Industry Standards-UL325 & ASTM-F2200

New regulations set for the gate industry are designed around safety features to protect from personal or equipment entrapment and injury issues or claims.  There are very few power gate opener systems currently installed that meet these standards.

Codes Referencing UL- 325 & ASTM- F2200

  • International Building Code (IBC) – 2009 Edition and later
  • International Fire Code (IFC) – 2009 Edition and later
  • International Residential Code (IRC) – 2012 Edition and later
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2200 – The standard addresses construction and installation standards for all types of gates as well as  specific details for each type of gate.

Regulated By:

Underwriters Laboratory (UL)

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)


Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation

Requirements for all Gates

  • Gates are to be provided with auxiliary supports to prevent a gate from falling over more than 45 degrees from its vertical plane. (para 4.2)
  • There should be no protrusion greater than one-half inch on the bottom vertical edge of the gate. No protrusion may have sharp edges regardless of length.
  • Allowable protrusions are top pickets and top decorative designs; gate locks, wheels and positive stops on horizontal slide gates; bottom retainers in Class IV horizontal slide gates; and positive stops at the top of vertical lift gates.
  • Barbed wire cannot be installed at a height lower than six feet, and barbed tape cannot be installed a height lower than eight feet for a gate panel intended to be automated.
  • Automated gates need to have all gate latches disabled.
  • The gate must be balanced so that it does not open or close on its own when disconnected from the operator.
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