1601 Parking Control Barrier Gate Operator

The Model 1601 is for high-usage single-lane vehicular traffic control. Typical applications include commercial, industrial, gated communities and apartment complexes.

1601 Parking Control Barrier Gate Operator

High-usage Single-lane Traffic Control

A quick 2.5 second rotation opening time along with rugged construction and multiple optional features make this 1601 a versatile answer to many parking control problems. The 1601 is available in white or gun metal gray finish. These Operators are designed so that they can be mounted on either the left or right-hand side of the roadway. An optional battery-powered Convenience Open option is available, which provides a method to open the gate if AC power is lost. The 1601 Operator is designed for single-lane (14 ft. max) vehicular traffic control in high-traffic commercial and industrial applications.


Optional Battery-Powered
Convenience Open
Suitable for High-Cycle
Commercial & Industrial Use
Barrier Designed for
Single-Lane Control



Apartment Complexes & College Residence Halls
Commercial & Industrial
Gated Communities
Mixed Use Buildings
Parking Facilities
Self Storage

Product Features



Octagonal Lighted Signal Arm


The DKS Octagonal Lighted Signal Arm is the newest option for DoorKing’s 1601 & 1602 Barrier Gate Operator. While lowered the aluminum Arm is lit with red LEDs sending a clear signal for drivers to stop. When raised the LEDs transition to green — easily alerting drivers when to pull forward.



DKS Pedestrian Protection System

In today’s busy world, people often forget to pay attention to their surroundings and can inadvertently place themselves in harm’s way. DKS Barrier Gate Operators offer a Pedestrian Detection & Protection System that knows when to allow the Barrier Arm to come down – or not. Protect the integrity of the parking facility and prevent those inadvertent accidents from happening. After all, you have better things to do than deal with liability problems.

WARN Beeper / Operate Beeper

Beeper will beep 2 times before lowering arm ONLY when the TIMER times out. If using a down loop, when it gets activated, it will cancel the timer and lower arm WITHOUT beeping.
Beeper will beep 2 times before lowering arm EVERYTIME.

Folding Arm Kits

For low ceiling applications.

Battery-powered Convenience Open

Option available provides a method to open the gate if AC power is lost.

Perimeter Access Management System

Automatic sequencing inputs for use with Slide and Swing Gate Operators.

Left or Right Hand Mount

Operators are designed so they can be mounted on either the left or right hand side of the roadway.

Technical Specifications

12′ & 14′ Maximum Arm Lengths

Left or Right Hand Mount

Compatible with 4 Arm Styles

Arm Rotates 90° in Approx. 2.5 Seconds

1/2 HP Continuous Duty Motor

  • 1/2 HP continuous-duty motor.
  • 115, 230*, 460* VAC.   (*230 and 460 volt units use a step-down power transformer to achieve 115 volt operating voltage.)
  • 40:1 gear-box running in a continuous oil bath.
  • Arm rotates 90° in approximately 2.5 seconds.
  • Class II, III and IV applications.
  • Compliant with UL 325 and 991.  ETL Listed.  (Note: To be compliant with UL 325 and industry safety guidelines, entrapment protection devices need to be installed with this gate operator.  Your professional DKS system installer can provide you with more details on these devices and on current industry safety standards.)
  • Dimensions (operator only): 15.25″W x 39.5″H x 14.75″D.

Reporting output provides operator data to a DKS 1833, 1835, 1837 or 1838 access control system (requires 2358 expansion board)


Aluminum Octagonal Lighted Barrier Arm: Octagonal ArmLEDs are RED when the arm is in the down position and turns
to GREEN when the arm rotates to the full up position.

Breakaway Hardware Kit: Allows arm to swing out of the way in the event that a vehicle fails to stop at a lowered Arm. The
system is easily reset by simply snapping the Arm back into place. For Aluminum Arms only.

2-Piece Arm 14 Ft (4.27 m): The two-piece Aluminum Arm ships in a 7 ft (2.13 m) long box to reduce shipping cost.
Two-piece design does not accept light kit.


  • Two convenience outlets.
  • Primary Reduction is provided by a 60:1 Worm Gear Reduction System running in a continuous oil bath
  • Arm rotates 90° in approximately 2.5 seconds
  • G90 Galvanized Steel Housing
  • Fail-Secure Mechanical Release Method
  • Left- or Right-Hand Mount
  • 360° gear box rotation before the motor changes direction. This provides for smooth operation, evens wear across the entire gear-box, and increases the life span of the operator
  • Magnetic Electronic Limit Controls
  • Auto-Close timer 1-23 seconds
  • P.A.M.S. (Perimeter Access Management System) sequence with a Slide or Swing Gate Operator
  • Up Input Memory Buffer
  • Down Memory Option
  • Multiple Up Commands
  • Port for plug-in Open (Up) Detector
  • Port for plug-in Reverse (Down) Detector
  • Programming Switches
  • Built-in Power On/Off Switch
  • DKS Pedestrian Protection System: The system reverses
  • Barrier Arm if person is detected, and lowers
  • Barrier Arm if unauthorized vehicle enters. Requires DKS
  • 9411 Loop Detector and a photo-beam.
  • Environmental: 10°F to 140°F (-12°C to 62°C)
  • Thermostatically Controlled Heater Kit recommended for colder environments.
  • 1601 shipping weight approximately 140-160 lb (63-72 kg)
  • Arm Kit: 15 lb (7 kg)



Dimensions and Weight

1601 shipping weight approximately 140-160 lb (63-72 kg)
Arm Kit: 15 lb (7 kg)



Arm Options
Arm Type Max. Arm
Length (Ft.)
Style Folding
Break-A-Way Option Lighted Option
Plastic 12 2.5 in. Square Yes No No
Wood 14 3/4 in. x 3 1/2 in. Rectangular Yes No No
Aluminum 14 Octagonal Yes3 Yes Yes2
Aluminium 14 3 in.
Yes Yes No

1. Maximum arm length when using the folding option is 12 Ft.
2. Light option includes reversing edge.  LEDs are red when the arm is down and switch to green when the arm is up.
3. Minimum ceiling height with this arm kit is 10 feet.


Tech Support

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