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Automatic Electric Gate Safety/Security for Schools – Ofsted Requirements

Ofsted are trying to issue new guidelines to make schools aware of the issue of security, as there have been many cases of millions of pounds being lost through damage and theft. Many schools have gates that will secure entrances into the school. While these are securely shut and locked at night, there is usually [...]

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 [...]

Gate Automation for Sloping Driveways

If a driveway surface rises into the property, swing gates will need to be installed higher off the ground. This is so they do not go into the ground as they open. Unfortunately this comes with consequences such as an unsightly gap under the gate, and the centre stop would also need to be taller [...]

Risk Assessment for Swing Gates

Before you go ahead with Gate Automation there are a few factors you need to consider before making your purchase. Check that the gate structure is suitable for automation by the following: Referring to the documentation of the gate manufacturer Structural tests or calculations, if you click on our Risk Assessment For Swing Gates you will [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 things to consider with Electric Gates

1. Geometry :  This could bring back bad memories of school maths but for swing gates the geometry of your particular installation will be very important as this will help decide which type of Gate Motor you will require. 2. Installation :  Getting the motors and gates installed should not be beyond the abilities of [...]