High Visibility Automated Gates

Automated warning signage

Our story

Versilis 1st SwiftGate & SwiftSign installation was completed on the Louis-Bisson Bridge in Montreal in the early 2000s. The objective of this project was to reduce worker exposure to live traffic using automated traffic control during the managed lane operation.

Versilis was born to solve a safety concern. In the early 2000s, Versilis’ sister company, QMB Barrier Systems, started operating a movable barrier contract (Road Zipper), which required the left lane of a high-speed facility to be closed 3 times per day. The risk associated with QMB’s daily worker exposure to live traffic was high. A team of engineers was put together to develop an automated lane closure system consisting of automated signs and gates. As the first generation of Versilis solutions was later deployed, it proved to increase the safety and efficiency of this daily operation. From then on, the team never looked back. Versilis was created to carry the innovation forward and bring the system to market. 

More than 15 years later, this movable barrier project still uses the SwiftGate system, 3 times per day. While Versilis’ team has grown and the solutions have evolved, the objective remains the same: Safety. Having demonstrated its capability on a number of automated access control projects across North America, Versilis is observing a high increase in demand. The future is bright for the company as it enters into a new chapter of international deployments and new product development.

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