Category Archives: Automated Gate Systems

Using Loop Detectors in the design of your Gate System

Gate Automation Loop Detectors are used to indicate the presence or passage of vehicles. The system consists of a loop or coil of induction cable and a Loop Detection unit. Using a Loop Detector with your gate automation system is a simple and efficient method to operate your gates. The loop of induction cable is [...]

I need the gate to open 180 degrees so I can pull into my garage / space at the side.

Two solutions here: either purchase a GateMotors Blank Underground Gate Motor Kit with a 180-degree adaptor (this will need your gate mounted on the rear of the pillars so that each gate can hinge all the way back); or get your blacksmith to weld the leading edges of your swing gates (or get him to [...]

Why have an Automatic Gate System?

There are many reasons why people decide to install Automatic Gates to their property, all of which need to be considered before purchasing and installing. Controlling access to the property is one of the main, obvious reasons. As the access control systems fitted to the gate automation will only let authorised users through. Audio and [...]

Securing your property with Automated Gates

The addition of Electric Gates to you property ensures that you can control who has access to your property. They also provide a sense of safety and security. Whether you decide to use Swing Gates or Sliding Gates, remote access control means that entry can be controlled to who you want and when you want. [...]

Choosing the right Electric Gate Motors

If you’re just starting out on your Gate Automation project you may think that all motors are the same, well they’re not! It makes sense to avoid expensive mistakes and get your installation right first time. We would recommend that you limit your search to Italian Gate Motors, they’re the market leaders and have years [...]

Farm Gate & 5 Bar Gate Automation

Not all Gate Motors are installed into domestic or residential installations, there are plenty of commercial applications of Electric Gates that have a requirement for gate automation systems, farming being one of them. Gated entry is a necessity for farming and although it may not be financially viable for all gates to be automated there [...]

5 things to consider with Electric Gates

1. Geometry :  This could bring back bad memories of school maths but for swing gates the geometry of your particular installation will be very important as this will help decide which type of Gate Motor you will require. 2. Installation :  Getting the motors and gates installed should not be beyond the abilities of [...]