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3 Best Automatic Gate Openers for Security Reviewed in 2020 (UK & USA)

By Callum,
25th April 2020 | Updated: 21st May 2020

What is the best automatic gate opener to help secure your home and family? Find out by reading our reviews and comparisons of the best products available now below

Car Accessories, Cars & Automotive, Gadgets, Security

3 Best Automatic Gate Openers for Security Reviewed in 2020 (UK & USA)

What is the best automatic gate opener to help secure your home and family? Find out by reading our reviews and comparisons of the best products available now below

Last updated on 25th April 2020 by Callum

Quick Comparison

Product reviews of the best automatic gate openers

When it comes to security of your home, loved ones and your possessions, we know that nothing but the best will do.

Key to ensuring your property’s secure is a strong gate, kitted out with the best security tech to keep out would-be thieves and unwanted visitors.

An essential part of any gate security is its key and locking system. The gate is only as useful as the robust, effective, and easy to use automatic gate opening system that it should, ideally, be using,

To help you make the right choice for your property, we took over 40 different models of the best automatic gate openers and tested them on both medium sized and larger gates.

The gates were either swing gates or the sliding type gates depending on the specific design that the gate opener was designed to be used with. All the gates featured in our reviews are CE tested and correctly certified.

Our tests focused on evaluating each gate opener in these main areas:

  • Security features
  • Ease of use
  • Price
  • Versatility

Read on to discover the best automatic gate openers in our comprehensive review.

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    QUIKO Swing Gate Kit Review

    The QUIKO Swing Gate Kit is hands down the best gate opening product on the market. Whilst it comes at a premium cost, this product more than makes up for it with performance. Strong, easy to operate, and able to fit to all designs of swing gates, we highly recommend the QUIKO kit, especially if budget is not an issue.

    We liked the power as we found it could easily open a large and heavy gate with a weight of close to 600kgs. With this being a high-quality product this is reflected in the strong and sturdy feel to the components. The two remotes that were supplied the kit also had a solid feel to them, and the controls are responsive and have a quality feel to them.

    The only downside we could find is that the QUIKO doesn’t feature solar power compatibility, or doesn’t come with solar in mind as a power supply. With the focus on greener technology in 2020 this gives it a feel of being slightly behind the times, but it makes up for this in sheer performance and ruggedness.

    The Good
    • High quality and sturdy design
    • Powerful automatic swinging gate opener
    The Bad
    • Is not solar compatible

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    Ducati Sliding Gate Opener SLIDE646 Review

    If you’re the proud owner a more modern sliding gate, then the automatic opening product we recommend for you is the Ducati SLIDE646.

    With a sleep looking design and robust, durable feel, the Ducati sliding gate opener is another product at the premium end of the market. In addition, for those who are environmentally conscious, the SLIDE646 comes with an integrated solar panel alongside supported battery compatibility.

    Not only does this ensure that the Ducati slide 646 still has enough charge to keep functioning even during a power outage, the reduction in environmental impact and cost of energy bills makes this feature a huge bonus.

    The power of the unit itself is also impressive with a weight limit of 400 kgs, making it quite a powerful gate opener and capable of handling most sizes of sliding gate. The back up manual key override is a handy feature as well for those who don’t quite have complete faith in technology, whilst the SLIDE646 also comes with two remote key fobs.

    However, this gate opener was not the simplest to install and we did require professional assistance.

    If you’re the proud owner a more modern sliding gate, then the automatic opening product we recommend for you is the Ducati SLIDE646.

    With a sleep looking design and robust, durable feel, the Ducati sliding gate opener is another product at the premium end of the market. In addition, for those who are environmentally conscious, the SLIDE646 comes with an integrated solar panel alongside supported battery compatibility.

    Not only does this ensure that the Ducati slide 646 still has enough charge to keep functioning even during a power outage, the reduction in environmental impact and cost of energy bills makes this feature a huge bonus.

    The power of the unit itself is also impressive with a weight limit of 400 kgs, making it quite a powerful gate opener and capable of handling most sizes of sliding gate. The back up manual key override is a handy feature as well for those who don’t quite have complete faith in technology, whilst the SLIDE646 also comes with two remote key fobs.

    However, this gate opener was not the simplest to install and we did require professional assistance.

    The Good
    • Simple to use with backup manual override
    • Powerful automatic sliding gate opener
    • Comes with battery and solar compatibility
    The Bad
    • Not very simple to install

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    SW7000 T Made in Italy 12V Double wing gate opener

    This one is an even more powerful automatic swing gate opener than its predecessor: the DUCATI SW3000 Double Wing Gate Opener.

    It has a high-quality build, similar to most DUCATI brand gate openers, and we similarly found the design to be solid that would stand the test of time of life outdoors. We found that the SW3000 was also very simple to install, making it one of the better automatic gate openers for someone willing to try some fresh air DIY.

    Another feature that caught our attention was the safety features. It has pressure control as well as an obstacle detection system, and a manual override feature in case of power failure.

    We liked that it is also battery compatible which meant a constant supply of charge, so even in the event of a power failure, these gates should continue to work for enough time until you’re back on the grid.

    Whilst bearing in mind we could only use this on swing gates, for people who cannot install it for themselves, there is need for professional assistance which brings with it extra costs. These gate openers do come with a generous 2 year warranty and 24/7 customer support, meaning you will be well looked after post-installation.

    The Good
    • Powerful enough for all but the heaviest gates
    • Built in battery for power failure protection
    The Bad
    • There is need for a professional installation
    • No built-in solar panels

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Side-by-side

QUIKO Swing Gate Kit Review

  • High quality and sturdy design
  • Powerful automatic swinging gate opener
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Ducati Sliding Gate Opener SLIDE646 Review

  • Simple to use with backup manual override
  • Powerful automatic sliding gate opener
  • Comes with battery and solar compatibility
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SW7000 T Made in Italy 12V Double wing gate opener

  • Powerful enough for all but the heaviest gates
  • Built in battery for power failure protection
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