Hurricane Season Security Tips for Residential Gates in Fort Myers, Fl


Its hurricane season again! Remember last year, in total there are 18 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. Now this year, sixteen named storms with eight hurricanes are forecast by experts of Colorado State University for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Possibly four of the hurricanes having Category 3 to 5, with sustained winds of at least 111mph will pass through Florida areas.

Notably last year, Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Elbow Cay in The Bahamas with 185 mph winds, which its devastation was enormous and monstrous. Power outages, chaos, and a high rise in reports of burglary and looting were recorded. Most residences who have no gates and fences are the most vulnerable and susceptible to such criminal acts.

Though a sad reality of life for hurricane-prone areas, it is common for them. Probably, some years are worse than others, however, it is always best to be prepared and ready anytime.  As such, personal safety is a top priority.

In the event, if ever hurricane passes by your area, possibly if ever you are required to evacuate, your house would be left unguarded, vulnerable, and fragile. Probably, your doors and windows are strong and durable enough against burglary, however, these modern-day thieves are becoming unpredictable, cunning, and smarter, you can never tell.

Why Install a Residential Gate?

Residential gates are physical security barriers that are still the most effective forms of home security. It creates a barrier between your home and intruders which provides to be a deterrent or a means of buying more valuable time for any home invasions.

The need to secure your property is a necessity in many neighborhoods. Creating barriers between your home and the outsides can add up complexities and budgeting, but such essentials are necessary one has to pay for security and protection.

Action Automatic Door & Gate, since 1981, has been providing homeowners and businesses with the highest quality products and service of garage doorsopenersgates, access systems, and commercial door systems in Southwest Florida, offers some tips on how to choose the right residential gates, especially for this upcoming hurricane season in Fort Myers, FL:

Tip No. 1: Good Looking Appeal

An attractive looking residential gate will create a lasting first impression, practicality-wise why just spend your money on your home that offers protection if you can also increase your home value for future sale.

With hurricane season coming and probably you may have the right budget, then the best option would be to consider a customized security gate made for your taste.

Action Automatic Door & Gate has a variety of gate styles for you to choose from. Our Design Team will walk you through a consultative process to assist you in choosing the right gate style, color, and size for the entryway of your home or business that fits your style and design. 

Tip No. 2: Prioritized Protection

Every time hurricane comes, so are crimes of property break-ins and vandalism. Especially for most holiday homeowners who are away for most of the year due to the hurricane season, the need to secure properties are more essential than ever.    

While burglar bars may provide temporary protection, it is better off to have security gates to delay entry of thieves or would-be burglars from breaking into your home.   


Tip No. 3: Motorized and Manual Operation

While residential security gates may offer additional protection, there could be times when they leave you open and exposed to attack like manual gates. Homes with manual gates are vulnerable when you walk and open your gate, assailants or criminals can jump and attack you at the least you expected.

Consider The Elite Series® SL3000UL slide gate system model, remotely controlled with its Security+ 2.0™ technology used exclusively in LiftMaster remote controls that provides double the range of standard remotes so you don’t have to wait at the gate to access your property. 

Action Automatic Door & Gate has a variety of slide gate system models to choose from:

  • Med-Duty DC
  • LiftMaster SL585 Industrial Grade
  • HS670 Heavy-Duty Hydraulic
  • LiftMaster SL930
  • VSL595 Variable Speed Heavy-Duty
  • SL595 Heavy-Duty Industrial Grade
  • SL585 Industrial Grade

Tip No. 4: Control Traffic Flow

For commercial and industrial gate systems it is essential to control and manage the traffic flow in your facility or warehouse to improve productivity and increase work downtimes within the working environment. Whenever vehicles or trailer trucks enter or exits your warehouse you can control the traffic flow and enhance your security measures, who may have access or restricted to your facility.

Mega Arm and Mega Arm Tower models are DC-powered, high-performance additions to the LiftMaster® family of gate operators. Ideally best to improve traffic control and management of security access, its heavy-duty motor supports 6,000 cycles per day with an open or close speed of 2.5 seconds making this barrier gate best for high cycle commercial applications.

Another model is the Mega Sprint Tower High Traffic DC Commercial Grade, featured with a built-in battery backup provides seamless operation of the gate operator and all DC control and sensing devices in the event of a power loss (900 full cycles on battery backup with a 12 ft. Barrier arm). It is designed with a 24V DC motor and is recommended for parking garages and or similar environments.

Tip No. 5: Budget Friendly

For customized residential gate systems, the cost is a common concern. Affordability and practicality-wise become more critical when you want the best protection for your family at the lowest price. It is smarter to search the web first, and do some digging around like in public reviews, testimonials, and social media comments before deciding for your ideal residential gate.   

Action Automatic Door & Gate’s CSW24VDC model is your low-cost and budget-friendly swing gate solution, engineered for more than a million cycles in high-traffic heavy-duty applications and ideal for the most demanding swing gate environments. Access your property or facility easily and conveniently, with its MyQ® Technology you can monitor and control your gate from anywhere and get in quickly and securely with the built-in interference eliminating Security+ 2.0™ radio.

Highly economical and affordable, we have a variety of swing gates models by LiftMaster for residential and commercial applications are available:

  • RSW12VDC Residential-Light Commercial Grade W/Battery Backup
  • LA400DC Residential Grade DC Linear
  • LA412DC Solar Powered Linear
  • CSW24U 
  • LA500DC 

Tip No. 6: High-Quality of the Gate

In choosing for the right residential gate, select a company that offers high-quality materials, passed safety standards, and quality control requirements to ensure it provides the best quality product and service for your safety and your family. Additionally, choose companies that offer ‘peace of mind’ quality guarantees so that you are insured and protected against shoddy works.

Considering if you may have decided the kind of residential gate ideally best suited for your home residence, let Action Automatic Door & Gatea division of DuraServ Corp., who has been providing homeowners and businesses with the highest quality products and service of residential and commercial gate systems in Southwest Florida, help you make that dream gate come to a reality.

Whether you’re looking for security, privacy, traffic control or all of the above, our parking access control and traffic solutions come with advanced features and state of the art equipment to help you manage vehicles quickly and easily at our Fort Myers Gate repair, Fort Myers Gate service, Fort Myers Access control, and Fort Myers new gate.


We also have the best garage accessories available including Lifestyle ScreensHyloft Garage Organization Solutions, and Deco Vac Garage Vacuum Systems. We keep your garage functional and beautiful.

Call to Action (Phone Numbers, email):  

  • Lee County: 239-768-3667
  • Collier County: 239-643-3667
  • Charlotte County: 941-627-0150
  • Southwest Florida: 800-375-3667

To know more about us you can also make a scheduled service, or make a request quote.

Service Areas: Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, Marco Island, Naples, Port Charlotte, North Port, Punta Gorda, Venice and Sarasota

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