Category Archives: Electric Gates

Our new range of FAAC Gate Automation

To gather a wider range of automation to suit all types of gates we come across, we have listed a range by FAAC, including the kits as well as just the motors. FAAC is known for its extensive range of high quality products and innovative manufacturing techniques and produce very powerful electro-mechanical motors suitable for [...]

New gate automation kit instruction guides up on GateMotors

Here at GateMotors we have tried to help even more with providing hassle-free installations for our customers by re-writing the instruction guides for the Proteco brand of automation. The new instruction guides are fully comprehensive including the installation guides for the kits, and guides specific to the programming of the control boards. These PDFs are [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Need a replacement Gate Motor?

Refurbished replacement motors are available to purchase at a 10% discount. These motors have been thoroughly tested and inspected to make sure they are 100% satisfactory. We also have complete kits with the refurbished motors which will be discounted also at 10%. These include models such as the Ace, Aster, Blank, Diamond, Leader, Shark and [...]

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 [...]