A boom gate or road barrier gate is a bar or pole that spans an opening and rises when triggered to allow vehicles, pedestrians or both to pass through. Boom gate systems are also often used to safely manage the mix of vehicular and pedestrian traffic as boom gates can be installed to allow pedestrians to pass by a certain point freely whilst vehicles only upon command.
Automatic boom gates have an electric boom gate motor and a control board to manage the opening and closing of the boom arm. As with other types of gates, these can be commended by remote control, keypads, inground vehicle loop detectors, GSM (mobile phone technology) and even license plate recognition (LPR).
Boom gate motors are available in both high voltage and low voltage formats making boom gate systems suitable for all types of situations. These include hard wired to 240 volts, low voltage cabled from nearby 240 volts and transformer or solar power operated. We have even made mobile boom gate systems driven entirely by independent battery power with the system recharged at the end of the week.
For extra wide openings, two boom gates can be positioned opposite one another. And in situations where height restrictions apply, an articulated boom gate arm has the ability to effectively fold the boom arm reducing the raised height of the boom whilst maintaining the full barrier width when closed.