Author Archives: Technical Support

Automatic Electric Gate Safety/Security for Schools – Ofsted Requirements

Ofsted are trying to issue new guidelines to make schools aware of the issue of security, as there have been many cases of millions of pounds being lost through damage and theft. Many schools have gates that will secure entrances into the school. While these are securely shut and locked at night, there is usually [...]

New Mhouse range of Sliding Gate Automation

Our Mhouse range of sliding gate automation can be suitable for small and light gates to large and heavy. Starting off with the Mhouse SL1 Sliding Gate Kit, it will cope with a maximum weight of 350kg and a maximum width of 5m. It comes with colour coded terminals on the control unit, using ECSBus [...]

New Mhouse range of Articulated Arm Gate Automation

Continuing the new range of Mhouse, which is particularly beneficial over other automation due to its user-friendly instructions, simplified installation and fast opening times, there are many articulated armed kits great for double gates. Articulated arms are particularly useful when you have deep posts or pillars and need to mount the motor slightly away from [...]

New Mhouse range – Linear Arm Gate Automation

We have extended our range even further here at GateMotors, now introducing the new ‘Mhouse range’. This range stands out from the rest due to a few reasons. Firstly, fitting gate automation is obviously a process where it is recommended you follow our instruction guide(s). We have tried to make this even easier as one [...]

Open your gate automation with HomeLink Control

HomeLink, by Johnson Controls is an alternative way to access your property from the regular key switches, keypads, keyfobs or intercom systems that we sell. HomeLink is something that can be installed in your car dashboard which is simply a push of a button to open your gate, and can even be used for other [...]

Using BlueBus Technology in Gate Automation

Nice Automation is a provider of systems for automation and management of gates, garage doors and barrier gates for residential and industrial use. Nice present themselves as providing ease of use, aesthetic quality and safety. Many solutions which are now widespread were actually introduced by Nice and later used by other manufacturers. Firstly in 1993, [...]

Wind Load on Swing Gates

Wind is always a factor which needs to be taken seriously for anyone purchasing a swing gate kit. It is always advised that you buy a motor more powerful (if only slightly) so you take into consideration things like the weight of tracks, hinges or wind load. A gate should not apply more than 400 [...]

Why should I buy Gate Automation? Is it worth it?

At the back of some peoples minds there may be a thought lurking, ‘Do I really need this‘? Here at Gate Motors we have tried to supply you with as much relevant information as we can to help you decide whether Gate Automation is the right move for you. With many pictures and diagrams showing [...]

Benefits and Drawbacks of Hydraulic/Worm-drive Motors

Here at Gate Motors we only supply worm-driven motors. There are a number of reasons for this and here are the benefits and drawbacks of Hydraulic/Worm-drive Motors: Benefits of Hydraulic gate systems Hydraulics in general are more powerful than gear driven openers Hydraulics require less maintenance, all that is needed is to check the fluid [...]

Nice, Came and other brands now listed

Over the past few weeks, we have had a chance to list many new and exciting products to our website, to benefit you as our customers. These mainly include the brands Nice and Came Automation. Our Came Above Ground Motors for example provide excellent swing automation from a reliable and trusted company to us. There are [...]