Portcullis receives accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor

Gate automation specialist, Portcullis Gate Automation Ltd, has been awarded a new accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor.

Designed to recognise extremely rigorous standards in health and safety among contractors, the merit is used and recognised by thousands of organisations across the United Kingdom including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies. Continue reading

Gate Glossary: The A-Z of Portcullis Gate Automation

At Portcullis, we pride ourselves on our expert knowledge of automation products, including everything from gates and parking barriers to road blockers and traffic bollards. As specialists, we have our own wide-ranging glossary of terms that covers our full range and brand values, successful projects and areas of expertise. Wondering what they are? Read on…


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How to solve common automated gate problems

As gate automation specialists, at Portcullis we pride ourselves on doing a job well. However, from time to time, even the finest of automated gates can encounter problems. The good news is that most of these problems are easily solvable.

Here’s some of the most common automated gate problems and how to fix them.

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Material Matters: Wooden or metal gate – what should I choose?

When you’re searching for new residential gates, it can be tough to know whether to opt for wooden gates or metal gates. It’s also a common misconception that metal gates are better than wooden alternatives – as they both have their benefits and drawbacks.

So, how do you decide which material is appropriate for your individual needs? To help, we’ve put together this handy guide, running over the pros and cons of each material, as well as the crucial factors that may influence your decision

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A Guide to Vehicular Access Control

Vehicular access control is an essential method of controlling traffic flow, so it’s no surprise that it’s in higher demand than ever. Think about the last time you visited a shopping centre, a hospital or a retail park. Did you have to wait until the car in front had gone through the barrier? Were there bollards that blocked your car from driving or parking in certain areas? These are just two examples of modern vehicular access control.

In this post, we will be offering a full guide to vehicular access control, including: what vehicular access control actually is, the types of vehicular access control systems and the benefits and drawbacks of each. Continue reading

Portcullis delivers successful door automation to national contract

Gate automation specialist, Portcullis Automation Ltd, has added a new service to its core disciplines following a successful delivery of door automation to Liberty Living Ltd.

Door Automation

The national client, Liberty Living Ltd, provides student accommodation and operates in 19 locations across more than 55 sites. The new doors are just one of the services delivered to Liberty Living by Portcullis including preventative maintenance with a 24/7 call out facility for gates, barriers, automatic doors and roller shutters. Both Portcullis and Liberty Living consider safety to be a top priority. Continue reading

Gate Safety Week 2017: Installing and Maintaining Powered Gates

One of the most important weeks in October for anyone within the gate industry should always be Gate Safety Week. Powered gates are becoming increasingly popular however, the gate industry has experienced issues with poorly installed and maintained gates leading to serious accidents and fatalities. From 9-15 October 2017, Gate Safety Week ran to raise awareness of powered gates and to prevent accidents, here Portcullis Gates share their thoughts on the #SafeGatesSaveLives campaign. Continue reading

Automatic vs Manual Gates: Which option is better?

Choosing the right gate can be challenging as there are many factors that should be taken into consideration. Whether you are seeking commercial gates or residential gates, one of the biggest decisions you will need to make is whether you need an automatic gate or a manual gate. Let’s take a look at the two options and the benefits and drawbacks of each.

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