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 you want them to open. They will then always open to this set degree, but will also be looking for resistance for confirmation. If the motors do not feel resistance they will give an extra turn to ensure they are fully open or fully closed. Therefore over a period of several cycles the gates will fall out of sync and will either under-close or over-open. As a result, adding Gate Stops to your automatic gate installation is a quick and easy way to regulate the cycle and to ensure they are working to their optimum.

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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.

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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 fabricate a single gate that has the appearance of a pair of swing gates) and purchase a GateMotors a Roller Sliding Gate Kit.

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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 reverse open again. If you have large / deep gates then an additional pair of Safety Photocells should be purchased and mounted on posts just beyond the leading edges of the open gate (see a Electric Gate Accessories ); these will protect the full radial sweep of the gate.

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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.

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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 needs to remember to shut the gate. Semi Automatic mode where one press of the button will open the gate as before, but it won’t close automatically until the button is pressed again.

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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 for some reason), or maybe a Proximity Tag Reader.

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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.

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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.

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What range have the transmitters got?

The Keyfobs and Remote Transmitters for Electric Gates that we sell usually about 30 metres, but may be up to 80 metres depending on site conditions.

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