Category Archives: Gate Automation Systems

What are Safety Photocells on Gate Systems?

Included in your electric gate automation kit is a pair of Safety Photocells.  This consists of a transmitter and a receiver. Safety Photocells are designed to improve the safety of your gates, an infra red beam is transmitted between them and if this beam is broken the gates will not operate in case they come [...]

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 [...]

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 is an Gate Intercom System?

A Gate Intercom System lets you control who has access to your property, they work with our gate automation kits for your ease and security. There are several things to consider when choosing an Intercom System for your electric gates: Do you want a wired or wireless Intercom System? Do you want an audio or [...]

Why have an Automatic Gate System?

There are many reasons why people decide to install Automatic Gates to their property, all of which need to be considered before purchasing and installing. Controlling access to the property is one of the main, obvious reasons. As the access control systems fitted to the gate automation will only let authorised users through. Audio and [...]

Italian Gate Motors

All of the Gate Motors that we supply in our Gate Automation Kits are manufactured for us by one of the market leaders. The Gate Motors are produced to the highest of standards, with a top class finish and engineering that will last. These Gate Motors are not comparable with the cheap chinese imports that [...]

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 [...]

Securing your property with Automated Gates

The addition of Electric Gates to you property ensures that you can control who has access to your property. They also provide a sense of safety and security. Whether you decide to use Swing Gates or Sliding Gates, remote access control means that entry can be controlled to who you want and when you want. [...]

Choosing the right Electric Gate Motors

If you’re just starting out on your Gate Automation project you may think that all motors are the same, well they’re not! It makes sense to avoid expensive mistakes and get your installation right first time. We would recommend that you limit your search to Italian Gate Motors, they’re the market leaders and have years [...]

Avoiding gate crush with Gate Safety Edges

If you are looking to install an Automated Gate System then one of your first considerations should be be safety. Electric Gates are often driven by powerful Gate Motors that work under resistance and should always have some form of system to cut out the motor in the event of an emergency. If a risk [...]