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Ensuring Gate Safety

To make gates in your communities as safe as possible, Underwriters Laboratories (a global independent safety science company dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments) has updated its safety standards for automatic gates, known as UL 325. The new 2016 standards require that in addition to safety devices such as photo eyes and/or sensing edges, gate operators bearing the UL Label must stop working if the safety devices are not functioning properly. LiftMaster has updated its entire line to meet and exceed the safety standards set by UL 325, to ensure you are providing a compliant and safe gate system to your homebuyers.

Here are a few tips when specifying gate operators in your communities


Gate operators located at the entrance and exit must meet the 2016 Underwriters Laboratories’ UL 325 standards, to be considered safe. “LiftMaster redesigned its line of automatic gate operators to work as a UL 325 compliant system,” said John Villanueva, vice president of marketing, LiftMaster. “Each product delivers best-in-class safety and security features, which are vital for a secure community.”

Installation and Maintenance

Gated communities offer homebuyers increased peace-of-mind, knowing their families and households are safe and secure. To strengthen this mindset, ensure your communities’ gates and access systems have been professionally installed by a safety-trained dealer.

Mitigating Risk

Utilize UL 325 listed gates and access systems to ensure safety in the homes and communities you build. Take advantage of LiftMaster Gate Operators that feature a battery backup system, so the gate will continue to operate properly in all conditions, even when the power is out.

Dawn Marshall, a community manager at FirstService Residential, who currently manages 10 properties in the Las Vegas area noted that, “Standards like UL 325 are extremely important for gated communities, and are needed to ensure safety. It’s critical to have an understanding of how to stay current on the latest safety and security regulations, and LiftMaster is a great partner in doing just that.”

With these helpful tips, you can ensure your communities gate systems are compliant, safe, functional and secure.

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