Five Counties Automation Ltd.


Five Counties Automation Limited was formed in 1987, specialising in the design, supply, installation and after sales service of all forms of automatic gates and traffic barriers; together with associated access control packages.

Located in Atherstone, Warwickshire, our customer base includes Local Authorities, large PLC Companies, major Banks and domestic clients all over the UK. We have installations in Birmingham, Nuneaton, Coventry, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and London to name just a few.

Choosing the right equipment is best carried out after a detailed consultation with one of our surveyors, if preferred at your premises. During these discussions, we will explain the innovative technology available and the advantages that will arise from specifying a bespoke package.

Hinged Gates

Hinged Gates are regularly specified for domestic & residential applications.

A wide range of designs, operating methods and accessory packages are available with hinged gate systems, allowing a specification tailored to each clients individual preferences.

Several operator types are regularly used on hinged gates, typically electro-hydraulic and electro-mechanical units installed onto the rear face of the gate (pictured above).  They work in a pushing and pulling cycle.

Alternatively underground operators, (pictured left) are available as electro-hydraulic and electro-mechanical units, installed into the floor under the heel of the gate.  They  use a pivoting motion to open and close the gates. 

Sliding Gates

Sliding gates are generally specified for commercial and industrial applications, but domestic designs can also be used to good effect.

Single or double leaf arrangement, with or without floor track - all provide a variety of designs to compliment particular site requirements.

This type of gate is considered to be more secure than hinged gates.

A comprehensive range of operators are available to accommodate gates weighing up to 1800Kg.


Whatever system you choose we can incorporate a range of accessories to operate and enhance your automation experience.  We can supply and install radio control, pushbuttons, intercoms, card readers, digital keypads and key-switches configured to your requirements.


At Five Counties Automation Limited we have always regarded the safety of our automation equipment as an important factor when specifying.  It is more important now than ever before, with new government guidelines and regulations being introduced at regular intervals.

All of our equipment is installed with this in mind, with the pressure or torque settings being adjusted within regulation requirements whilst still providing an effective security system.

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