automatic gates means partnering with a company that excels in understanding and delivering high quality automatic gate solutions. Our approach encompasses everything from the initial design consultation, where we carefully assess your needs and preferences, to post-installation maintenance to ensure your gates function flawlessly for years to come. We specialise in tailor-made solutions that not only enhance the security and aesthetics of your property, but also provide unparalleled convenience and peace of mind. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing a seamless and satisfying experience, ensuring that every aspect of your automatic gate system perfectly matches your lifestyle and security requirements. When you choose AKSA Security, you’re choosing a service that is committed to excellence in both product quality and customer satisfaction.

How to order our services?

Ready to transform your property with an automatic gate? Contact AKSA Security today to start your journey. With our expertise and your vision, we’ll create an entrance that perfectly balances style, security, and functionality.

Free, no obligatory quotes and measurements are available in Derby, Nottingham, Burton, and Stoke on Trent area. In our work we use BFT Automation gates and automation mechanisms. BFT Automation is a market leader in automation products with over 40 years of experience in the industry.

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 Author: Adrian Sienkiewicz, Fire And Security Project Manager at AKSA Security

Adrian started his career as an IT Support Engineer but after a while, he moved into the security industry using his experience with IT systems. He started his first security job as a Fire and Security Engineer at ALX Security and then continued as a Fire and Security Project Manager at Bull Security.

During his career, he has worked for SECURIFIX, LASER BEAM and ZICAM GROUP as a Security Engineer, Technical Support and Operations Manager. Adrian has worked on security projects for companies such as DHL, Selco Building Warehouse and Eddie Stobart, installing anti-burglary systems, industrial surveillance and access control systems. He is working on a partnership basis with companies such as Avigilon, Motorola, Honeywell, Texecom, Hikvision, Hanwha, Dahua, Commtel, Paxton and BFT.

Adrian is a certified National Security Industry auditor.