Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Automatic home and garage doors simplify entry and exit without requiring the driver to go outside. This is especially true in bad weather. Control is carried out with a remote control, the operating range of which is 50 m and can be increased due to the antenna. In enterprises, automation optimizes the checkpoint, allowing you to control the flow of numerous cars entering and leaving the territory. According to the opening configuration, the gates are sliding (on rollers), swing, sectional, swivel and roller shutters (they drive up or fold). Our rating of the best manufacturers will help you choose high-quality gate automation, which has collected TOP-10 companies with positive customer reviews and good product characteristics.
- Rating of the best manufacturers of gate automation
Rating of the best manufacturers of gate automation
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In the first place in the rating is an Italian manufacturer of automation, which produces goods not only for garages, yards and territories, but also deals with the complete automation of building management. The product range includes motors with brackets for swing gates, opening systems for sectional overhead gates, motors with control units for sliding leaves. In terms of power, automation and actuators are designed for both household and industrial use. The brand has been operating since 1972 and today has 480 official dealers in 118 countries, including Russia. Buyers especially praise the Axi Brown line in reviews, which has no protruding parts and is designed to be installed on gates that closely press against the columns when swinging open. For forged products, the manufacturer offers a separate Krono series, which merges as much as possible with twisted rods.
According to our experts, this is the best manufacturer in the rating due to the combination of the dimensions and power of the motors. A small automation is capable of opening a sash weighing 1000 kg and 8 m long.
- there are drives for 220 and 24 V;
- adjustable opening time;
- automation is available for all types of configurations of metal products;
- the weight of the sliding doors can reach 3500 kg;
- convenient control panels.
- high price;
- the opening angle does not exceed 90 degrees;
- for high-quality fastening of the brackets, embedded elements in the columns are required.
The second place in the rating belongs to another Italian company FAAC Group. The brand with automation has been represented on the global market for over 50 years. The manufacturer has its own research center, where developers are working on new types of drives and other parts. In total, the company owns 42 of its own patents in this area. The concern has 32 branches on five continents, as well as 80 official dealers, so buying original products with the Made in Italy mark will not be a problem. Consumers in their reviews note the possibility of powering the automation from a backup battery, which is practical in case of a power outage. But you can also open the gate manually by removing the lock.
Our experts liked the manufacturer for the presence of underground drives, which is not the case for every competitor in this rating. Such models are poured into concrete under the gate, and act as support hinges. Due to the presence of motors, they open and close on their own at the right time. Concealed installation does not spoil the design, does not take up space on the outside and does not limit the movement of the canvases.
- an extensive dealer network across the CIS and Europe;
- automatics serve for 10 years or more;
- there are electromechanical and hydraulic actuators;
- the equipment is designed for a sash width of 1.8 to 7 m;
- automation for 24 and 220 V.
- high price;
- the remote control is quickly overwritten (no inscriptions on the buttons are visible);
- rubber buttons sometimes break;
- consoles from other companies are not suitable for frequency (only 868 or 433 MHz is needed).
In the third step of the rating is again an Italian manufacturer, which began its activity in 1990. For almost 30 years of history, the products managed to enter the world market and became one of the most recognizable brands in the field of automation for gates, barriers and other access control devices. The manufacturer is constantly working to improve products, therefore the automation is equipped with functions of smooth start and stop, the ability to connect a backup power supply, the distribution of the leading and trailing roles or partial opening for pedestrian passage. Judging by the reviews, the manufacturer's automation is simply programmed and serves properly, but the gate must be grounded, otherwise, in the event of a breakdown of the motor winding, the voltage will be transmitted to the shutters.
In our opinion, the manufacturer deserves a place in the rating due to the presence of a super-powerful operator for sliding gates weighing up to 1200 kg. Not all competitors can afford this. Despite the weight of the sash, the opening or closing speed is 37 cm in 1 second. This is optimal for enterprises on the territory of which large equipment enters, and a large opening and fast execution are needed.
- there are drives of all types;
- especially narrow form of linear mechanisms;
- the set includes two control panels;
- automatics have self-diagnostics;
- an unlocking mechanism for manual opening is provided (if there is no electricity).
- high price;
- not all motors are designed for frequent use (up to 9 cycles per hour maximum);
- operating temperature -20 … + 40 degrees is not suitable for northern regions.
The fourth in the ranking is the manufacturer Marantec. Its products are called Comfort and are divided into series according to numbers 200, 300, etc., which determines the power of the equipment. Nearly all products are equipped with Blueline technology, which reduces energy consumption. Reviews of the manufacturer Marantec show that customers love the design of the products. Equipment cases are made in black or white, which is convenient to combine with the general exterior of the fence or facade. There are interesting vertical drives in the form of columns with heights of 1.3 and 1.6 m, which saves space along the fence.
According to our experts, the manufacturer deserves a place in the rating of the best due to the presence of automation that operates exclusively from batteries. Such equipment does not depend on 220 V power supply and has its own battery. The control panel always shows its status and the need for recharging. If desired, you can connect a solar panel to it and the entire device can independently operate from solar energy. This is important for spacious areas or remote objects, so as not to pull wires to them.
- all products are tested and certified;
- series for industrial and conventional gates;
- quiet engine operation;
- soft start and deceleration before closing;
- Energy Saving Technologies.
- high price;
- on the official website, low-quality photos that make it difficult to choose;
- sliding gate automation series 860 and 880 in huge sizes.
In the fifth place in the ranking is another Italian manufacturer, which began its activities in 1981. Today, the company has 5 factories that produce products with the inscription Made in Italy, and goods are sold in 100 countries around the world. A separate achievement of the manufacturer was the development in 2010 of a digital Brushless motor and an assisting digital controller operating at a low voltage of 24 V. Other companies were able to achieve this later, so for some time Roger supplied its motors to competitors Came and Nice. In the reviews, consumers boast of the high security of the radio channels of automation from unauthorized interference – only the owner will be able to open the gate. Thanks to the installation of an additional antenna, the operating range of the automation can be increased up to 150 m, which will allow opening the doors in advance, without stopping before entering.
We have placed the manufacturer in the rating due to the production of operators capable of handling sliding gates weighing up to 2.2 tons. The manufacturer also offers the organization of lifting roller shutters for garages with an opening area of up to 16 m², which has few analogues among other TOP-10 participants.
- high quality and long service life;
- products have been tested in Russian realities for 10 years;
- silent operation of electric motors and belt drives;
- protection against magnetic interference;
- black and gray cases for different designs.
- sometimes the buttons of the key fob in your pocket are pressed accidentally;
- flimsy plastic of the control unit case;
- high price.
The sixth in our ranking is the German manufacturer Hormann. He produces automation for all types of gates. The equipment is equipped with BiSecur radio technology, which is capable of requesting information on the state of the sash. The equipment has an obstacle recognition function and will stop the course of the web if it collides with a car or a person. A distinctive feature of the manufacturer is the release of remote controls with a varnished surface, which prevents plastic rubbing and helps to maintain an attractive appearance of the product, despite many years of operation. The company gives a 10-year warranty for some of the actuators, which emphasizes the reliability of the automation.
We have included the manufacturer in the rating, because in addition to automation, he also produces the gates themselves. This is convenient for global changes or new construction, where you can order custom-made gates, equipped with any kind of automatic control. Customers in reviews especially like the lift-and-turn models, which do not take up space outside and inside the garage.
- complete set with two consoles;
- 10-year warranty for automation;
- silent plowing;
- compact design of lever drives;
- open 50% faster in time than competitors.
- high price;
- weak technical support;
- sometimes settings go wrong and you have to reprogram.
The seventh step of the rating is given to a domestic manufacturer, which appeared in 1994. The company is engaged in the manufacture of gates and doors, as well as automation for them. Among the systems implemented, in addition to swing and retractable ones, there are roll ones that save space near the entrance. The catalog of the company contains automatic equipment even for hangar doors with spans of 10-20 m. Many buyers like the elegant design of remote controls with a thin body and the removal of control keys to the top, which they report in reviews. These devices are able to check the status of the gate, indicating whether they are closed or open, which is practical in bad weather, and allows you not to go outside for visual control.
The manufacturer was ranked as the best in the production of automatic equipment for operation in severe frosts. Numerous reviews and videos show that the equipment works properly in Irkutsk and Kemerovo at an outdoor temperature of -35 …- 40 degrees. Other manufacturers from the rating do not all have similar automation that can function correctly in extreme weather conditions, so residents of cold regions should pay attention to the products of this brand.
- individual adjustment of the closing and opening phases;
- silent work;
- remote status check;
- ergonomic shape of the remotes;
- temperature range -40 … + 50 degrees.
- high price;
- galvanized components can be rusty;
- all outdoor products in black.
The eighth place in the rating is given to the manufacturer Chamberlain Group, which owns the German brand LiftMaster. The company was founded back in 1906 and today has industrial facilities in Canada, the USA and Germany. The manufacturer specializes in the production of automation with DC motors and the ability to self-diagnose the system. A three-channel remote control is provided for control. Developers are constantly experimenting with actuators, testing new versions of belt and chain drives. All models can be adjusted for ride comfort by influencing the tractive force from 16 to 100 kg, which affects the responsiveness. When colliding with an obstacle, an automatic reversal is triggered, so a car or an animal caught in the opening during closing will not be harmed.
We put the manufacturer in the rating, since each set of executive equipment comes with a 40 W light bulb, which turns on immediately when the shutters move and continues to shine for another 150 seconds after stopping. This allows you to comfortably drive into the garage or courtyard gates without using external lighting of the territory or room.
- feedback to control the gate position;
- compact axial drives;
- industrial and household series;
- setting the travel limits;
- electronic self-diagnosis.
- it is difficult to buy a spare remote control;
- radio control breaks down;
- the official website is in German only;
- there are models with plastic gears.
In ninth place in the ranking is BFT, whose manufacturing facilities are located in China. Products under this brand are distinguished by a low price compared to other competitors (about 50-60% cheaper). But despite the availability, the quality remains high. The manufacturer offers automation with the ability to adjust the plowing speed, deceleration and acceleration functions, power supply from a single-phase network and a backup source. The advantage of the brand is its own development EELink, which programs the system (blocks, key fobs) and remembers the entered settings, saving them on a mobile device. If the hardware fails, the owner will not have to mess around for a long time – just download the data from the mobile PC and everything will be restored.
According to our experts, the manufacturer rightfully takes a place in the ranking due to sensitive photocells. They help to stop the movement of the sash not at the moment of contact, as with other manufacturers, but a few centimeters from an obstacle (for example, a car body), which will not only prevent dents, but also protect the paint. The cost of gate automation from this company is one of the most affordable.
- black and gray cases;
- detailed installation instructions;
- Fast-net fastening technology for quick installation of automation on any gate;
- work with 220 and 24 V;
- backup power systems.
- bulky remote controls;
- do not produce equipment for roller shutter models.
Another brand, well known in the world, concludes our rating. Beninca has factories in different countries, including Russia. Available automatics for gates contain devices for garage and industrial structures, sliding and swing doors, as well as additional accessories (flashlights, blocks, consoles, barriers). Customers in the reviews like that the gate does not need to purchase a lock – all drives keep the doors tight and prevent unauthorized opening. At the same time, if the light is turned off, it will be possible to leave the garage using the key that releases the lock. The well is protected with a plug so that water does not accumulate there when the gate is operated in the yard.
The manufacturer is ranked among the best for the release of stylish signal converters. They are offered in various colors and can be placed up to 100 m from the gate itself, for example in a house. This allows, leaving the room, to start the opening of the gate of the yard or garage, and not use the pocket key fob at this moment. For sliding gates, the manufacturer also offers automation with the ability to move a sash weighing 4.5 tons. Not all firms can provide this.
- there are linear, lever and axial drives for swing gates;
- ultra-thin telescopic attracting devices;
- quick setup of equipment via a portable device;
- unlocking the gate with a key.
- the button may not work from the first press;
- the arrangement of keys in a vertical row on the remote control is inconvenient (especially pressing the bottom button).
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.