Automated Security Gate Repair Specialists

 Sliding or swinging automatic gate motor won’t open or close? Looking for a certified, licensed professional for a gate opener repair?

Just bought a home with a driveway security gate and want to personalize it to your needs?

Call today for service! Serving OC Since 1972.

Travis Shaha
Travis Shaha
Jerry Pellizzon
Jerry Pellizzon
Excellent service, explanations & professionalism.
A I Neiss
A I Neiss
It's not often these days to find a company whose folks are happy to go the extra mile for their customers, but Entry Systems is definitely one of them. Even though they no longer service my '80s era residential lift system, with their expert guidance I was able to diagnose and resolve the problem in very little time. This kind of customer service is truly extraordinary!
PIMKN
PIMKN
Grace Rovira
Grace Rovira
Fantastic tech! Good communication & clean work. Very happy!
Patrick Moss
Patrick Moss
Annie Jorgensen
Annie Jorgensen
We’ve had many garage door /operational issues at different homes and Entry Systems always comes on time with efficient and reasonable solutions! Highly recommend!
nita c. Koses
nita c. Koses
Jack was very nice, courteous, knowledgeable, efficient, very helpful in explaining all important features of the garage door opener.
Todd Fisher
Todd Fisher
I found this company via referral. Needed my garage door springs checked. Jacob arrived during the specified window. Super nice, explained what he would inspect. I suspected that the main spring would need replacement given its age, and sure enough he confirmed that. He replaced the spring in a timely and efficient manner. I can definitely tell a difference in terms of noise and smooth operation. Very satisfied with the work and would definitely recommend.
Paula Hefter
Paula Hefter
Jack was on time on extremely professional. He explained everything he needed to replace and replaced the garage door genie on a timely manner. His work was excellent and left everything cleaned when he left.

Looking For Automatic Electric Gate Repair Service?

Did you move into a home with driveway gates that don't function properly? Is your gate remote or keypad not working? Does your electric gate open but not close? Text us a picture for a free estimate for automated gate motor repair or replacement.

For over fifty years, Entry Systems has been dedicated to customer satisfaction. We are here to solve all your automatic gate repair needs with no hidden fees, with maintenance and inspection included every time!

Entry Systems Garage Doors and Gates is dedicated to servicing residential and commercial security gate opener systems, including automatic sliding and swinging gate systems.

Our technicians will provide automated gate service for your commercial building or home within hours. We repair motorized gates, sometimes called automatic gates, or driveway gates. In addition, we can design and install a new garage door.

Gate technicians repairing old electric automated gate that needs maintenance.

Schedule

We strive to save room in our schedule to make emergency jobs our priority. If your gate is not working, we will do everything we can to provide service to you as soon as possible– with no additional fees.

Diagnose

When our trained technician arrives, he will listen to your specific needs, help diagnose the issue and make preventative recommendations after completing a full safety inspection.

Repair

We service all major gate operator brands and offer new opener replacements. We are authorized dealers for Liftmaster, DoorKing, All-O-Matic, Apollo, Mighty Mule, Dorene, Elite, Ramset, Eagle, Max, Powermaster and Viking.

 

We are here to help. Call for gate repair today!

Our gate repair service technicians are available for immediate service.

Common Automated Gate Repairs Include:

Broken Or Loose Chain On The Gate Motor

A broken chain is usually due to rust, perhaps because it was sitting in water, lawn sprinklers, irrigation or landscaping issues, or the proximity to the ocean. Chains break primarily due to rust; the metal naturally fatigues over time.

A chain can stretch over time, so if the automatic gate chain is loose, something mechanical has shifted, or it was installed or tightened improperly, and an automatic gate chain repair will be needed. However, it's usually wear and tear, water-related, or rusting.

Automatic Gate Slams Shut

Automatic gates slam shut primarily when mechanical issues keep the security gate from holding its adjustment or limits (how far it goes open or closed). For slide gates, in particular, the chain may be too loose to hold its adjustment.

Automatic security gate doesn’t open fully, or the gate does not open at all, or the gate is stuck closed

Is your power gate opener system not working? The residential gate may not be operating correctly due to a faulty adjustment. The driveway gate can be at a slight incline, so it doesn't have the power to pull it up the last few inches. Usually, it's adjustment-related, or something may be worn out.

A home security gate that doesn't open at all can be due to power, battery failure, or a charging issue. Devices such as keypads, remotes, or telephone entry systems could be set up incorrectly, or they somehow got unprogrammed, or the connection between the devices is not being received. When a gate is stuck closed, it can be something similar or an error reading.

Poor gate remote/clicker range

The poor range can be due to the wrong type of receiver. The remote controls are programmed to the receiver, sending a signal to open the gate. Receivers for residential gates may not be as good, and one can switch to a grade of receiver for commercial gates. These are called coax cables, meaning they have an external receiver antenna, and the higher you can place the antennae, the better for the remote. The receiver for residential gates may be inside a box, behind the gate, or behind the wall so that an external receiver might extend the range. There also may be external interference from several factors, the most common being LED lights, so changing the frequency can also fix the issue.

Remotes go bad over time due to usage, dropping them, and the batteries go bad after a few years, so if your gate clicker is not working or only working sporadically, replacing your remote batteries may fix the issue.

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Gate Keypad Does Not Work

Gate keypads are usually battery-powered and wireless, or electrically powered. We first suggest checking the battery to see if it needs to be replaced, next check the programming, and then checking to see if the outside keypad needs to be replaced due to its age. If it is an electrical keypad, it can be the transformer that powers the keypad or the keypad itself that's failed.

Damage From Vehicle Collision

The best option to avoid damage from vehicle collision is the installation of ground loops. These are cut into concrete or asphalt, and the wires are installed to create a large metal detector so the driveway gate will not close on your car. If you are creating a custom setup, it is possible to place these under the concrete, called a preformed loop, and build your driveway on top of it. The preformed loops can also be put under pavers prior to them being laid.

To avoid vehicle collisions, one must install the correct safety features. If damage has occurred, sometimes it is possible to replace or repair a section of the gate.

Damaged Swing Arms

If you have a concrete pad-mounted gate operator, the gate arms can be damaged if someone pushes the front of the gate. Also, some gates have arms mounted to them, called Linear actuators, such as the LA500 or the Miracle gate operators have arms that mount on the driveway gate itself and often get hit by vehicles.

Telephone Entry System Is Not Ringing Home Properly

A wired keypad may also have bad wires, a bad transformer, a phone line issue, or a programming issue.

This is an image of a car entering a property through an automatic gate system.

Iron Welding Or Gate Repair Services

Entry Systems does minor repairs on iron gates when it is related to the operator. Often people call us because the gate electronics are the most complex aspects of security gates, and then we help coordinate any ironwork needed.

Like us, most driveway gate repair specialists do not make their gates. They partner with a welding, fence, or rod iron welding company that makes fences, pedestrian, and iron gates. There is also a division between small and large job iron workers, with some companies that will do both. They fabricate, manufacture, and install all the gates on your home, including pedestrian gates, driveway gates, and fences. Other companies are specifically welding companies that specialize in small projects such as adding a new post or design on automated entry gates.

Adjusting And Resetting The Opening And Closing Of The Limits

A limit is how far open and closed a gate travels. We tell the gate operator what type of gate is operating on its system. A professional should do this because if it is not done well, the gate can slam when it closes, or the automatic gate won't close all the way. If done improperly when it opens, it will not open all the way or extend too far beyond the gate opening. The gate my also not close properly. Limit adjustment calculations depend on the manufacturer, model, and brand. Some slide and swing gates have cams and limit switches that are finger adjusted. Most newer gate operators use digital circuit boards, which are programmed and locked in with a learn or smart button.

Complete Gate Opener Replacement

This is also known as a gate operator. Manufacturers recommend replacement after twenty years, as the older models do not have all the required safety features nor the latest improvements in technology and functionality. Gate operator installation typically takes 1-3 days, depending on the size of the job. These are typically special ordered for the custom jobs. Check out our gate operator page for examples of current models available.

Diagnosis Of, Repair, Or Replacement Of Logic Boards

If your gate's logic or circuit board goes bad, you must replace it. It is the brain of the entire system, and it may no longer understand signals from the gate operator. Occasionally there may be a manufacturer that provides a service where we can ship the board back, and they will repair it.

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Automatic Gate Repair FAQ

How do you troubleshoot an automatic gate opener?

To troubleshoot an automatic gate opener, you must first understand what the system is doing or is not doing.

  1. Understand and survey the components and the installation
  2. Gather all required manuals
  3. Isolate all the individual parts
  4. Systematically test each component
  5. Determine a corrective action plan
  6. Take steps to eliminate or repair the problem.

However, we do not recommend opening a gate operator unless you are a professional. It is possible to touch the wrong component, get electrocuted, or injure oneself.

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Can a gate motor be repaired?

Yes, a driveway gate motor or an electric gate motor can absolutely be repaired. However, we at Entry Systems refer to a gate motor as a gate operator. A gate operator is a chassis made of metal that the motor component is attached to, along with circuit boards, a gearbox, and other equipment. So, an operator can be repaired, but an automatic gate motor within the operator cannot be repaired. However, the most commonly needed automatic gate repairs are usually an adjustment related to automatic gate belts, circuit boards, and other operator components. Automatic gate motors are typically expensive, as they are high-voltage items that get a lot of usages. Plus, it is weighted to be outside, made up of costly components, and requires expertise for installation.

A security gate repair is typically the best route unless the equipment is over twenty years old. Our suppliers and manufacturers recommend replacing any gate operator twenty years or older because they do not have the proper safety requirements.

However, another reason someone may want to try an electric gate repair is that when a gate operator is replaced, you will often need to buy additional gate safety equipment. This is similar to the idea that you don't have to add a seatbelt to an antique car, but if you get a new one, it must have a seatbelt. This can be referred to as a vintage exception. If you replace an automatic gate operator, it now has to have additional safety devices, which need to be brought up to code. Even though the older gates may not have these, we recommend them. We will not put a new gate operator on an unsafe gate.

How long do automatic gate motors last?

Automated gate motors (automatic gate operators, electric gate openers, etc.) typically last between fifteen and twenty years. It is essential to realize that driveway gates, like most hardware and appliances, are becoming more computer-based, which may mean that the life expectancy will not be as long because there are fewer and fewer components that you can replace, and those components may be more expensive.

Sometimes customers choose to replace their driveway gate operators because they want the newest technology, such as solar power or battery backup systems. There are now automatic gate automation systems with smart home integration and the ability to monitor from their phone anywhere. This makes it so you always know what position your gate is in and can open it or close it from anywhere.

Call Entry Systems For Gate Repair Today!

Serving Orange County since 1972.