Author Archives: Technical Support

Photocells are important!

As we have heard from recent news, electric gates can be a lethal weapon if not installed and set up correctly. Kanye West has just witnessed his £500,000 car get crushed by electric swing gates. You can read more about the article by clicking on Kanye West’s £500K Lamborghini crushed by Kim Kardashian’s electric gates. [...]

Safety comes first with all Gate Automation – GateMotors Safety+ Kits

We believe that all gate automation should be installed with safety in mind. With nearly all of our gate kits comes as standard, one pair of safety photocells. Photocells are a safety device and are sold as a pair. They are installed on either side of the driveway, on the inside or outside of the [...]

Our Special Offers at GateMotors

We at GateMotors always try to give you the customer, the very best deal. We offer a price match guarantee on nearly everything we sell, and now have a dedicated section of special offers that get regular updates. To view our current deals click on Special Offers. We have a range of gate motors, gate [...]

Our best selling gate kits

Some of our best selling gate kits are the Proteco above ground systems. This includes the Kit MyAster and the Kit Diamond. Have a single gate? Click for the Kit MyAster or the Kit Diamond. One of the reasons they are so popular is because of their low price. Starting from just £278.36+VAT they can [...]

Gate Control Board Checks and Maintenance – Sealing Cable Glands

One very worthwhile check with electronics and gate automation is making sure cable glands for the wiring are properly sealed. If you have a look at the picture below you will see an example of one not properly sealed: By keeping it sealed you stop any slugs or insects crawling across the control board and [...]

iSmart Gate Opener – Open your automated gate/garage door using your Smartphone

The iSmartGateOpener is a new technology which enables you to use your Smartphone to open your gates. In order for you to download the application which is needed to be able to open the gates, you will need a mobile phone running on Apples iOS (for iPhone) or Google’s android operating system. You have the [...]

GateMotors Gate Automation Instruction/Installation Guides

We try and make it easier for customers to find the right information they want by including all the relevant data sheets, instruction guides and installation guides on each product page. One of our most popular products is the Kit MyAster which you will find all the guides to on the right hand side of [...]

GSM Intercom System / Mobile Gate Opener

Our GSM Intercom System can be a popular feature to add to gate automation in order to easily open and close the gates. The GSM Intercom Unit is made by Videx and comes in different versions depending on what is suitable for your installation. The difference between the GSM intercom and a normal intercom is [...]

The importance of Electric Locks

Electric locks can be an essential accessory when installing gate automation. Electric locks are usually required for installation on gates that are over 3m in width, as recommended by all electric gate manufacturers. The purpose of an electric lock is to keep the gate firmly shut and locked in place, as with a long gate [...]

Sliding Gate Automation Kits

Need to automate a sliding gate? We sell all different kinds of sliding gate kits which are suitable for both residential and industrial installations. Just need a standard opener? The kit MyStrike and MyRoller start from around £330 and can cope with gates of a small to large dimension depending on the model selected. The [...]