Tag Archives: Safety Photocells

Photocells are important!

As we have heard from recent news, electric gates can be a lethal weapon if not installed and set up correctly. Kanye West has just witnessed his £500,000 car get crushed by electric swing gates. You can read more about the article by clicking on Kanye West’s £500K Lamborghini crushed by Kim Kardashian’s electric gates. [...]

6 simple checks to ensure your gates are safe

Use this list of simple checks to ensure that your automatic gate is safe : Swing Gates Place a dustbin in the middle of the gate pathway where the gates close shut. The gate should not close when operated Place a dustbin where the gates will move to open out onto. The gates should not [...]

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. [...]

What safety features are included in the Gate Kits?

Every GateMotors gate automation kit comes with a set of  Safety Photocells as standard. 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gate installation safety

Making your gate is safe involves a combination of elements; correct installation, correct wiring and installing integrated safety systems. Included in our gate automation systems is a set of safety photocells. These transmit an infra red beam from a transmitter to a receiver, if this beam is broken then the gates will not close. Electric [...]

Gate Automation Safety – Crush Zones

An important part of designing an Automatic Gate System is the consideration of Gate Safety. Electric Gates are a popular addition to many properties, but few people realise that they are installing a piece of equipment classed as a machine. If not installed correctly by a professional the system has the potential to cause serious [...]