Category Archives: FAQ

Frequently asked questions.

FAAC Replacement Parts – Spare FAAC Gate Parts

If you’re looking for certain FAAC spares then we are able to offer a wide range of FAAC products on our website, and if you can’t find what you’re after then we should still be able to get hold of it. If one of your existing parts has gone faulty then look no further. A [...]

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 [...]

What is an underground exit loop?

An exit loop is a loop of wire placed under the driveway and connected to a Loop Detector in the gates’ control box. When a vehicle drives over the loop, it is sensed by the Loop Detector which then opens the gate automatically. This obviates the need for you seeing visitors off the premises.

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 [...]

What if I am delayed and the gates start to close before I am through the entrance?

Included in each GateMotors kit is a pair of Safety Photocells that are normally mounted on each gatepost and project a beam across the entrance. If your car or any object (e.g. child or pet) breaks this beam the gate will either not move, or if it has already started to close, stop moving then [...]

If in fully automatic mode, can the gates be made to hold open?

It is possible with additional switches and or electric gate timers. Obviously gate system security is compromised during this time.

How can I be sure that the gates are securely closed to keep unwelcome visitors out and my children and dogs in?

Each gate motor control has the option of operating the gate motors in one of two ways: – Full Automatic mode where a press of the transmitter button will open the gate and hold it open for a predetermined time (adjustable to between five 90 seconds) and then close it automatically. This way no one [...]

How does the postman deliver, once my gates are in place?

If there is no other separate pedestrian entrance, then you have the option of a separate Post Box, (possibly built into the gate), a Digital Keypad on the gate pillar to allowing your tradesmen (or friends) to open the gate by keying a coded number (the code can be easily changed if security is compromised [...]

When the gate is closed how do visitors let me know they are there and gain access?

You would usually have a wireless bell or a Two-Way Intercom System at the gate. We have many different options available such as black and white Audio and Colour Systems, and black and white Video and Colour Systems.

What are the extra buttons on the transmitter for?

To avoid you having to carry around a pile of different transmitters for your other remote devices, these buttons may be programmed to open a second gate, a garage door, outside lighting, etcetera. Obviously, each device will need an additional radio receiver wired into it.