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Creating Timeless Gates Designed to Last a Lifetime

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44 Year Tradition of Precision Craftsmanship

Like a fine watch or a storied automobile, the precision milling and advanced technology of gate development has become as much art as science. A well designed gate using the best mechanical and controls can significantly outlast a gate that is less refined, built to a lower standard or utilizes mechanical that is under-powered or cheaply produced. With out apex focus on customer experience including longevity, reliability and beauty, we use only the finest materials including steel made in the United States and operators as well as domestically designed and manufactured openers and access control systems vetted to be reliable over extended time, in demanding environments. Our products are built here in Northern California and produced by a team of artisans who have hundreds of years of combined experience. Our specialized teams are as comfortable with the forge, hammer and anvil as they are with board level programming, access control systems, RFID and Bluetooth access technologies.  

What You Should Expect in Working with A&D

Professionalism and experience are at the core of our offering. Having worked on the gates for the largest companies, property managers, developers CEO’s and celebrities, we have experienced the widest gamut of gate requirements of any gate company in Northern California. Our deep level of experience allows us to look critically at your project, ask the right questions and insure the right issues are addressed. We create a project for which you are proud, and which meets the ever-changing building codes and community requirements necessary to insure your project’s success. Here are the four key pillars to our engagement process.


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Our field survey looks at desired outcomes of the project, design, topography, city and site requirements, access and functionality


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We will outline the findings of our site survey and if the desired outcomes meet approved site requirements, we will let you know what we propose and the investment to advance the project to our projects team.


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Our projects team includes a project manager that has no less that 20 years in the industry and is acutely aware of site considerations and project planning for minimal site disruption and excellent ongoing communication.


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Our fabrication team generates drawings for approval and begins expertly crafting your gate while the technical team begins the process of programming and installing integrated on-site technologies to operate your safe perimeter.


Types of Gates A&D Specializes in Installing & Servicing

Bi- Folding Gates | Slide Gates | Swing Gates | Barrier Arms | Tandem Stacking Gates | Tilt-Up Overhead Gates | Cantilever Gates | Pedestrian Gates | Automated Bollards

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The Access Control Leader for Global Connection and Management

Cellular Based Access Control | Full Motion Video Access Control | RFID Access Control Systems | Barcode Access Systems | Wireless Entry and Access | Cloud Based Access and Control Systems


Gates A&D Installed 40 Years Ago are Still in Service Today

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The Gate Company That Helped Define Global Access Control in Silicon Valley

The company installed it’s first gatepost in 1975. A&D is founded by Art Hird, who still oversees operations and complex designs today as President. Over the years we have installed gates at iconic buildings like the Transamerica building and Apple Park and we have installed gates for iconic people in the music, entertainment and sports industries. As the company grew we expanded into two locations while expanding our capabilities in Redwood City and Tracy. Our project teams have installed over 4,500 gates throughout the bay area and as far as Arkansas. We still provide service to many of our original gates which have stood the test of time and still operate with full integrity. As we have continued to grow, we strive to be the earliest provider in the Bay Area to release new technologies, new materials and new methodologies, advancing to be the most forward-thinking provider of perimeter security installations.

Art Hird | Founder

Art Hird | Founder


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