Category Archives: Electric Gate Safety

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 [...]

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 [...]

Obstacle Detection for Gate Automation

The most common type of obstacle detection used with gate automation is amperometric sensitivity. Amperometry in chemistry and biochemistry is detection of ions in a solution based on electric current or changes in electric current. Obstacle detection is designed to keep users accessing the automated gate safe. It is recommended for commercial installations and anywhere [...]

Gate Automation Obstacle Detection – Came Obstacle Detection

Came 24v automation systems use amperometric sensitivity. Definition: Amperometry in chemistry and biochemistry is detection of ions in a solution based on electric current or changes in electric current.   Amperometric sensitivity: the level of gearmotor sensitivity in the face of obstacles during operation.   The following information is relative to the ZLJ24 control board [...]

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 [...]

6 simple checks to ensure your gates are safe

Use this list of simple checks to ensure that your automatic gate is safe : Swing Gates Place a dustbin in the middle of the gate pathway where the gates close shut. The gate should not close when operated Place a dustbin where the gates will move to open out onto. The gates should not [...]

Came Photocells as a Gate Switch – Alternate vehicle loop detector

For those of you out there that regularly have cars coming in and out of your property you may be interested in an alternative to a vehicle loop detector. Vehicle loop detectors allow you to open your gate just by driving up to it, but it requires installation underground which may not suit absolutely everyone. [...]

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 [...]