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New Surveillance Camera Installation at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

New Surveillance Camera Installation at San Diego Zoo Safari ParkIt goes without saying that technology has undoubtedly become a significant factor in everyday life, with more and more innovation sprouting up each day. With things like security and safety being in the forefront of every business or public gathering space, it is only natural that camera and sensor technology is starting to truly revolutionize the experience of guests as well as staff safety protocol at zoos across the globe. Our team at Automated Gate Services is happy to announce that we have recently performed a successful surveillance camera installation at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

The Condor Cam

Inside the socialization habitat in the California Condor Breeding Facility located within the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, we have installed a camera inside a nesting box. The beautiful condor is unfortunately on the endangered species list, so the installation of a condor cam such as this brings about a rare look at the nest and social habits of this majestic bird.

Web camera technology is excellent for helping zoos and other facilities to stream exhibits, which bring viewers an up close and personal look at animals like the condor that they may not be able to see otherwise. A web feed is also an excellent way to help promote facilities like the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and share such exhibits like the condor enclosure with people who are located all over the world. Not only does this generate a great deal of awareness but it also helps to bring about beneficial promotion for the zoo and much-needed foot traffic.

Our Services

At Automated Gate Services, we provide a wide range of equipment options that are helpful for both residential and commercial property security purposes. Regardless of the size or scope of the project, we have the trained technicians to help tackle your professional installation. Whether the project is as delicate as a condor cam in a nesting box or you want to have a surveillance camera placed outside your garage or office building, we are happy to talk with you about getting you the installation you require.

We are excited to have been a part of the surveillance camera installation at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and we look forward to helping you with your surveillance needs. Contact us today at Automated Gate Services by calling (888) 428-3711, and we can set up a time for a consultation.




Automated Gate Installation Service & Repair Company near Anaheim

Automated Gate Services, Inc. is prepared to be your automated gate installation service & repair company near Anaheim. We have been taking care of automated gates for southern California businesses and gated communities since 1980, and have recently added overhead doors to our repertoire. Our already highly skilled and experienced team of field technician have taken the necessary training to add this new aspect to taking care of access points into your establishment.

For more than thirty-eight years, Automated Gate Services has been taking care of perimeter services, entry gates, telephone entry systems and more. One perimeter service, of which we are especially proud, is the installation of eight Liftmaster commercial slide gate operators for the Ivanpah solar thermal power project, which provides energy for more than 140,000 homes. We give every project on which we work our best professional attention, but some projects just make you glad to have been a part of it. This installation at Ivanpah Dry Lake is one of those. California, with its open spaces and frequent sunny days, has long been the home of solar power production, beginning with the ARCO solar plant in Carrissa Plain, built by Pacific Gas and Electric in 1979, which powered 2500 homes. My, but solar energy production has come a long, long way.

If  you would like to learn more about Automated Gate Services, Inc., automated gate installation service & repair near Anaheim and other parts of southern California, call (888)428-3711 for information. We not only install gates, doors, and opener systems, we also offer maintenance service programs. If you have a monthly preferred preventative maintenance agreement or participate in our Emergency Service Membership and have an after-hours emergency with your automatic gate, we will discuss it over the phone. If it cannot be resolved with a few directions, we will then dispatch a technician to troubleshoot the difficult.


Why is Preventative Maintenance Important?

Preventative Maintenance Service For Automatic Gates

One of the most important choices you can make for your business or gated community is that extra layer of protection, such as an overhead or automatic gate. Not only does an automated gate add aesthetics and monetary value to a property, it can help residents in a gated community feel secure, as well as employees, clients, and vendors when it comes to a place of business. As a gate or other piece of equipment is an investment, as such you want to protect it and keeping it looking its best throughout the years. When it comes to automatic gate preventative maintenance service, Automated Gate Services, Inc. knows what it takes to keep your gated entry and access control equipment functioning for years to come.

One of the most important checklist items is to keep the gate clean. During a preventative maintenance service our certified technicians regularly check for debris around the gate and operator. Depending on the type of gate you have, leaves, sticks, and brush will need to be removed on a regular basis. In addition to cleaning up debris from your gate opening, it is equally important that we clean out the inside of your gate operator. Dirt, leaves, rodents and insects can find their way inside disturbing key functions of your electronic components.

It’s also wise to have a professional check on the electrical components of the automated gate regularly. During our scheduled preventative maintenance service whether monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual, our technicians test many important aspects of your automated gate to ensure safety devices are functioning, reversing loops are detecting and that emergency access key switches are operating.

Finally, another “must” is to always keep the gate lubricated. As your gate swings open and closed many times throughout the day or week, you want to make sure the moving parts are lubricated to keep it in top working order. Not all lubricants are the same and recommended for use on automated gate components. A great benefit to having a regularly scheduled preventative maintenance service with Automated Gate Services, is that you will minimize costly and unnecessary service repairs due to lack of routine maintenance and care.

To learn more about preventative maintenance service for gates, or to hear about the many service plan options we have to offer, call Automated Gate Services, Inc. today at (888)428-3711. You’ll be glad you did.


Update: Alex Ruiz on the Road to Recovery

We recently shared the story of Alex Ruiz, an incredible young man who was traumatically injured during a high school football game. Thank you to all who donated to help support him and his family during this challenging time. They are still accepting donations should anyone want to contribute.

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We would like to share an update with you on his journey. The following is an article from The Press Enterprise.

Despite Amputation, Ex-Temecula Linfield Quarterback Hopes to Play Again

Former Linfield Christian School quarterback Alex Ruiz had a small group of people with him the day doctors amputated his right leg below the knee.

There were his parents, Michael and Shirley Ruiz, and his grandfather, Guy Miali. And then there was someone who wasn’t a relative but a person he’d grown closer to since suffering a life-changing on-field injury — football coach DeChon Burns.

“Our relationship has gone a lot deeper than coach and player,” Ruiz said. “It’s practically family.”

Ruiz, who underwent a successful surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 26, hopes he’ll be seeing more of Burns this year.

He plans to return to competitive sports — including football.

“I want to play at the highest level,” Ruiz said.

Adjusting after amputation
Before his injury, Ruiz, a junior, was second in the league in passing yards and first in tackles.

On the 15th play of an Oct. 6 game against Ontario Christian High, Ruiz tried stepping over a player with the ball in his hand but was brought down by opposing players, which caused him to dislocate his right knee and tear an artery.

After undergoing surgery after the injury, Ruiz learned that hours without blood flow below his knee resulted in the loss of function in his foot. He chose partial amputation and a prosthetic leg rather than keeping his leg but walking with a limp.

In the days before the more-than-four-hour surgery, Ruiz said he thought about what it would be like if he didn’t get the amputation.

Then he looked at his limp and knew what he needed to do.

“I’m completely confident this was the right decision,” he said.

The first thing he did after waking up was remove the blankets and look at his new leg, staring at it for a while before thinking about his future.

“This is the new normal and this is the beginning of me trying to play again,” he said.

The soreness he endured was one of the most painful experiences of his life, Ruiz said, but his weeklong stay in the hospital wasn’t all bad.

Ruiz’s meal of choice — a meal from Raising Cane’s featuring three chicken fingers, French fries, Texas toast and lemonade — was brought to him everyday by friends and family.

Ruiz left the hospital Saturday, March 3, and returned to school Tuesday, March 6. The past few months have taught him a lot.

“I was very impatient before,” Ruiz said. “I wanted to make everything happen as soon as it could. This has showed me that I’m not in control of everything.”

He planned to visit a prosthetist Thursday, March 8, to pursue getting a prosthetic for daily use and another one for football.

“I need it as soon as possible,” he said.

Can he play again?
Ruiz said he wants to resume playing a variety of sports next season.

Burns said Ruiz will have the chance to compete for a spot on his football team.

Ruiz still has the support of Chicago Bears’ tight end Zach Miller, who suffered the same injury as Ruiz last year.

“He’s kinda pushing me to go for it,” Ruiz said. “I’m still pushing him to continue playing in the NFL.”

More recently, Ruiz got a call from former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. The football player-turned-minor-league baseball player told Ruiz to not let anyone treat him differently because of his injury, Ruiz said.

After graduation, Ruiz plans to attend college and study business, communications or journalism in hopes of becoming a sports analyst or TV show host such as ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.

Meanwhile, an online fundraiser has been launched to help Ruiz and his family pay for the prosthetics and other costs.

If Ruiz achieves his dream and plays in a football game next season, Burns said he’ll probably “break out in tears.”

“It will probably be one of the most ecstatic days of my life — right up there with getting married and having my children,” he said.

Thank you to all who donated to help support him and his family during this challenging time. They are still accepting donations should anyone want to contribute. 

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Read the original article here online. 


Help Support Alex Ruiz on the Road to Recovery

We are sharing a special request with you all in support of an incredible young man.

Alex Ruiz was traumatically injured during a high school football game, and as a result will undergo amputation of his lower leg. Please consider sharing this story on your Facebook page and support this local family to help them offset medical expenses.

Alex is one amazing kid facing some huge challenges in the days ahead and every donation, no matter the size, will help. Please give today!

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Valued customers,

The team at Automated Gate Services wishes you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We thank you for another wonderful year and look forward to continuing with you in 2018.

Our business hours will vary slightly during the upcoming holidays. Please make note of the following changes to our normal business hours, and contact our office if you have any questions.

Holiday Hours
Friday, December 22nd  |  7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Monday, December 25th  |  Closed for Christmas
Friday, December 29th  |  7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Monday, January 1st  |  Closed for New Year’s day

“For a child is born to us, A son is given to us; And the government Is upon His shoulder; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6


Happy Thanksgiving

Automated Gate Services wishes you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve each of you, and it is truly our pleasure to do business with you. We hope we can look forward to our continued relationship for many years to come.

Our office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.

We will resume to normal business hours Monday, November 27th.


Searching for Automatic Gate Telephone Entry Systems: Installation, Service and Repair in Orange County

Automatic Gate Telephone Entry Systems: Installation, Service and Repair in Orange County

Those searching for automatic gate telephone entry system installation, service and repair in Orange County have a great deal of homework ahead. There are many different systems with levels of capability and complexity to suit almost any business or residence.

Here’s a great way to sort it all out: start with needs.

  • What does the business or residence need the system to do?
  • How many people will use this system?
  • What level of security is required?

The answers to these questions will narrow the options and make decision making easier.

Telephone systems are incredibly powerful and flexible, allowing visitors to speak directly with an office or resident in the building to gain entry or allowing for many different visitors to each have a unique access code. Considering basic needs first will help define the system requirements for an installation.

Thereafter, there are many options to consider. For example,

  • Does the entry point require a directory, and should that be digital or on paper (or both)?
  • Does it require an automatic hold-open, to ensure that the gate remains open during certain hours?
  • What about email notifications that give management or security real-time information on the use of the gate?

Many systems also offer an intercom function, allowing visitors to communicate with a doorman, concierge or security officer. Features like this will likely be determined by existing resources.

  • Is there a doorman, concierge or security office at the building? What hours do they operate? Can they field calls during business hours? What about at night?

There are also technical issues to consider, such as whether the unit will be programmed on-site, or whether remote programming is required.

No matter what the needs and the size of the system, it is important to get solid guidance on product selection and installation from a professional company that has done this work for years. If the answers to these questions aren’t coming easily to you, a veteran installer can save a great deal of time and money, offering recommendations based on experience. This company can also be invaluable when it comes to maintenance, service and repairs.

Automated Gate Services Inc. has offered automatic gate telephone entry system installation, service and repair in Orange County for three decades, helping thousands of customers choose and install the right system. To speak with an experienced professional, please call (888) 428-3711.