Category Archives: Electric Gates

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 [...]

Gate Automation for Sloping Driveways

If a driveway surface rises into the property, swing gates will need to be installed higher off the ground. This is so they do not go into the ground as they open. Unfortunately this comes with consequences such as an unsightly gap under the gate, and the centre stop would also need to be taller [...]

Replacement Remotes for Electric Gates

If you’re looking for replacement remotes or additional remotes for your gate system, we have a wide range compatible with our Nice Automation range, our Came Automation range, and all our other Gate Kits. These are also a product which we are discounting phenomenally if you buy in a set of 3 or 5 on [...]

Underground Gate Motors

One of the most popular kinds of gate automation is the underground motor. Once correctly installed, there will be no apparent sign of the motor other than the lid of the foundation box, and the shoe that attaches to the bottom of the gate. This can help to increase the overall asthetics of your gates and [...]

Wiring/Cabling for Electric Gates

Each individual Gate Motor will have its own suited cabling. 3 core Armoured swa cable is used from the property to the gate control panel and 4 core alarm / bell cable is used between the photocells. Electric Gate Kits can be purchased with optional accessories or a cable pack which contains all of the [...]

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 [...]

Do I need Gate Stops for my installation?

Gate Stops are an essential part of any automatic gate installation. Our gate motors are programmed to work on resistance; this means that they need to feel resistance to know that they are fully open or fully closed. The electric gates opening systems are fully customisable, so you can tell the gates exactly how far [...]

Gated entry, exclusive access to your home

By adding Electric Gates to your property access to your home is limited to who you want and when you want, the choice is yours. There are several options to obtain access to your property both for yourselves and for visitors. Our remote access systems ensure opening your gates is quick and easy, this can [...]

Electric Gates the options available to you

There are two main types of Electric Gate Automation: swing systems and sliding systems. The swing gate systems from GateMotors use either electro-mechanical rams that work on a worm drive to automate the gates; these are fitted above ground to the back of the gate. Or our underground swing gate system uses an electro-mechanical motor [...]