Category Archives: Gate Operation

New Multi-way Intercom Kits

Here at GateMotors we wanted to make it easier for customers to choose to have more than 1 way communication from our intercoms. We have just made a new category called Multiway Intercom Kits which allows 2, 3 and 4 way communication. This is great if you have different points in your property you’d like [...]

7 Day Timer

Our own 7 Day Timer is great for people who will be accessing their property at roughly the same time of the day through the week. It is popular for uses such as newspaper or postman deliveries, or if a lot of people need to access the gate such as employees. It has 24 hour [...]

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 [...]

GSM Mobile Gate Opener to the Q60 Control Board Wiring Guide

Style Audio 1 way – Connection Colour Coded Here are GateMotors we have had customer inquiries about how to wire the GSM mobile gate opener to the Q60 control board. Because of this we have put together a wiring guide to try and avoid confusion when installing the GSM mobile gate opener.   Style Audio [...]

Using BlueBus Technology in Gate Automation

Nice Automation is a provider of systems for automation and management of gates, garage doors and barrier gates for residential and industrial use. Nice present themselves as providing ease of use, aesthetic quality and safety. Many solutions which are now widespread were actually introduced by Nice and later used by other manufacturers. Firstly in 1993, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]