Why Should You Automate Your Driveway Gate?

Why Should You Automate Your Driveway Gate?

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Why should you automate your gate? Adding a gate to a piece of property is essential for owners who want to improve the security and functionality of coming and going.

Rural property owners may want to keep livestock from getting out, or predatory animals from getting in as well. More residential property owners will find that adding a decorative gate at an entrance can increase their curb appeal. Whatever the situation, gates are used every day to enter and exit, and the security and convenience you often need from your gate can be guaranteed through gate automation.

The most important element of gate automation is the security that it brings property owners. Automatic gates offer a level of security that will keep your gate from simply being able open by releasing a physical lock. A remote gate opener arm will apply a constant hold to the gate of several thousand pounds of resistance, meaning that large livestock or violent wind conditions will not be able to blow open simple tube or decorative gates. Most taller residential gate owners find that they do not even need a physical lock on their gate system unless leaving for longer periods of time because of the secure hold a gate opening arm provides.

With a Ghost Controls® AXZL ZombieLock®, both single and dual swing gates are able to automatically lock once closed, and uses ZombieCode® to keep electric driveway gates locked even when the power is out. This patented lock design combines convenience with unrivaled security for your property’s entrance. The ZombieLock® is recommended for use with any Ghost Controls® automatic single or dual gate opener, but has the capability to be used with other swing gate operator systems as well with limited functionality. 

ZombieLock Automatic Gate Latch/Lock - AXZL

ZombieLock Automatic Gate Latch/Lock - AXZL


The ZombieLock® keeps your vehicular driveway gates securely latched in the closed position. This lock is controlled by the gate system controller and is automatically released before the gate operator begins opening the gate. This feedback loop prevents the gate… read more

The most immediate benefit when you automate your gate is the convenience of remote operation. Never needing to exit your vehicle while entering your property is crucial to the average person, saving a valuable amount of time for most people. Moving open a heavy gate to enter and exit your property is not just a hassle, but can be uncomfortable and potentially dangerous under certain situations. Many rural property owners will often take on a day’s worth of physical labor before even having to use their driveway single swing gate, making remote automation an important quality-of-life improvement.

Ghost Controls® is the only automatic gate opener provider that offers such a wide range of options for operating your gate. From wireless keypads to remote transmitters and vehicle sensors, our family of accessories will give you the choice of customizing your system in any way you see fit. Gate automation is a great way to upgrade your property entrance’s security and convenience, and with Ghost Controls®, you can make it happen with industry-leading quality and reliability. 

Ghost Controls® gate opening kits and accessories are available online and at your local home retailers.

Find a more in-depth look at Ghost Controls® gate operating accessories here. If you’re looking for more reasons to join our family, take a look at our warranty information here

Looking to learn more about Ghost Controls® solar gate openers and gate opener accessories? 

Ghost Controls offers a wide array of reliable driveway swing gate openers, including chain link gate openers. For years, customers have asked for an alternative for slow, unreliable, and noisy operators. At Ghost Controls we have worked hard with innovations in Noise Reduction, Speed, and Reliability on our heavy duty electric gate openers. Additionally, we provide all of our customers with the opportunity to share our love of solar powered renewable energy by converting their systems into a solar automatic gate opener. Using a solar operator is a great way to go off the grid and provide your system with endless clean energy for your remote gate opener.

Speed, and Reliability:

  • Quiet – motor noise is accurately correlated to quality in the mechanical and electronic design. All our openers have a maintenance free gear box and motor. They were designed for smooth, quiet operation regardless of the age and cycles of the battery powered gate opener.
  • Fast – Our mechanical design and new radio frequency offer superior range offering a greater level of convenience for customers.
  • Invincible (Limited Life-Time Warranty) – The motor is one of the most critical components to ensure reliability and longevity. We back our proprietary gear motors with a limited lifetime warranty. No other product in the market can make this claim.

GHOST CONTROLS® single and double swing gate openers are designed and manufactured with pride, delivering the highest quality product and customer support in the industry. We believe in our products with our limited lifetime warranty on each solar compatible dual or single gate opener*. Our corporate philosophy is; steadfast commitment to our customers, culture, products, and people.

*Limited lifetime warranty on motor and gear assembly.

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