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What Can Go Wrong with Iron and Steel Gates?

What Can Go Wrong with Iron and Steel Gates?

admin 24/02/2020 0
 Iron and steel are commonly used for the construction of driveway gates. While these are strong and robust materials, there are some features that can cause them to be less suitable than other al...
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How To Open Electric Gates In A Power Cut

How To Open Electric Gates In A Power Cut

admin 18/02/2020 4
 Electric gates are powered by electricity. So, what happens to them when there’s a power cut, or the workmen dig up the road and cut off the electricity? And how do the gates open and close when ...
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How Does Obstacle Detection Work?

How Does Obstacle Detection Work?

admin 22/01/2020 0
Manually operated gates are pushed open and closed by their owner when needed. But automatic gates are driven by powerful motors that normally only stop when the gate is fully open or closed. So, what...
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Do I Need a Gate Lock?

Do I Need a Gate Lock?

admin 17/01/2020 0
You have a new electric gate and you’re not sure if you need an electric lock. If your electric gate motor already locks, why you would need another one? There are a variety of locking devices that ca...
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Which Safety Features Should You Have on your Automated Gate?

Which Safety Features Should You Have on your Automated Gate?

ducardjoe 09/01/2020 0
When purchasing an automated gate, its safety requirements will be established by a risk assessment to make sure the possibility of injury or damage is minimised. Here are some of the safety features ...
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Why it’s Important to Choose the Right Gate Installer

Why it’s Important to Choose the Right Gate Installer

admin 30/08/2019 1
Automated gate technology is rising in popularity; one estimate is that up to 300,000 new gates are being installed yearly. Electric gates are used in a variety of locations including commercial prope...
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Vehicle Detection

Vehicle Detection

Steve Jones 19/06/2018 0
 In gate automation and access control, there are two applications for vehicle detection – egress control to open and close gates, shutters and barriers as a vehicle approaches; and safety to prev...
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Gate Automation Safety Edge Guide

Gate Automation Safety Edge Guide

Steve Jones 31/05/2018 0
  Safety edges are used as the last line of defence in gate automation safety. If all other methods have failed and a moving gate hits a person or object, a safety edge at the point of contact s...
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The Real Reason Why A Gate Lock Should Be Included With Most Gate Automation Systems

The Real Reason Why A Gate Lock Should Be Included With Most Gate Automation Systems

Steve Jones 30/04/2018 1
 Gate motors are used to push and pull swing gates and sliding gates open and closed. The motors used with swing gates are often fixed to the gate close to the hinge, and the arms of underground m...
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What Are Gate Automation Photocells And What’s Their Function?

What Are Gate Automation Photocells And What’s Their Function?

Steve Jones 09/04/2018 4
Automatic gates open and close when instructed by a variety of methods. Remote transmitters are carried by gate owners to operate their gates at the push of a button on the remote. Access control syst...
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Linkcare's Gate Automation Chamber Of Horrors

Linkcare's Gate Automation Chamber Of Horrors

Steve Jones 13/03/2018 0
 When it comes to installing gate automation, there are many things it is advisable not to do. Safety issues have to be considered, and the installation needs to be capable of dealing with the speci...
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Can I Install And Automate My Own Gates?

Can I Install And Automate My Own Gates?

Steve Jones 22/02/2018 1
Automatic electric gates are becoming more and more popular every day. They are a status symbol, they add some security to your home and they help protect children and pets by preventing them runnin...
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Why Safety Edges Shouldn’t Be The First Choice For Safe Gates

Why Safety Edges Shouldn’t Be The First Choice For Safe Gates

Steve Jones 29/06/2017 0
 Safety edges are often touted as the best solution for gate safety. After all, what could be better than stopping and reversing a gate when it comes into contact with an obstacle? But what if...
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Who Can Install Electric Gates?

Who Can Install Electric Gates?

Steve Jones 06/04/2017 5
 Who Can Install Electric gates? The world of electric gate automation and installation is not regulated. Anyone can legally install electric gates. But when they are not installed correctly, ...
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Looking After Automatic Gates Affected By Weather

Looking After Automatic Gates Affected By Weather

Steve Jones 20/03/2017 0
 For owners of automatic gates, regular servicing should be part of their maintenance schedule to keep gates working as effectively as possible.All owners can give their gates a regular check to...
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