is a leading distributor of gate opener products with innovative developments. Often,
we are the first to offer these incredible products in the US.
Gate openers that have the appropriate torque for a
Vinyl gates are much more fragile than metal gates; this
is the one case there the larger motors with more leverage actually work against
the ideal operation of the driveway gate. Many times, these higher powered automatic
gate openers can actually cause damage to the gate. In recognizing the special needs
of customers with vinyl gates, we present the 1100 Swing series and 1200 Slide series,
which are gentle enough to handle the structure of a vinyl gate.
Gate openers that accommodate the set back for opening
column mounted gates 90 degrees or more:
Gates that are mounted to
concrete or brick columns present a greater challenge for mounting a gate opener.
Most gate openers, ones that are linear actuators, cannot work because they have
to be mounted on the back face of the column, which prevents the linear arm from
fully extending. The farther the hinge of the gate is from the rear pivot point
of the gate opener, the more restricted the movement of the gate opener is, often
restricting the driveway gate to opening no more than 60% of its full capacity.
To rectify this problem, we have a gate opener that operates on an articulating
arm (the first in the US), which works more like a human arm; it reaches around
the corner of the column and pivots in 3 places: at the gate, the elbow and the
base. This allows it to work on the most common column design of 24" with a gate
mounted in the center.
Safe, low voltage systems that can handle high traffic
usage: Estate Swing
introduced the first
low voltage system with constant duty capacity to the US and continues to make these
24V low voltage systems with constant duty capacity. Low voltage systems have become
a favorite of consumers around the country because they are safe to work on, they
run off back up batteries in case of power less, and they cost less to operate.
However, the biggest draw back has always been the fact that the battery is the
main power source for the gate opener. The power is just there to trickle charge
the battery. The trouble is that when the gate is using power faster than the rate
of recharge (continuous, consecutive cycles), there will be a low voltage lockout,
and the gate opener will not be able to operate until it is recharged again. Our
24V systems run directly off a transformer. This means the driveway gate can open
and close it all day long, no recharge time is necessary. And these systems come
with optional battery backup in case the power fails, so there is still the advantages
of a low voltage system.
Programming that reduces the hassle of installing a
The E-S Classics are Estate Swing's solution to problematic
programming at installation. Many customers, professional or end users, have suffered
through trying to program a gate opener to learn where to stop, start and slow down.
The Classic series of automatic gate openers simplifies this process by making installation
a basic process: get the gate opener mounted and powered and it is ready to run
from limit to limit. Difficult programming can result in the risk of missing a cue
and breaking a component or the hassle of reconfiguring settings again and again
because of confusing multi-step directions. The E-S Classics circumvent all that.
Unlimited long-distance communication between homeowner
and the gate opener:
Most wireless systems need to be within 500 feet
of the gate, while wired systems or land-line telephone systems have a set range
or cost a fortune to allow communications between the driveway gate and the house.
EstateSwing.com eliminates these problems with the very first GSM intercom in the
US. The Estate Swing Unlimited Range Wireless Cellular GSM Intercom is the ultimate
in versatility and convenience for remote operation of any gate opener. The range
of this receiver is truly unlimited, so long as there is a cell tower available
to receive and transmit the call. This is particularly beneficial in areas that
have a great deal of interference for traditional radio transmitters and receivers,
or for users who wish to open the gate from extended distances (such as from a home,
cell phone, or even another state). Additionally, since it's a wireless communication
system, it is unnecessary to run wires or a phone line to the house. The process
of running wires can be time-consuming, complicated and expensive. The Estate Swing
Cell Phone Access Receiver allows the user to avoid all that while providing a simple,
secure, and convenient means of operating the gate opener.
Remotes or proximity cards are no longer a cumbersome
task to manage for large groups:
With all gate opener systems, there
must be a way for regular users to access the gate; the larger the group of regular
users, the harder it is to keep track of remotes or access cards and it can be a
hassle to punch an access code into a keypad. The Estate Swing Cell Phone Access
Receiver is the ultimate in versatility and convenience for remote opening of any
gate opener. This receiver totally eliminates the necessity of purchasing or carrying
extra remotes because it provides access to the gate opener through an item most
people already carry - a cell phone. Simply dial the receiver number and, through
caller ID, the receiver will recognize the programmed number(s) and open the gate.
This is more secure than traditional remotes because the number has to be programmed
into the receiver to operate it, so there is less of a chance that unauthorized
persons will be able to operate the gate.
Gate openers that open more than 100 degrees to accommodate
a curve in the driveway:
Most gate openers have a very limited degree
of opening. This is because the linear actuators have a fixed variable: the stroke
length, which is the distance from the fully retracted position to the fully extended
position. There are only so many inches the arm can retract to pull the gate open,
which translates in a limit on the degree to which the gate can swing open. We have
two solutions. The column mount operator can turn 120 degrees and the underground
opener can turn 140 degrees or 180 degrees, depending on the purchased gear assembly.
This will give you room to move the gate out of the path of the driveway and with
180 degree opening completely against the back of an adjacent wall.
The convenience of automation, while maintaining an
Gate openers are machines, and machines for the
most part are not designed for aesthetic appeal. Automatic gate openers pose an
even bigger problem since they are not easily concealed. That is, until Estate Swing
came out with a gate opener that is mounted entirely under the gate. The opener's
motor sits in a foundation box below the gate and has a bracket that comes up along
the bottom of the gate. Completely out of site, the underground electric gate opener
is the definition of high end living.
A transmitter/receiver photo eye (preferred for its
reliability) that is wireless:
Nothing is more tedious then running
wire under the driveway. In the past, the only way to use a photo eye with a transmitter
and receiver design (as opposed to reflective types which have reliability issues
compared to transmitter/receiver styles) was with a wire to connect the two units.
We were the first in the US to come out with a wireless connection between the two
to enhance convenience and save time and money for installation.
The convenience of a keypad that is sleek and attractive:
Keypads have never been a thing of beauty, but they are a necessity. The Estate
Swing EASY-KA Stainless Steel Keypad is a great gate opener accessory for those
homeowners who want to have secured, yet stylish, gate access. The keypad is housed
in an aluminum cast with a stainless steel finish to accentuate the style already
associated with Estate Swing Gate Openers.
Automation options for carriage doors:
has two openers, the first two on the
market that will automate a carriage style garage door, Light Duty and Heavy Duty.
Because carriage doors are so much like driveway gates, people have been contacting
gate opener companies for solutions for automating them. However, no one ever made
the alterations needed to actually perform the job correctly. The opener needs to
be on the inside of the structure with the ability to push the doors out; for linear
actuators, this is not possible without taking up one to two feet of entryway space,
which can create the impact hazards for vehicles. Additionally, heavy style doors
posed safety risks because other gate openers do not have the appropriate safety
features. We have developed two models and a specialized safety system just for
automating carriage doors.