Heavy Duty Commercial Gates with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Access Control Integration

The Brief

A police station required a secure and reliable automatic gate system with passive access control. The client didn’t want the risk of losing a remote control or coded entry as entry. The system also needed to be very fast to reduce time to access and exit the station. The station had also recently had block paving installed so blocks had to be removed to allow for cable runs and re-instated sympathetically.

The Solution

Renzland Powergates Ltd originally specified a bi-folding speed gate system as we have fitted these to a number of other high security environments.  The specification included supplying and fitting a heavy duty swing gate system. Hy-Dom Goliath Hydraulic ram gate automation was also fitted with 2 x Mag locks with a 1000kg (each) holding force (not shown in picture). Renzland Powergates Ltd gave a warranty the work for 5 years and have a 24/7 emergency call out contract in place in the event of failure

The Equipment Chosen

The Goliath is the ultimate solution for commercial swing gate applications. It has a 250,000 continuous cycle duty before oil change is required, impressive opening/closing speeds, and no need for physical gate stops! This hydraulic operator also has built-in obstacle detection/slow down for safety. Goliath gate operators are used on a number of high security gate entrances around the world, including the White House and the London Olympic Village because of their exceptional strength, speed and reliability. Access control systems can be integrated with an automatic number plate recognition camera whereby only pre-determined vehicles can access the site. This reduces the need for a remote control or any other type of swipe card or coded entry. The camera chosen for this kind of application is IP68 sealed and offers exceptional night infra-red capabilities.


“Having had previous poor experience with two other “gate specialists” that fitted unreliable and non compliant gate systems our confidence has been resorted with Renzland Gates. Renzland attention to detail and after sales service was exceptional the gates were fitted professionally and we are happy to say there are absolutely no issues to report. The ANPR cameras are working well with the system this has certainly reduced access time and increased security into the station which is critical. Thank you for a job well done!”  Metropolitan Police

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