Security Gates

Fortify your first line of defense with ACT security gates.

Access Control Technologies offers premium gate manufacturing, installation, service, and repair. We offer a variety of gate options with large inventory as well as site review and design services. Here is a look at the various gate styles ACT provides:

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  • Smallest footprint and quickest opening gate option
  • Greatest longevity of any gate style
  • Ideal for any climate, from snowy to warm weather
  • Durability saves money in the long run
  • Can be installed quickly


  • Slides open from one end of the entrance to the other
  • Ideal for snowy climates
  • Durable and easy to maintain
  • Cost effective, saving you money up front
  • Fast and reliable turnaround


  • Slides open from one end of the entrance to the other
  • Ideal option for temperate climates
  • Sits on a track and rolls to open or closed position
  • Fast and reliable turnaround

There are four pillars of gate protection that ACT strives to master for our customers:


    We cut the materials, weld and powder coat the gates, and get them out the door to you quickly, providing everything required in a fast and efficient timeframe.

    We handle all aspects of installation, from the gate itself, to the gate operator, to all safety devices - making sure you get exactly what you need, when you need it.

    ACT strives to provide the best preventive maintenance in the industry, so you can get the maximum lifespan out of your investment.

    ACT doesn’t simply sell you gates and move on. We provide expert repairs, so if anything does happen to your gate, we can have you back up and running in no time.

Frequently Asked Questions About Security Gates and Gate Operators:

The lifespan you can expect from a vertical lift gate is typically 2-3 times longer than a cantilever slide gate. Maintenance costs are significantly less, and downtime for repairs generally are much lower and can be done in the field.

The quickest operation available, A vertical lift gate (VLG gate) opens in approximately 8 seconds. In contrast, a cantilever slide gate only opens at a 1-foot rate per second, which means it can take upwards of 20 to 24 seconds to open fully.

Unfortunately, people can run low on patience when waiting for a gate to allow passage. History shows us that impatient drivers tend to creep up on the gate as it opens, misjudging the distance and often bumping the gate. Even the smallest of bumps can put a bend in a cantilever slide gate track, requiring repair and shortening the gate operator’s life.

When a gate gets hit, the damage typically looks far worse than it is. Our vertical lift gates are constructed with 2” square tubing and 3/4” pickets that break away. Sections can be easily replaced in the field with a welding services truck, angle iron and replacement pickets typically within hours.

Since the vertical lift gates can typically be repaired in the field, the cost usually is in the range of a few hundred dollars. The downtime is also minimal, with most repairs being complete within a few hours. Slide gate repair costs are much higher because almost always, the gate must be taken back to a shop to replace its internal track.

Vertical lift gates have an average lifespan of 15-20 years due to their minimalist mechanical and space requirement attributes. Simply put, a vertical lift gate has less that can go wrong. And, with a regular maintenance plan in place, you could easily extend the life of your vertical lift gate to well beyond 20 years.


Nicci Dillon

Regional Manager

Liberty Investment Properties

Since August of 2014, ACT has delivered a variety of new self-storage property installations for our organization. They provide us with exceptional customer service experiences. Most importantly, their vast knowledge of the self-storage industry directly helps us to make informed decisions on appropriate technologies to invest in to support our client’s current and future growth objectives.

David Dixon

Chief Operating Officer

Universal Storage Group

We have worked with Scott and his team for over 25 years, during this period, my staff and I have always been treated professionally and attentively. ACT has always delivered our projects on-time and on-budget. I would wholeheartedly recommend Scott and the entire Access Control Technologies team to any commercial business owner or operator. Their ongoing customer service after the initial sale is what keeps me going back to Scott and his team at ACT.

Jennifer Bollhofer

Asset Manager

Liberty Investment Properties

I highly recommend Access Control Technologies for quality design and installation services of commercial building access control solutions. ACT has provided us with outstanding customer service, they pride themselves on quality communication, and they share the same interest in establishing long-lasting working relationships in the same manner as we strive to do here at Liberty Investment Properties.

Anne Ballard

President Marketing, Training & Development

Universal Storage Group

Having an access control business partner who understands your goals and works with you to make those goals a reality is invaluable. We look to Access Control Technologies when it comes to adding new technology, servicing our stores’ current systems, and of course, keeping up with the latest trends in our unique industry.

We gladly endorse the use and services provided by the Access Control Technologies team.

Tough. Attractive. Affordable.


We operate a multi-state operation that spans across the Midwest and Southeastern U.S. Regions. Our purchasing reach with manufacturers such as
AutoGate, SunPower, Viking, and DoorKing allows us to deliver your security gate project with the competitive pricing modules you seek and the attractive aesthetics you desire.

Our team of project managers, designers, welders, and installation technicians ensures quality, safety, and reliability are first and foremost when completing your security gate project. We offer customized gate solutions for all types of residential community and business applications.


Access Control Technologies provides turnkey security gate and gate operator solutions from conceptual and design, construction and installation, to preventative and ongoing maintenance throughout the great states of Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.