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Gate Systems for Homeowners

Filed in Blog by on April 17, 2020 0 Comments
Gate systems are perfect for residential homes. They keep homeowners safe while providing privacy and security by securing the property.

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At MFR Corp, we work with all types of clients to install gate systems on their properties. Whether you own a large manufacturing plant or just want to keep your house safe, we are here to help. No project is too small for us! Our gate systems are state-of-the-art and offer several important features. As a homeowner, you may be wondering what type of benefits you can get from installing a gate system at your home. Read on to learn more about what these gates do and how they can help your home.

Security for Homeowners

First, the gates provide security for homeowners. The gate can run around the perimeter of your property and have an access control system in the front. This way, no one who shouldn’t be there can enter your property. This is ideal for homeowners who live in a high-crime area. It is also perfect for homeowners who have a lot of land and may not be able to monitor their whole property at once. Homeowners can rest assured that no unauthorized person will be entering their property. The gates are designed to be wired to the telephone line so that homeowners will receive a call when someone is trying to get through. In addition, the gates can have a spot for a card reader or an access code so that no one can get in without the proper credentials.

Safety for Kids and Pets

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In addition to providing security, the gate systems also provide safety for homeowners, their kids, and their pets. The gates can surround the property and prevent kids and pets from running out of the yard and into the street. Parents can rest assured that when their pets and kids are playing outside, they will stay safe and on the property. In addition, this is a perfect option for kids who love to play games like soccer and kickball. They will never have to worry about their ball flying out of the yard and into the street.

Gate Systems Provide Privacy

The gate system also provides homeowners with an enhanced sense of privacy. The gates are tall and make it difficult for a passerby to see directly into the property. Out gates come in various colors and finishes, which lets homeowners decide which one looks best on their property. Feel comfortable relaxing in your backyard or on your front porch, knowing that you have an increased level of privacy.

Secure Entry Point for Renters

A gate system is also a fantastic option for homeowners who rent out their houses on platforms like Airbnb and VBRO. It provides homeowners with a heightened level of security because they know that whoever is coming onto their property has to go through the gate first. Since the gate is connected to a telephone entry system, the homeowner has the right to accept or deny anyone who is coming through. This is a good way to ensure that previous renters are not trying to come back onto the property. Another option is to have the gate installed with a keypad so renters can type in an access code. Send the access code to each renter the day that they will check in. Once they leave, change the code so that they will not be able to come back onto the property.

Keeps Salespeople Away

Another benefit of a residential gate system is that it keeps salespeople away. These are the people that go door-to-door trying to sell things. Not only is it frustrating to have salespeople knocking on your door all the time, but it also infringes on the safety of homeowners. It is not safe to have random people coming up to your house and knocking on your door. This is especially true if you have times where your older children are staying home by themselves. Instead of telling your kids not to answer the door, they won’t even have to worry about the situation arising. The salespeople will not be able to get through the gated entry.

Features of Our Gate Systems

At MRF, our gates are high-tech and designed to protect you and your family. Each gate system has a polyester powder coating to help protect the gate from weathering. In the long run, this will also keep the gate from corroding. In fact, the gates have been tested with one-year exposure to South Florida weather, and they retained 88% of their gloss. They also contain salt spray resistance, which is helpful for families that live near the ocean. The gates have been tested with salt spray, humidity, cold weather, hot weather, and more! We are so confident in the durability of our gates that we offer a 20-year warranty that the gates will be rust-free.

When you’re getting a gate system, there are various options to choose from. These include single swing gates, double swing gates, single horizontal slide gates, and double horizontal slide gates. The gates are secured by connecting to a telephone line, an access keypad, or a card reader. These built-in safety features ensure that the only people getting on the property are those who are supposed to be there. Another fantastic feature is the vehicle presence detector. This feature has an automatic closing timer with an adjustable time delay so that all vehicles make it through in plenty of time before the gate closes behind them. The gates also have an obstruction detection device so they will not close if they sense something is in the way.

A gate system is the perfect addition to your residential property. It provides many important safety features for you and your family. For more information about the gate systems and how they can be installed on your property, contact us today.

 

 

3 Gate Systems To Consider For Your Home or Business

Filed in Blog by on October 3, 2019 0 Comments

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Are you considering adding a fence and gate system to your home or business?  There are many benefits to doing this, like security, privacy, and setting boundaries. With MFR Manufacturing Corporation, you are guaranteed to receive the best gate and fence system customized to the needs of your residence or business. We offer many different fence and gate solutions for every application, and we work alongside architects, engineers, contractors, owners, and facility managers to ensure that product integration is secure and appropriate. There are many benefits to installing a gate system in your fence, but you want to be sure to choose the right one for you. At MFR Corp, we offer three main gate systems that could suit you.

Swing Gates

Your gate system entrance is your first chance to prevent any unauthorized or unwanted visitors. Swing gates offer protection by acting like a door that can swing open side-to-side. They offer either a 90- or 180-degree radius. Because of this, they may take up more space than a gate that opens left-to-right. However, they are also more flexible and easier to use. This is what makes them a popular choice for residential fences. Swing gates are also beneficial for controlling the traffic flow of commercial and industrial areas, such as transportation hubs, airport terminals, and large event venues. A swing gate offers protection against intruders, which makes it a popular choice for these particular businesses or homes. Typically, a swing gate should not be chosen for a high-traffic vehicle entrance due to the swing radius.

Cantilever Slide Gates

A cantilever slide gate is also a common choice for an entrance gate. These are popular in both commercial and industrial settings in search of more security. Typically, they will have an access keypad or guard, allowing security allowance before visitors gain access. These gates operate reliably, have low overall costs, and require minimal maintenance over time. This gate is moved sideways using rollers or wheels on the gate posts.  Many businesses with a strict perimeter or boundary use cantilever slide gates to enforce security policies.

V-track Slide Gates

The V-track slide gate system is a common design in commercial facilities. This gate moves sideways and aligns parallel with the fence when fully opened. As a result, it allows vehicles to easily enter without taking up additional space. The V-track enables the gate to slide open and stay in alignment. Because it uses a track, it may require more maintenance than a trackless slide gate, which makes it more suitable for areas of high security with less traffic flow.

Try A Gate System from MFR Corp

Great gates should be reliable, easy to use, and strong.  At MFR Corp, all gate systems are made to meet the needs of our clients, which is why we offer many customizable choices for each gate system.  It is important to consider space, purpose, traffic flow, gate opening speed, and level of security you want for your home or business.  If you are considering a gate system for your home or business, call us today at 815-318-0843 for a free consultation and estimate.

The Best Gate System for Your Business

Filed in Blog by on May 15, 2019 0 Comments
When you are looking for the best gate system for your business, turn to MFR Corp. for the ultimate selection in gate systems. We have the premier gate choices for your commercial property. These are the types of gates that may work well for you.

Available Systems

We have several different types of systems available, according to your needs. We can also create a custom gate to your exact specifications. Look over this list to see which gate may suit you best.
  • V-Track Roller Gates
  • Oversize Vehicular Gates
  • Trash & Equipment Enclosure Gates
  • Cantilever Slide Gates
  • Swing Gates
  • Custom Manufactured Gate Solutions
  • Motorized Gate Operators
  • Access Control Systems
Our gates make the wisest investment for businesses. They are secure and solid, made of high grade steel that resists wear and tear. Each one of our systems can be fitted with a hydraulic powered operator for convenient use. We can customize the design of the gate to fit your brand or logo.

Customizing Your Gate System

You also get to select the type of infill panel for your gate. We have a selection of infill panels for our fence systems that will work for your gate. You can also choose from custom options like solid metal, wood or pickets. 

For the finish, we recommend a powder coating. It provides a high quality finished surface. Powder coating has excellent durability and retains its attractive appearance over the years. You can be assured because our powder coatings are environmentally friendly. This is a better choice over a liquid paint application because it produces no volatile organic compounds, creates less waste during production, and lasts much longer. 

A Low-Maintenance Choice

When you are selecting the best gate system for your business, you want a gate that won’t require much upkeep. Our sturdy, powder-coated gates need little to no maintenance. The finish resists corrosion, so it is a great choice for high traffic areas. The gate parts are made of high-quality materials that will not need to be replaced for a long time.


With everything you need to manage in your business, low-maintenance gate systems are essential. That’s why you can count on MFR Corp. to provide the best selection for you. We will consult with you about the system that’s right for your needs.

Making Your Choice

When it’s time to select the system you want, you can contact us for a consultation. We will visit your site and talk with you about what you need. Then we will create technical drawings according to our measurements. We will show you the drawing of the gate, which you will critique or approve. After you sign off on the drawings, we will proceed with the manufacture and installation.

If you need an upgrade to your current gate, be sure to check with MFR Corp. about the best options for you. Call 815-552-3333 to speak with our staff. You can also send us an email at [email protected]