Automatic Gate Resource Center Demystifies Driveway Gates for Consumers
Automatic Gate Resource Center (AGRC), a new online resource dedicated to educating consumers and leading them by the hand through the, up-until-now, esoteric world of automatic driveway gates, launched earlier this month to an appreciative and receptive audience of gate industry pros and consumers alike.
Seattle, Washington – Automatic Gate Resource Center (AGRC), a new online resource dedicated to educating consumers and connecting them with professional driveway gate installers to create beautiful and safe automatic gates, launched earlier this month to fill a conspicuous gap in its field.
"Every day we hear the same types of questions from new customers: ‘How much does an automatic gate system cost?'; ‘What type of gate would be best for my driveway?'; ‘I don’t even know what my options are,’ they’ll say," shares Josiah Fuerte, co-founder of Automatic Gate Resource Center (www.automaticgateinfo.com). "There hasn't been a central place for consumers to easily find the answers. Before AGRC, everything available online was speaking in the language of a technician and not of a consumer,” he adds.
The most common question Fuerte hears from consumers is regarding cost. "Even when consumers do manage to decipher the technical gate jargon they come across in their online research, they are hard-pressed to find a ballpark price for different automated gate systems," he says; “It’s not uncommon for customers to have sticker shock because they had no idea what to expect going in to a meeting with a gate installer."
Automatic Gate Resource Center (www.automaticgateinfo.com) was developed with the consumer front of mind. The site’s many articles answer questions most consumers have about gate systems, are written in a jargon-free style, and lead consumers by the hand through the, up-until-now, esoteric world of automated gates.
Bill Grant, Seattle Branch Manager at Controlled Product Group says, "I have never seen anything that compares to AGRC. AGRC's user-friendly website guides the end-user from the design process—covering access control requirements and all safety concerns including UL325 and ASTM F2200—all the way to contact with their future installing dealer."
The newly launched site features a number of short, often witty, information-packed articles such as:
- "How Much Does an Automatic Driveway Gate Cost?: Understanding Price Ranges;"
- "Avoiding Injury or Worse: Gate Safety Devices;"
- "Thinking About Installing an Automatic Gate--10 Steps to Get Started."
The site also offers a free tool that lets consumers design their ideal gate system and subsequently view the typical price range of such a system. Once customers have connected with gate installers and are ready to select from among them, they can benefit from the site’s free tool that lets them rate and compare contractors on more than just price (the article “10 Tips for Choosing a Company to Install Your Automatic Gate” explains why price is but one, small consideration in choosing an installation company).
Fuerte has been a security gate installer for nearly two decades, running his own gate installation business for the most recent ten years. He noticed that, although customers were finding gate installation companies online, ironically, they weren't finding the answers they needed online to design and price out a safe gate system and to make educated purchases. He founded Automatic Gate Resource Center with his business partner partly as a way to solve this problem.
"We took great pains to write a clear mission and funneled all of our efforts into achieving that mission," Fuerte says. Fuerte seems to be right as AGRC’s stated mission, "...to connect educated consumers with quality trade professionals so that they can work together to create a quality and attractive automatic gate they can both be proud of," is in evidence throughout the site.
About Automatic Gate Resource Center (AGRC)
Automatic Gate Resource Center (www.automaticgateinfo.com) is a comprehensive online reference on automatic driveway gates. We’re here to help consumers conduct research, and to design and get a high quality, safe, and beautiful automatic gate system installed.
Our ultimate aim is to connect educated consumers with quality trade professionals so that they can work together to create a quality and attractive automatic gate they can both be proud of.
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