An open gate on an elevated mezzanine level is a serious safety concern that could result in an employee falling and sustaining severe injury, including broken bones, lacerations, or even death. For every elevated application where an open gate situation could occur, an early warning device such as Wildeck’s EdgeAlert Open Gate Alarm system could make all the difference. When properly installed, the EdgeAlert alarm will signal an open gate condition with a highly visible flashing light and a loud audible alarm.

According to Hubert A. Schlegel, Director of Marketing at Wildeck, “The EdgeAlert Open Gate Alarm is a must-have device that can help protect personnel, increase facility safety and reduce the costs associated with injuries and lost time accidents. Every elevated gate that could inadvertently be left open should have an EdgeAlert™ alarm installed today!”

The EdgeAlert alarm is easy to operate and can be installed on new or existing swing gates, slide gates, tilt gates or scissor gates. It includes a 120 VAC plug-in power supply and can also be powered by (4) long life alkaline “D” cell batteries, which are not included with the device. A Single-Pole, Single-Throw 30V, 2A, 60W Relay Output is provided for connection to other alarms or safety controls. A dual-channel processor system is self-monitoring and will display a “fault” signal if a sensor or wiring problem is detected.

For maximum visibility at elevated and ground levels, amber-colored LED lights are located on the front and back of the alarm enclosure. When a gate is being used for daily activities, workers may choose to silence the EdgeAlert alarm for 120 seconds by pressing the “Snooze/Acknowledge” button. Once an open gate has been closed and secured, users can reset the EdgeAlert alarm by pressing the “Snooze/Acknowledge” button, or simply opt for the automatic reset mode.

“Our patent-pending EdgeAlert™ Open Gate Alarm system represents Wildeck’s market leadership position as a manufacturer of more safety products and options for storing, lifting, and guarding equipment than any other U.S. manufacturer,” Schlegel said.

Wildeck, Inc., based in Waukesha, WI, is in its 39th year as the largest manufacturer of industrial steel work platforms (mezzanines), VRCs (vertical reciprocating conveyor), and safety guarding products. Wildeck products are “Made in USA” and are used for the safe and efficient handling, storage, and protection of materials and personnel. For nearly four decades, the company has grown through a dedicated and experienced network of customer-service-oriented dealers and systems integrators, nationwide.

According to Schlegel, “No other manufacturer offers such a strong portfolio of storing, lifting, and guarding products to improve operations. Whether it’s our new EdgeAlert Open Gate Alarm system, automated vertical lifts (VRCs), custom designed mezzanine platforms, or our full line of safety guarding products; Wildeck offers a level of quality and craftsmanship that customers won’t find anywhere else.”

For more information on the patent-pending EdgeAlert Open Gate Alarm system, or the complete line of Wildeck and Ladder Industries products and services, call 262-549-4000, email, visit or