FAQ

What is important to look for in a security gate & fencing company?

  • Do they have a contractors license? Access Control Systems has 4 (see below).
  • How long have they been in business and how many installations have they done? Access Control Systems opened in 1989 and has done over 3,000 gate installations.
  • Do they have a dedicated service department that answers the phone? Access Control Systems does. This is important because every system requires maintenance and service down the road.

Why is it important to use a licensed and bonded contractor?

Access Control Systems is a licensed contractor  (License #  766487), license by the California Contractors State License Board.  We carry 4 licenses.

Class Description
B GENERAL BUILDING CONTRACTOR
C10 ELECTRICAL
D28 DOORS, GATES AND ACTIVATING DEVICES
C13 FENCING

How do I select a gate design?

We recommend that you look at the gate gallery and find an example that you like. Then, fill out the contact request form or call us and ask about the design # that you like and ask questions about, e.g. Will this gate fit in your location? Should it be a swing gate or slide gate? What kind of gate finish should you use? Do you want to change the curve, height, or picket sizes? Do you want different ornamentation?

What areas do you work in?

Access Control Systems builds fine gates and automates them in the following areas: Sonoma County, Marin County, Napa County, Lake County, Contra Costa County, Solano County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County.

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What if I want a camera or surveillance equipment?

We install CCTV equipment for your outside entrance area. It can be pinhole, surface mounted, color, black and white, or infrared. And, we can hook it to your TV system or we can put in a dedicated monitor. We can add a DVR or recorder for video recording. We can also tie into internet networks to view over an intranet or the internet.

Do you do custom gates?

Yes, we do custom ornamental iron gates of all kinds; we also do wood gates mounted to steel frames. We have a line of prefabricated gates, and we can purchase ready made gates from others such as chain link or aluminum.

What kind of gate openers do you recommend?

We recommend gate operators by Doorking, Elite , Liftmaster, Viking, FAAC, and Apollo.

Does Access Control Systems repair damaged gates ?

Yes, we specialize in fixing damaged gates and gate systems. Gates are routinely hit by cars requiring repair. Often times we can repair a gate on site with our mobile welding trucks. Depending on the extent of the damage, it may require the gate to be transported by us back to our shop for repair.

What kind of finish (paint or other) can I get on my gate?

  • Full line of primed and painted colors to choose from.
  • Powder coated finishes for long life. (3 step process for marine environments)
  • Rust finish with accelerated the oxidation process applying an acid wash after fabrication.

Do you do wood fences, deer fencing, chain link fencing and wrought iron fencing?

Yes. Access Control Systems does fences as well as gates. We have a fencing contractors license to go along with our other licenses.