How Much Does an Automatic Driveway Gate Cost?--Understanding Price Ranges
There are many factors that can affect the cost of an automated gate.
The type of gate that you have installed is a large factor.
The cheapest type of security gate is a basic chain link swing or slide gate. The most expensive type of gate is an artistic double swing gate made of steel with hand painted accouterments.
The type of gate opener you have installed is another large factor. Typically electro-mechanical 12v DC powered gate openers are the cheapest, and hydraulic openers are the most expensive.
Furthermore, whether your gate automation system is installed as a basic push to open/push to close system, or has vehicle detection devices, safety devices, voice communication, keypads, card readers, and cameras installed is another factor affecting price.
A Rough Price Guide
Generally, we find that the absolute lowest priced systems are in the $4,000 to $6,000 range.
The next step up is usually around $6,000 to $10,000, with many gate systems coming in at around $12,000 to $17,000.
The most artistic systems with masonry columns, double swing artistic gates, architectural lighting, hydraulic gate openers, vehicle detection, safeties, voice communication and cameras come in at around $25,000 to $40,000 and up.