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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...
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...
Design Your Own Gates Using Our Aluminium Gate Infill Panels

Design Your Own Gates Using Our Aluminium Gate Infill Panels

Steve Jones 24/05/2018 5
Aluminium gates supplied from Linkcare through our Stargate sister company are renowned for how closely they mimic wooden gates but how strongly they resist corrosion. Consequently, Stargate's alumini...
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...
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 7
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...
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...
Gate Automation Guide

Gate Automation Guide

Steve Jones 08/01/2018 3
  Gate Automation   Adding gates to your home gives a degree of prestige and style. When closed they are highly visible from outside and inside the property. They can be made from a variety of ma...
How Often Should Gate Automation Be Serviced?

How Often Should Gate Automation Be Serviced?

Steve Jones 03/11/2017 0
A gate automation system is an often-complex ‘machine’ designed to open and close gates regularly and safely at any time. With many moving parts and exposure to the elements, a gate automation syste...
What Are Some Of Our Most Popular Gate Automation Motors?

What Are Some Of Our Most Popular Gate Automation Motors?

Steve Jones 02/11/2017 0
  Every day, we provide a wide range of gate automation and access control kits, motors, spare parts and accessories to the UK’s installers. We sell swing gate kits, sliding gate kits, underground ...
How Secure Are Electric Gates?

How Secure Are Electric Gates?

Steve Jones 16/10/2017 0
  Can Electric Gates Be Forced Open?   Electric gates give you the ability to close your gates without much effort. If you don’t have gates, there’s nothing to close. With manual gates, you have ...
How Much Do Electric Gates Cost?

How Much Do Electric Gates Cost?

Steve Jones 03/10/2017 5
How Much Do Electric Gates Cost?   When you’re costing up electric gates for your home there are four elementsto consider:   How much do the gates cost? How much does the gate automation cost...
Do Electric Gates Need Planning Permission?

Do Electric Gates Need Planning Permission?

Steve Jones 26/09/2017 0
  Gates, the pillars or posts they are hung on, walls or fences are just part of your garden and driveway so they don’t need planning permission, right? Sometimes that’s true, but for the times when ...
How Reliable Are Electric Gates?

How Reliable Are Electric Gates?

Steve Jones 21/09/2017 3
    There’s a wide variety of electric gate system manufacturers to choose from and each has their own range of swing gate motors and sliding gate motors. Some are more expensive than others, but ...
Aluminium Cantilever Gate From Swing Gates

Aluminium Cantilever Gate From Swing Gates

Steve Jones 30/08/2017 0
  Stargate Aluminium gates are not only the best solution to replace wooden gates but they also provide a wide range of configuration options.   Everyone knows that wooden gates suffer from weath...
Should Automatic Gates Open Outward or Inward?

Should Automatic Gates Open Outward or Inward?

Steve Jones 16/08/2017 1
  Automatic swing gates open either outward away from the property or inward towards the property. But how is this chosen? What factors govern which way gate automation is installed on gates? Here...
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