Safety and Liability Concerns
The American Society for Testing and Materials and Underwriters' Laboratories have established standards for automated gate systems. These standards were established for the safety of the public which is interacting with automated gate systems. An educated gate installation/service company should be aware of these standards and follow them a closely as possible.
Many companies that install automated gates are not aware of these standards or do not follow them. Failing to follow these standards, increases the likely hood that someone could be injured by the gate, therefore, increasing the gate owners liability risk.