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American Access Company is the #1 contractor for automated gates in Des Moines. Our gates vary in types, length, weight, horsepower, configuration, voltage, phases, and cycles. Because we design and install automatic gates of all kinds, you can pick the one best suited for your residential or commercial property. Learn more.


One of the great conveniences of an automated gate opener is that they function similarly to a garage door opener. When you press the transmission button, the device sends a radio frequency code to your gate. Also like a garage door opener: you can attach the transmission device to the visor of your car. Here at American Access Company of Des Moines, we sell gate openers that can be programmed to send individual codes, track usage, and manage time zones. Learn more.


So what can our automated gate accessories do? These devices have been designed and engineered to close gates and keep opens gate in the fully open position. They can also stop a closing gate before it completely shuts and then reverse it so that it returns to the fully open position. Accessibility is provided thanks to loop detectors. The loops themselves are installed underneath the pavement, the detectors adjusted for frequency and sensitivity. Learn more.



As the #1 automated gate contractor in Des Moines, we design and install customizable gates for residential venues. Homeowners can look through our products and accessories – and work with our team of expert designers – so that the gate they receive is the one needed for protecting their driveway. In addition to enhancing security, an automated gate in Des Moines boosts curb appeal and, potentially, property value. Learn more.


High security fencing is in demand not only in Des Moines but across the entire nation. Prisons, airports, substations, military bases, data centers – these facilities and more require fences and vehicle restraint systems to protect their infrastructure, their personnel, and their visitors. American Access Company sells and installs a diverse range of high security technology, from state of the art fencing to concertina wire to further deter intruders. Learn more.


Do you need automated gate repair in Des Moines? How about maintenance for gate openers and access systems? Here at American Access Company, our employees are carefully trained to know the ins and outs of access control technology – and specialize in both contemporary and older systems. Did we also mention our vast inventory? Contractors and DIY homeowners in need special parts to fix an automated gate will find everything they need here. Learn more.

Benefits of Access Control & Automatic Gates


Of course, security is the #1 reason for installing an automated gate in Des Moines. With such a strong barrier that opens only for authorized personnel, you can more easily keep out intruders and unwanted solicitors. American Access Company's selection of access control devices also includes cameras and intercoms -- allowing you to screen and approve visitors individually.


Proper gate installation and maintenance is essential for security and safety. Here at American Access Company, we are dedicated to the best safety standards, ensuring your automated gates in Des Moines are properly installed and maintained. After all, keeping out unauthorized personnel helps protect family, personnel, visitors, etc. in addition to property.


American Access Company recognizes our customers' desire for privacy. Having a sturdy gate helps prevent solicitors and unwanted guests from trespassing on your property. A gate also provides a sense of security in the sense that it separates a home from the busy streets.

Curb Appeal

Did you know that installing an automatic gate on your Des Moines property can potentially raise your curb appeal? American Access Company's customizable gates can incorporate landscape designs, specific coloring, monograms, etc. Talk to our expert designers to configure a design suiting the aesthetic of your property.

Property Value

American Access Company’s automated gates, barrier arms, and high security access control can potentially increase the value of your Des Moines property. Buyers are more likely to notice—and favor—property with an easy-to-use barrier at the entrance. Basically, automatic gates benefit you in the present moment (security for your home or commercial facility) and again in the long run (when you’re ready to sell).


While insurance is not always at the top of property owners’ lists when they decide to install an automated gate, enhanced security can potentially result in a lower premium. Some insurance carriers will recognize that boosted security reduces the likelihood of your property being vandalized, or damaged. Lower premiums are another potential long-term benefit of hiring American Access Company to install your automated gate.

American Access Company designs and installs automated gates, gate operators, barriers, and access control. As a division of American Fence Company, we are the Midwest’s largest installer and reseller of automatic gate components. Our highly trained staff also performs gate maintenance and gate repair. In addition to Des Moines, our service area includes Waukee, West Des Moines, Newton, Indianola, Clive, Windsor Heights, Ankeny, Ames, Grimes, Granger, and Polk City.

Our staff is assembled and trained and our in-stock inventory of parts is growing. We stand ready to assist you. Request a Free Estimate today!

What is Access Control?

Access control is an automated gate system used to control who has access to your property in Des Moines.

The types of automated gates American Access Company specializes in includes swing gates, slide gates, and cantilever gates. Our products are ideal for both residential and commercial properties in Des Moines. Be sure to check out our selection of accessories, all of which further boost your security.