Portcullis Gate Automation

We manufacture, design and install a wide range of gates

About us


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50 years of combined experience working with private and corporate clients such as the The Crown Estate, Pfizers, Port of London Authority and The Royal Albert Hall have led Portcullis Gate Automation to become a leading automation and security company.

Portcullis has regional offices based in Kent, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, and undertakes projects nationwide.

We are a true one stop solution for both the residential and commercial sectors from the initial site meeting, through design, manufacture, installation, maintenance and repair, whether for manual gates, electric gates, barriers, blockers, bollards, or parking systems.

Safety and compliance are at the core of our business; with numerous accreditations and certifications we ensure that we are continually up to date on safety and regulatory changes. Our regional offices based in Kent, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire enable our staff to better serve you, the customer.

A True One Stop Solution

Portcullis Gate Automation with regional offices based in Kent, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire was established in 2006 as part of the Portico Security Group Ltd and we serve London, the Home Counties plus the entire South of England.

We manufacture, design and install a wide range of residential gates and commercial gates (manual gates or electric gates), as well as barriers, blockers, bollards, counter terror PAS 68 solutions, parking systems, turnstiles, garage door automation and the fast growing solar gate sector, all available with intelligent access control and CCTV.

Our fast and competitive quotation service, 24 hour emergency callout service, pre-planned preventive maintenance service, complete architectural design service, and our other add-ons such as assisting with planning permission and even building the brickwork really does make Portcullis Gate Automation your true one stop solution in the south of England.

Portcullis Gate Automation has £5,000,000 public liability insurance which gives peace of mind that you are dealing with a professional company that takes its responsibilities seriously. The Portcullis technically skilled and very experienced staff ensure that all work is compliant with the Machinery Directive and health and safety recommendations as set out by the Health and Safety Executive.

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Risk assessments can be specifically undertaken but it is normally a part of the general Portcullis Gate Automation site survey, a feature for every job or tender undertaken and standard practice for our company.

During a risk assessment we survey access areas for risks to pedestrians and especially children of any crushing, dragging, trapping, cutting or shearing hazards. Depending on our findings we may advise extra safety equipment such as lower voltage motors that can detect objects and instantly reverse as a precautionary measure.

All new Portcullis electric gates are CE marked to ensure compliance with both the Machinery Directive and health and safety recommendations as set out by the Health and Safety Executive , These  standards are at the very core of our business. Our specialist equipment includes, force test meters to measure the force an automated gate is generating when approaching an obstruction, such as a wall, and the point at which it reverses itself. Adjustments can then be made to the gate motor so that compliance is adhered to; i.e. the electric gate only generates a specified amount of force and reverses within a specified timeframe to comply with the Machinery Directive.

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Our Mission Statement

To provide best quality accessibility automation products (gate, barrier, road blockers, bollards)  which exceed our customer’s expectations, without exception.

To provide exceptional customer service throughout the planning and installation processes and to follow up with unbeatable post care services.


To be recognized as an industry leader in the accessibility automation market.

To continue with our countrywide expansion plans and meet the needs of our customers, new and old, on a nationwide basis.

To encompass the “economies of scale” ethos in our Business management processes and pass on these saving to our customers.

Justin Earl
Managing Director
Portico Security G


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