Well as the summer months approach us here on the Gold Coast, we’re seeing a few spring cleans and house renovations leading to “Hmm, think an automatic gate would be great!” themed conversations with homeowners.

Just as well then that we recently expanded our operations to offer you full custom gate designs to help you with your reno project, or just to finally get round to finishing off fencing your property.

We saw a great response to that announcement, and it seems many of you were waiting to realise a creative spark! Together we’ve been able to think outside the square of the usual horizontal or vertical designs.

One of our latest creations is called The Saigon, which you can see below. We were really happy with this particular project, and we think you’re really going to enjoy seeing some of the designs we’ll be releasing in the future too, so keep watching this space!

The Saigon


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The Heritage Green


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Custom Automatic Gate Designs? Now Available!

August 8, 2013

If you’ve spent any time here on the site, you’ve probably picked up that “custom is our thing”, and that making sure that you have the right automatic gate system for your needs is top of our to-do list. One of the issues we always had was that while we could provide custom built aluminium […]

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Our Service Begins the First Moment you Contact Us

July 29, 2013

Hi, I’m Kathy-Ann, owner & admin chief here at Alpha Gate Automation. Today I thought I’d take the controls away from Leo for a bit and give you a little tour of how our service works, and why, because we only offer a custom service, we differ from others. First contact When you first contact […]

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Aluminium Gates vs Steel Gates. Which is Better?

July 22, 2013

With such an investment decision as you’re looking to make, you want to know it’s the right one. In this article we look at whether steel or aluminium is the better material for your automatic gate. Rust: Enemy Number 1 While there’s no definitive right or wrong answer, the ideal choice does depend on whereabouts […]

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The Kardashian, The Lamborghini & The Automatic Gate

May 28, 2013

This little snippet of celebrity news involving a very expensive car belonging to rapper Kanye West, and an automatic gate at girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s house came across our desk last week. Automatic Gate Experts Unfortunately, there were no automatic gate experts on hand (Leo was working elsewhere that day!) to let us know exactly what […]

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Automatic Gate Maintenance: When to DIY, When to Call a Technician?

February 27, 2013

Following up on last week’s post on automatic gate problems and fixes, today we’re going to talk about when you can fix something yourself, and when it’s time to call in a technician. At the end, we’ll also cover off what’s involved in a general service. Photocells & Control Boxes Things you can fix yourself […]

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5 Problems with Automatic Gates and How to Fix Them

February 20, 2013

Often the largest number of calls we get are for issues with non-working gates. Happily, most of them are simple fixes – here’s our top 5. Vermin / Insects Geckos and ants seem to be a common issue which prevents an automatic gate from opening/ closing. They like to hide in warm places such as […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2012

Wow, it’s that time of year already! We’d like to say a big “thank you!” for all your support during 2012, and wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Our office will be closed from 24 December. Service bookings and enquiries for the new year can be made via the contact form […]

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Sanity Not Vanity: How To Increase Your Property’s Security

November 13, 2012

OK, we’ll admit it – we know that installing an automatic gate on your property has traditionally been seen as being a bit, well… posh. But if you’ve been…ahem, on the fence about adding one to your property because of that, we’re here to tell you that installing an automatic gate or intercom system can […]

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Not All Automatic Gates Are The Same!

November 5, 2012

As much as we love doing what we do day to day, it’s always nice to get a job that’s a little out of the ordinary… Recently, we were given the opportunity to add automation to a very impressive entry gate at a local horse stud here on the Gold Coast. With each leaf weighing […]

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