What’s New in Barrier Gate Operators and Barrier Replacement Arms

What’s New in Barrier Gate Operators and Barrier Replacement Arms

When it comes to controlling the flow of traffic in and out of a specific area, it is helpful to have the most trusted operators working for you. Barrier gates are oftentimes the first line of defense when it comes to controlling traffic, as well as parking situations. These traffic control devices are ideal for industrial set-ups and businesses alike. However, due to the nature of barrier gates operators and their strategic location in parking lots and high-traffic areas, the barrier arms can often become damaged. When you need a new barrier gate operator or a barrier replacement arm, it is helpful to find the right one for the job. When looking for the right barrier replacement arm, don't hesitate to reach out to the knowledgeable team at Trinity Gate & Door. With our wide range of products and experienced team, we ensure you get the security help you need.

To help you get started, take a moment to learn a little more about some of our barrier gate operators and barrier replacement arms:

DoorKing Model 1601 Barrier Gate Operators

One of the highlight features of the Model 1601 Barrier Gate Operator is the specially designed arm that can withstand an impact from a vehicle that fails to stop. If the arm is lowered and a vehicle strikes it, the arm is designed to swing out of the way and the operator automatically shuts down. To reset the system, you merely need to snap the arm back into its place.

The arms for the operator -- and replacement arms -- are aluminum, plastic, and wood and are capable of being set up on either side of the cabinet. This way, it can be mounted on the left side of the roadway or the right side, providing maximum flexibility for installation. The plastic arm comes in 12’, the wood arm is available in 14’ and the aluminum arm is also 14’.

Additionally, when this operator is equipped with a DC convenience open package, the arm will automatically raise itself in the event of a power outage, ensuring no one is trapped within a parking lot.

HySecurity StrongArmPark Aluminum Arms

HySecurity barrier arms operators pride themselves on being reliable and capable of being used in corporate settings, industrial settings and government settings. These barrier arm operators are highly sought after, partially due to the HyProtect™ breakaway arm bracket and kill switch, which can potentially save the cost of arm or operator damage when a vehicle fails to stop or runs into the operator.

When looking for reliable replacement arms for the HySecurity StrongArmPark operators, be sure to find the right aluminum arm that will fit the needs of your situation. The durable aluminum barrier arm is designed to be highly visible and comes with the option of LED lights across the top of the arm and rubber edging. Whether you need the 8' aluminum arm, 9' aluminum arm, 10' aluminum arm, 12' aluminum arm, or 14' aluminum arm, there is one that will fit your particular barrier gate scenario.

Linear BGU Barrier Gate Operators

The Linear BGU Barrier Gate Operator is ideal for traffic control and a variety of parking applications. It is particularly useful in traffic control situations, since the switch selection allows for complete flexibility when it comes to how and when the arm will come down.

Features of the Linear BGU Barrier Gate Operator include a weather-resistant, galvanized steel cabinet with a powder coat finish, an on-board APeX controller three-button control station, a power on-off switch, and more. This operator now includes the integral APeX controller.

There are several different wood arm lengths available to ensure you find the right arm for your operator needs. There is a 10' wood arm, 12' wood arm, and a 14' wood arm all designed to maximize the security features of the Linear operator.

This operator is available in highly-visible yellow coat finish, as well as the more subtle white. In addition, there is the option of getting it with stainless steel powder coated cabinet, which is particularly helpful if the operator is being installed where there is a high concentration of corrosive material or atmosphere.


Whether you are looking to install a new barrier gate operator, need a barrier replacement arm, or are simply looking to learn more about top quality security, the team at Trinity Gate & Door Co. is here to help. As a leader in the security industry since 1979, Trinity Gate & Door Co. makes it a top priority to provide the Greater Northwest with excellent customer service. Give us a call at today at (425) 881 - 3554 for a quote. When it comes to business security and industrial security, nothing less than excellent will do.


Benefits of Advanced Access Control Card Readers: NOVA.16 Securakey

Benefits of Advanced Access Control Card Readers: NOVA.16 Securakey

When it comes to finding the right security system for your residential space, business, or industrial location one of the more popular methods of access control is card readers. Whether you are looking for a proximity card reader, a key fob system, or a swipe card entry system, there is an access control card reader that can fit your individual needs. No matter what kind of area you are hoping to keep secure, the most important step you can take to ensure everything is done the right way is by getting in touch with a team of security experts who know what they are doing.

All you have to do is take a look at the advanced and stellar NOVA.16 Door Access Control Panel by Securakey to quickly realize just how far cards and readers have come over the years. With the ability to control sixteen doors, along with Smart Readers there is no longer a need for cable home runs back to the control panel. Not only does this streamline the process of installation, but it makes it much more versatile when strategically thinking through how best to utilize the card reader system. In addition, this reduces the number of control panels that are needed for a multidoor system, as well as reduces the number of power outlets and amount of space and power supplies it requires. This saves you money not only in the product itself, but in the process of installation as well.  

One thing to take into consideration when finding the right access control system or card reader for your property is the weather. Climates and temperatures can vary greatly from region to region and it's essential you find a security system that can stand up to any weather condition, no matter what. The last thing you need to worry about during extreme weather patterns is if your security system is holding up. The NOVA.16 has communication lines that are protected with gas discharge tube surge suppressors. These exist to help keep all of the vital systems running in areas where extreme weather conditions may occur or where power may fail from time to time.

When looking around for the right kind of access control panel or card reader, it’s imperative you have a team of trusted security experts help you with installation and upgrades. When you find a team you can depend upon to provide only the best quality service and products, you can rest easy at night knowing your security has been managed by the professionals. For over thirty-five years we have made it our top priority to serve the Greater Northwest community for all their security and safety needs. We are a family owned and operated business and believe outstanding customer service − and our outstanding customers − is what's allowed us serve our community for decades.

Cellular Product Highlight: Wireless Keypads

Product Highlight: Wireless Keypads

As technology continues to progress we get to benefit from it with all things security-related. One of the ways advancements are helping keep us secure and safe is the evolution we see in wireless keypads.  We here at Trinity Gate and Door Co. are excited to offer a wide variety of advanced wireless keypads, ones that make your security system streamlined and easy to manage. Curious about some of our newest wireless keypads? Our team is available to help you figure out which one might be the best fit for your security needs.

Elika 460 Cellular Voice Telephone Entry System

When looking for an entry system that doesn't require the connection to a phone line, the Elika 460 Cellular Voice Telephone Entry System has a variety of different wireless options. With the wireless connectivity that comes along with this system you can experience true flexibility and ease of use. It is compatible with the most widely used wireless communication sources around such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G cellular. Whether you use an iPhone, IOS, Windows, or other system, the Elika 460 can function right alongside it. Elika provides you with options, additionally in the remote programming and real-time updates.

Cellular Select Gate

With advanced technology at its side, this gate entry and access control system can be controlled via SMS text, the select gate mobile control app, keypad, card readers, or remote touch tones. The cellular select gate SG3DMCL is compatible with any GSM carrier and an AT&T SIM card is included. If you are interested in using AT&T there are plan options available to you, you simply need to get in touch with AT&T to chat about the choices. This system is an ideal one for night use, with LED lighting. In addition, the keypad is backlit by a blue light and comes along with 1,000 caller ID recognizable phone numbers, 2,000 mix-and-match PINS, cards, and transmitters.

CellGate Call Box Wireless Watchman

This “smart” call box is meant for automatic gates and is compatible with all gate operators. In addition, it comes with a smart keypad, a cellular communications module, and an antenna. The CellGate system can be controlled through a web-based portal, which allows you to create access codes for a fix number of uses, ones that are valid for only certain dates and times, and can be valid for only a certain number of days of the week.  Along with this flexibility in access control comes the ability to view, print, and export the use of the system.  One of the more exciting features about this CellGate system is that there are solar-powered systems available. Along with a solar panel these earth-friendly options are one of the more "green" ways to power your security.

We are proud to provide our customers with the best security options, particularly when it comes to advanced wireless keypads. If you are looking for help installing a new call box or are interested in updating your security system, get in touch with our team here at Trinity Gate and Door Co. You can get a hold of us here via phone at (425) 885 - 3554 or by email at sales@trinitygate.com right away. Our team is ready to provide you with the information you need to know when considering an advanced wireless keypad. We know what will best fit your needs and how to get it as quickly as possible.
Residential Gate Projects: What You Need to Know

rivate residences come in all shapes and sizes. From vacation rental properties, custom homes, private land, gated communities, and even farms and ranches, private property should always remain as private as the owners wish. There are a variety of ways to help ensure your private residence is kept secure and private, and the team here at Trinity Gate and Door specializes in transforming your home or property into the sanctuary of which you've always dreamed.

A private residence—no matter what kind of private residence it may be—is often something that we've worked incredibly hard to achieve in life. It is an investment that means a great deal to us on both a financial level and an emotional level. Vacation homes are where we hold priceless family memories. Ranches are where we raise our cattle and tend precious land. Gated communities are where we raise our families. A private residence is so much more than simply a building or a plot of soil: it is something you want to protect and ensure is kept secure at all times.

One item many individuals look to invest in for their private resident is a gate. There are a wide variety of security gates out there, with everything from different styles from which to choose, to different security levels. You may be concerned with how the gate might look along with your property or style of home. Luckily there are decorative gates that can be customized to fit your design and aesthetic. You can also choose what gate best fits the space you have. There are swing gates, which swing outward to allow cars to pass through and there are also slide gates, which remain along a track and slide out of the way. You can also install a pedestrian gate, for areas of a property that receive high levels of foot traffic.

No matter the type of private resident gate, it's also helpful to find support from a team of security experts, like the team at Trinity Gate and Door. Here we can help you better understand all the options out there and answer any questions you may have about the installation or upgrade process. In additional, we have an in-house fabrication facility, which allows us to control all our own installations while ensuring projects are completed on time.

If you are looking to upgrade the privacy or security of your private residence, take a moment to get in touch with our team of skilled and knowledgeable security experts at Trinity Gate and Door at (425) 881 - 3554. Our company has been family owned and operated since 1979 and we are proud to serve the Greater Northwest community. We understand how important it is to keep our private residences secure and are here to help you feel safe, no matter what.

The Best Hydraulic Oil and Lubricants for Your Automatic Gate

The Best Hydraulic Oil and Lubricants for Your Automatic Gate

When it comes to automatic gates and security systems, smoothness is key. What we mean is this: if you depend upon your gate to open smoothly and close smoothly whenever you call upon it to do so, it should always deliver. One of the ways you can always ensure your automatic gate is ready to operate accordingly is by keeping the working parts properly lubricated and tuned with the right hydraulic oil. These key components will help guarantee the mechanics always work when you need them to work.

While you may assume that all lubricants and hydraulic oils are created equal, the truth is that it's absolutely essential you find the right one for your electric gate. Not only can the wrong lubricant or oil damage the working parts, but it can cause complications that can result in the need for costly repair work. When looking around for top quality lubricants and hydraulic oil you may discover there are a number of options out there from which to choose. Whether you're wondering what amount you may need or the grade of oil you should use, it's important you get the best option out there for your needs.

Luckily, you don't have to figure out your hydraulic oil requirements or lubricant options all on your own. There are experts in the field of automatic gates who can help assess your needs and let you know what your best options may be. If you're on the hunt for hydraulic oil or automatic gate lubricant in the Pacific Northwest, don't hesitate to get in touch with our team of knowledgeable experts here at Trinity Gate and Door. We are proud to offer top quality products to our clients who have trusted us with their security needs for decades.

For example, we carry hydraulic oil MX00970 in 1 Gallon containers. This hydraulic oil is made for particularly extreme temperatures, aiding the function of your mechanical devices in incredibly low or incredibly high temperature environments. When looking for the most optimal performance it's important to use oil such as this one that will be able to function no matter what the numbers are outside.

We are also happy to offer FAAC hydraulic oil in 1 quart bottles. FAAC is one of the leading companies that helps provide industries and residents with automated system solutions and have been doing so since 1965. One of their specialties is gates and access control, which is why they are one of the best places to find top quality hydraulic oil for your gates. This particular oil that we offer is arctic grade, which means it is designed with incredibly low temperatures in mind. This oil comes in a red color.

If you're looking for some expert insight into hydraulic oils and lubricants for automatic gates don't hesitate to get in touch with our team here at Trinity Gate and Door at (425) 881 - 3554. We are ready to help answer any questions you may have about our hydraulic oil and lubricant products and point in the right direction. We understand how important it is for your gates to run smoothly each time, every time, no matter the temperature outside.

DoorKing Recommended Installer in the Northwest

DoorKing Recommended Installer in the Northwest


When looking around for the absolute best access control solutions, there is one name you will encounter over and over again: DoorKing.


With an endless assortment of access control options, gate operators, and top of the line remote software, DoorKing is frequently the sought after solution for security in both residential and business arenas. This company is known for its decades of advanced technology, vision, and safety concerns and is trusted across the board. One of the best ways benefit from this companies achievements is by finding a DoorKing recommended installer. When it comes to security, quality should never be sacrificed. This is why you should only seek out the best team of security experts when you are looking to install, repair, upgrade, or maintain your DoorKing product.


Luckily, if you are located in the Greater Northwest you’ve got the team here at Trinity Gate and Door looking out for you. We are a number one recommended installer by DoorKing and specialize in all DoorKing products and services. We have the skills and expertise to ensure your home, business, or land is protected at all times. Not quite sure what we have to offer? We’ll help introduce you to some of our high quality DoorKing products!


If you’re looking for a way to manage your access control system from a remote location, DoorKing offers numerous PC Programmable telephone entry systems, such as the 1833 PC Programmable entry system. This advanced system utilizes Remote Account Manager programming software, which gives you maximum control for managing large numbers of system users and entry locations. You have the capability of interfacing up to sixteen card readers, as well as restricting which floors certain users have access to when using an elevator. Additionally, you can monitor use of the system in real time, providing you visibility into what is happening right now.


If you’re hoping to find an access system that is a bit more simplistic, be sure to check out the 1506-80 Series Digital Keypad from DoorKing. This sleek and user-friendly keypad is a surface mount unit that has a lit, stainless steel faceplate. Durable and functional, this keypad allows you to use a thousand 4-digit entry codes and six 5-digit entry codes. Functioning on only 16 volt AC power, this handy keypad is an ideal product for those individuals seeking a simple keypad that can get the job done.


When it comes to access systems and security, DoorKing provides some of the most advanced options out there. However, ensuring your DoorKing products are properly installed and maintained should always be a number one priority. Are you on the hunt for top quality DoorKing service and help? Get in touch with us here at Trinity Gate and Door at (425) 881 – 3554 right away! If there is a security product you are looking for, we probably have it. We are proud to serve the Greater Northwest with outstanding service and expertise…the next time you need help with service, upgrades, installations or repairs, we’re here to help.


Advanced Security Software and Mobile Apps

Advanced Security Software and Mobile Apps

 You don’t have to look very far to see the ways advanced technology is changing the world. Lucky for security systems, the advancements are making our lives a little easier. Many security systems now come with options for remote accessibility, meaning you can still access and control your security platform even if you are located somewhere else.

 Some of these functions come as mobile apps and can be downloaded straight to your smartphone directly from the Google Play Store or from the App Store on iPhone. If you’re looking for new ways to make your security systems a little more modern-friendly, get in touch with our team of security experts here at Trinity Gate and Door. We specialize in security products for your private home, professional business, or commercial property and are happy to chat with you about various remote access technologies.

 For example, LiftMaster offers an innovative new mobile app called “MyQ” which provides users with smartphone control of the garage door at home, exterior gates, and even the lighting within their home. While it requires the LiftMaster MyQ hardware and compatible security operations, once everything is aligned you will be able to breathe a little easier every time you leave the house or your place of business. Available at the AppStore and at the Google Play Store.

 Doorking also offers new and groundbreaking mobile app technology with their Digital Lock Manager and Smart Open App. These mobile apps streamline the security access process for Doorking users, including the Smart Open App allowing them to simply hold their phone near a digital Doorking lock and being automatically recognized. With the Digital Lock Manager you can manage the access codes to a digital entry lock. With the ability to easily add and delete access codes and set lock-out times, etc you will be shocked at the ease of security use. Available at Google Play Store.

These incredible advancements in security technology allow individuals to contribute more of their valuable time to the things that matter. Remote access technology and software is a way to efficiently and effectively manage your security systems, whether it is for a private home or a commercial property. A mobile phone in your pocket can transform into a management system to check in on your garage door, business gate, and adjust access codes to an entry system. It streamlines your control and eases the burden of physically needing to be present to ensure your properties are safe and secure.

 As security engineering continues to advance, the software and technology is advancing right alongside it. With everything from computer software allowing us to control our gate systems to mobile apps giving us the freedom to double-check things from the road, there are endless ways you can use modern technology to your advantage. If you’re looking for a team of security experts who can help you better understand all your options give us a call here at Trinity Gate and Door at (425) 882 – 3554. We pride ourselves in serving the communities of the greater Pacific Northwest for the past thirty years and are ready to assist you with any of your security needs. We want to make sure your business or home feels as safe and secure as it possibly can.

HySecurity Crash Gates

Here are some different products each with different crash rated applications. With a variety of choices within different barrier arms, crash gates, and wedge barrier arm operators, businesses have limitless possibilities in finding the right security fit for their particular needs. From private residences to top-level government areas, HySecurity gate operators are the way to go in ultimate security.


When it comes to HySecurity products, each one has a different crash rated application. Many of the choices from HySecurity have been developed to stop vehicles from entering a designated area. For example, WedgeSmart DC utilizes both a mechanical barrier arm and a control wedge that lifts from the ground to prohibit vehicle passing. Other pieces, such as the StrongArmCrash system is a barrier arm dual arm design which prevents large  trucks and passenger vehicles from crossing into a high security area.


Each operator has been tested for millions of cycles before it is finally released to market. This extensive testing, from swing, slide, vertical life, and parking operators ensures that the security you receive with each product is the absolute top of the line. Reliability is paramount at HySecurity and one of the ways they achieve such stellar reliability is by building truly tough products.


HySecurity gate operators are proud to not only meet, but exceed “the perimeter security requirements of hardened crash security, high security, industrial, commercial, parking and access control and residential sites around the world.”


With headquarters near Seattle, WA, our team here at Trinity Gate and Door prides itself in being educated in the different HySecurity gate operators available on the market. In addition, we are happy to stock their products such as the HySecurity StrongArm M30 Crash Barrier.


This top quality piece of security equipment is run by the 30 year proven hydraulic reliability found at HySecurity. With the ability to cycle up to 100 times per hour for one vehicle, you’ll get plenty of use from this piece of equipment. The installation of this top security barrier is both affordable and quick. Trinity Gate and Door is happy to assist any business or residence that may have questions regarding HySecurity gate operators and we are here to ensure you get the best possible security around.


HySecurity barrier arms, crash gates, and wedge barrier arm operators provide you with endless options when it comes to protecting your home or business. Let us help you make the right choice when searching through your HySecurity choices. Get in touch with us over here at Trinity Gate and Door at (425) 882 – 3554 right away. As a team who has proudly served the Greater Pacific Northwest for the past 30 years we are excited to use our security expertise to help your home or business feel as safe as possible. 

What is the TWIC Card? Learning a Little More About Transportation Security

It sometimes feels like the world of security is always evolving, with advancements being revealed constantly. This is particularly true in the world of transportation security, and we here at Trinity Gate and Door make it a top priority to always stay educated and informed on the advancements in the security world.

One way we’ve seen security transform in transportation over the past decade is the emergence of the security biometric card called the Transportation Worker Identification Credential card (or, TWIC). It is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act. This card was a way for the U.S. Coast Guard to help provide access for port workers and mariners to secure areas of both vessels and ports. It remains an effective method of identification and security and is used in our local region of the Puget Sound by areas run by the Maritime Transportation Security Act.

When it comes to the TWIC card, cardholders have gone through an extensive background check in order to ensure they are cleared for high security areas. The TWIC card can be read by a card reader, which is something we know a lot about here at Trinity Gate and Door. We specialize in card reader systems and frequently assist in the sales and installations of these advanced systems, which makes us all the more passionate about the TWIC card.

In addition, with advancements in card technology, the TWIC card is embedded with a template of the cardholder’s fingerprints. This method of streamlining the security process is especially helpful to ports and maritime vessels since it now allows individuals to move freely in certain areas, unescorted. If you have recently begun some kind of contract work for a maritime facility or other, the contract should outline whether or not you are required to obtain a TWIC card. Those who are able to apply for the TWIC credential are U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens in certain immigration/non-immigrant categories.

The Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) is managed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and it is the TSA who will perform an extensive background check on individuals to then approve the card. While we here at Trinity Gate and Door are not able to issue the TWIC to individuals, we believe in being educated on all matters security related and are here to help answer any questions you may have regarding the TWIC card.

When you find yourself looking for more information about the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) feel free to get a hold of our team here at Trinity Gate and Door. We specialize in all things security and are proud to assist our customers with understanding the way security matters affect their lives. With our expertise regarding TWIC, as well as our history of offering outstanding service to the community of the Greater Northwest for over 30 years, there are few security questions we can’t answer. So the next time you are interested in learning more about the TWIC card, connect with our experts at (425) 881 – 3554 today. We’re looking forward to speaking with you!

High Quality Access Panels for Card Readers

High Quality Access Panels for Card Readers

As technology advances in all areas of life, one area that has undoubtedly benefited everyone is the area of security. Over the course of history mankind has made great strides in finding new, innovative ways of keeping what we hold most dear as safe as possible. Luckily, we now have the ability to safeguard our businesses and homes with advanced devices. One of the best ways to determine who is allowed to get in and out of an area is by utilizing access control panels with card readers. Our team here at Trinity Gate and Door has numerous card reader products that are both reliable and efficient. We are passionate about helping our customers find the right access control systems for their specific needs.

With the ability to program specific information into the system, current key reader access control software can determine who is allowed access to what space and when. In addition, they also can store the history of use, creating informative reports on the system activity.

A product we're proud to offer here at Trinity Gate and Door is HID's EntryProx™ stand-alone reader. If you're looking for security that would fit a remote location or a small installation, this is the product for you. One of the reasons it's so ideal for remote applications is the ability to configure this to monitor with an online system. Sturdy and durable, this system can be mounted indoors or outdoors and is designed to be weatherproof and vandal-proof. Hoping it can be programmed for a large number of users? This system can batch-load up to 2,000 HID cards or keytags with a single keypad command sequence.

If, however, you're looking for an access control system that is better suited for medium-range applications then look no further than the ProxPro® With Keypad 5355-HID system. This proximity card reader is an excellent fit for anyone looking for a larger read range.  These sturdy control systems are also built for all different weather, with the ability to be mounted either indoors or outdoors. In addition, this system is designed to consume low amounts of power while still being exceptionally reliable. If this sounds like a product that might fit well with your business or home, get in touch with us here at Trinity Gate and Door and we can help you take the next steps.

Technology advancements have created incredible innovations in all areas of life. From the health sector to our communication devices, it's impossible to ignore the ways in which technology has affected our everyday lives. While we might not all be able to agree on the benefits of all this technology, we can certainly agree on one thing: advanced security technology is a good thing. If you're looking to invest in a top quality access control system get in touch with us here at Trinity Gate and Door at (425) 881 - 3554 right away! Our team of security experts are here to help answer any questions you may have regarding our products. Not quite sure what your business or home might need? We can help!

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