Automated Gate Systems
Designer School

Automated Gate Systems Designer School will be offered at FENCETECH 2020 in Salt Lake City. The schedule will be announced on the FENCETECH page later this year.

Automated gates are a popular form of convenience and security for homeowners, businesses and property managers throughout the United States. Especially today, with an elevated concern for safety and security, many seek the added protection of limiting access to property while enabling residents, employee and other authorized individuals to easily enter and leave the property without delay.

However, automated vehicular gates are not for amateurs or Do-It-Yourself hobbyists. These systems are the job of professionals from the initial design of the gate to its final installation. The hazards associated with improperly designed automated vehicular gate systems can be deadly and knowing the safety standards that exist to protect end users, pedestrians, children and others who may come into the contact with the gate is critically important to the design phase.

This School Covers the Following:

Anyone who designs automated vehicular gates is encouraged to attend this two-day school, which covers:

  • UL 325 for automated gate systems
  • ASTM F2200 and an Introduction to M.U.T.C.D. – Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Types of Gates
  • Types of Gate Operators
  • Introduction to Electrical Wiring
  • Access Control Devices
  • Vehicular Detection Systems
  • Failure Options
  • High Security Applications
  • Site Considerations

Certification Option:

At the conclusion of this school, attendees have the optional opportunity to sit for a certification examination administered by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA). This requires a separate registration and fee for Automated Gate Systems Designer Certification. This application is available at

Who Should Attend?

This school is for individuals who design automated vehicular gate systems for either residential or commercial customers. It is also recommended for sales professionals in the automated gate industry.

General Information:

For more information on Automated Gate Systems Designer School, contact Todd Thomas at, or by phone at 828-291-1579.