Category Archives: FAQ

Frequently asked questions.

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 [...]

Our best selling gate kits

Some of our best selling gate kits are the Proteco above ground systems. This includes the Kit MyAster and the Kit Diamond. Have a single gate? Click for the Kit MyAster or the Kit Diamond. One of the reasons they are so popular is because of their low price. Starting from just £278.36+VAT they can [...]

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 [...]

iSmart Gate Opener – Open your automated gate/garage door using your Smartphone

The iSmartGateOpener is a new technology which enables you to use your Smartphone to open your gates. In order for you to download the application which is needed to be able to open the gates, you will need a mobile phone running on Apples iOS (for iPhone) or Google’s android operating system. You have the [...]

GateMotors Gate Automation Instruction/Installation Guides

We try and make it easier for customers to find the right information they want by including all the relevant data sheets, instruction guides and installation guides on each product page. One of our most popular products is the Kit MyAster which you will find all the guides to on the right hand side of [...]

The importance of Electric Locks

Electric locks can be an essential accessory when installing gate automation. Electric locks are usually required for installation on gates that are over 3m in width, as recommended by all electric gate manufacturers. The purpose of an electric lock is to keep the gate firmly shut and locked in place, as with a long gate [...]

Sliding Gate Automation Kits

Need to automate a sliding gate? We sell all different kinds of sliding gate kits which are suitable for both residential and industrial installations. Just need a standard opener? The kit MyStrike and MyRoller start from around £330 and can cope with gates of a small to large dimension depending on the model selected. The [...]

Maintaining your gate motors/automation during the winter

In periods of Cold weather, like a car, your motors may have trouble starting up from a stationary position. Below are some hints and general tips for promoting ongoing happy life of the automation:   1) Increase the torque level by at least 2 to 3 levels to what you see on the parameter – [...]

Hydraulic Motors Vs Electromechanical

We currently only sell electromechanical gate automation systems. You can read below the differences and advantages/disadvantages for both, and why electromechanical is overall better:   Hydraulic is known to be cheaper because they use fluid which acts as a “gearing” medium allowing them to use smaller, high speed motors. Electromechanical however has risen in popularity [...]

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 [...]