Automated Gates

AES (SCOTLAND) LTD undertake all aspects of residential and commercial procurement, installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance of automatic electric gates in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirlingshire, West Lothian, East Lothian, Fife and the Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK: -


Get It Right

The misery of bad service far outweighs the elation of a discounted price!


AES (SCOTLAND) LTD believes a correctly designed and installed system with little maintenance should last 15-20 years plus. Not 18 months as is often the case with many other installers.

AES (SCOTLAND) LTD employees have been installing and maintaining automatic systems. For no less than 13 years and in that time AES (SCOTLAND) LTD has seen the market place change dramatically.

Since 1980 the number of companies dealing in the automatic gate market has grown from a couple of dozen to well over 10,000 throughout the UK alone. Unfortunately this growth has drawbacks as well as advantages. With such a growth, most of which has been very recent, the level of qualified, quality experience has become very sparse and there are a great deal of inexperienced people giving poor advice to new customers. This advice is often price driven and though meant in good faith lacks the knowledge to offer mid to long term reliability in the gate system. To be locked in or out of your own property is not funny and to be told your installer is too busy to give prompt response is even less so.  So often clients believe specifications from different companies are the same, simply because they are either told so, or the main items are listed similarly. This is, in nearly every case, far from the truth. The main items, such as the type of operator, actually represent a small fraction of the full system value. The very best operators on the market are only as good as the supporting components that make up the entire installation. Often the work people do not see is the most important part of any installation. Very much like building a house, if the foundations are not right, even the best house in the world has little chance of lasting. The construction of the gate and support posts themselves are often wildly different. A photograph or a line drawing of a gate can be very misleading. The construction method, the size and type of materials used, as well as the finishing often vary tremendously, giving a great difference in the raw material costs.

An unqualified saving could jeopardise your entire investment!



Automatic Gates

There are a number of operator types to choose from.

The operator is the motorised element that controls the physical movement of the gate either directly or indirectly. The operator usually controls both the opening and closing movement of the gate and is regulated with variable pressure adjustment to suit each installation. Different operators lock open and / or closed. They can lock in both positions or be non-locking in both positions.

Different speeds of operation are available together with standard and non-standard sizes for varied applications. Operators can be visible above ground or concealed underground with manual overrides fitted. The direction of opening and the amount or degree of travel together with the weight of gate and probable wind resistance will also determine the type of operator best suited for each application.

The usage cycle and potential for abuse from natural or man-made conditions will once again suggest which operator is recommended.

AES (SCOTLAND) LTD also offer DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) Solutions.




Electro Mechanical Gate Mounted Operators

The ‘ATI’ motors are extremely strong and able to cope with heavyweight gates. The strength of the ATI motor is achieved by the irreversibly geared worm drive mechanism. All the models can be operated by all the standard CAME accessories e.g. remote controls, push buttons, keypads etc. In the eventuality of a power cut the ‘ATI’ machine has a key operated manual release mechanism.


A common application for the ‘ATI’ series would be to operate a traditional five bar wooden gate. A situation in which the ‘ATI’ series is very useful, is a pair of closed-in boarded gates in an exposed position, where the force of the wind will pose no problems to the strength of the ‘ATI’.

The ‘ATI’ gate operator is a cost effective and efficient way of automating your gates

Electro Mechanical Gate Mounted Operators - ATI Series
 Electro Mechanical Gate Mounted Operators - Krono Kit


The ‘KRONO’ kit is a complete system for a pair of wing gates up to 2.5m each leaf and is most commonly used in small hinge geometry situations.

The motors are worm driven and are very strong and provide very smooth operation.

The ‘KRONO’ kit is a cost effective method of providing a complete automation system for small hinge geometry gates.

The FERNI articulated arm gate operator is designed to automate gates that are hung from large brick or stone pillars. The FERNI can be operated by all the standard CAME accessories e.g. remote controls, push buttons, keypads etc.


In the eventuality of a power cut the FERNI has a lever operated manual release mechanism which is situated on the motor casing. The simplicity of operation of a winding arm machine always ensures the fastest possible operating of the gate. A common application for the ‘FERNI’ motor is a situation, such as a gateway directly on a main road, where the gates’ opening time needs to be as quick as possible.

Ferni articulated arm gate operator


Undoubtedly, the ‘FERNI’ proves to be the fastest and most versatile external electro-mechanical operator.


Electro Mechanical Underground Operators

As its name implies this superb, much copied gate machine is designed to operate in damp, below ground level conditions. It is indeed the most popular machine with the discerning customer, who not only wants a long lasting reliable gate machine, but also does not want to see any type of armature attachment on the inside of the gates.

Frog - Electromagnetic Underground Operator

The ‘FROG’ automation system can be fitted to new gateways or most pairs of existing gates that you may have. AES (SCOTLAND) LTD are able to visit your gateway to professionally ensure that the ‘FROG’ automation system is the best possible solution for your requirement .


Sliding Gate System

  • Conventional Ground Tracked

  • Cantilever

Whenever there is limited space in an entrance, an electric sliding gate which takes up little or no room is the ideal solution.

Whenever the driveway entrance turns sharply to the right or the left and a wing type gate would form an obstruction to the turning vehicle, then an electric sliding gate is the ideal solution.

Whenever extra security is required and the driveway needs to be securely closed off by the electric gate, then the electric sliding gate forms the ideal solution.


Sliding Gate System


The CAME range of electric sliding gate operators has a machine for every size of gate. Residential gates can be opened with the 'BX' or 'BXE' machines and commercial gateways with the 'BK' range or the 'BY 3500' series. The robust and reliable rack and pinion method of operation is very straightforward and can be used on metal or wooden gates.

The sophisticated electronic control panel can be programmed to accommodate timed auto-closure and partial opening to allow just pedestrian access and can accept wired low voltage signalling from the whole range of CAME accessories.

The installation of an electric sliding gate system is a little more involved than any other type of electric gate as it has to have more civil engineering done at the initial stage, but once the correct ground track and/or cantilever roller frames are installed, then the installation follows the same format as with other types of electric gates, continuing with the mechanical engineering stage of gate fabrication and gate mounting, followed by the

final stage of electrical fixing and commissioning. We are qualified and available to survey your gateway to recommend which sliding gate motor and gate will suit best your individual requirement.


Our typical costs for automation only are around: -

Gate Mounted

Residential - £1100.00 (Low), £1500.00 (Average) , £2000.00+ (High)
Commercial - £2000.00 (Low), £2500.00 (Average), £3000.00+ (High)


Residential - £1600.00 (Low), £2100.00 (Average) , £2600.00+ (High)
Commercial - £2600.00 (Low), £3100.00 (Average), £3600.00+ (High)

All prices exclude VAT



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