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Intercom Systems

GateMotors offer a range of intercom and access control systems from leading brands such as Farfisa, Comelit and Daitem. The range covers simple 1-way voice systems for the home to modular multiway intercoms suitable for apartment blocks with 30+ residents.

Wired vs Wireless Intercoms

Wired intercom systems provide a constant link between the gate and the receiver whereas wireless systems due to their nature, may experience interference with the connection. Before installing a wireless system consideration should be given to:

  1. The distance to the gate from the handset/receiver.
  2. Line-of-sight i.e. what is between the gate and your house and will the wireless radio signal be unobstructed.
  3. Nearby electro-magnetic interference - your building's structure (lots of iron and steel can create a Faraday cage effect), mobile telephone masts, electricity power lines and substations, radio or TV transmitters and RADAR.

Multiway Intercoms

Ideal for apartment blocks and gated communities these tend to be modular systems that can be customised to your specific requirements and can handle multiple property call buttons, with each flat or house able to have 3 handsets. These systems can be coupled with integrated video and keypads too. If you have a specific configuration in mind and cannot see how to get what you need from the website please do not hesitate to call (01202 717 191) and one of our sales team will help you choose what you need.

GSM Systems

There are two types of GSM systems:

  1. GSM intercoms are wireless systems that operate via mobile phone technology. It allows you to speak to visitors to your property and grant them access even if you’re not on the premises, there is no limit to the range of this type of intercom system. The visitor uses the push button at the gate/door which then makes a call to either a landline or mobile phone, the intercom can be linked to several phones so can be answered on or off the premises, even when out of the country. The benefit of this is providing greater security to your property as it always appears as if someone is in. Installation of GSM intercoms is simple as the only wiring required is between the GSM unit and the gate/door automation itself.

  2. A GSM contoller is a remote control device which can be operated via GPRS. You can remotely control gates, garage doors and barriers via mobile phone from anywhere in the world. Up to 200 telephone numbers can be stored in their caller-ID so if you call the gate and your number is on the recognised list the gate will open - ideal for communal gates and rolling lists e.g. leisures centres, marinas, out of hours access to businesses etc. There are no call costs incurred with this option as the GSM controller will reject the call without answering.

Browse our range of Intercom kits & accessories and please take time to explore our comprehensive product information and installation guides.

As well as the extra information provided we also offer free technical help pre & post purchase, either drop us a message, email: sales@gatemotors.co.uk or give us a call 01202 717 191.The sales lines are open Monday to Friday 8:30 - 17:30 (leave a voice message outside these times). Closed weekends & public holidays.

We also provide a call back service at a time convenient to you.

Products can be ordered securely online or over the phone 01202 717 191.

Gate Automation

Please select what type of automation you require for your gate/s. Double & Single Swing refer to motors which attach to the gate and pillar of a swing motion gate. Double & Single Underground refer to motors which lay beneath the ground which attach to the hinge end of swing motion gates. Choose Sliding if you require lateral moving gate automation and Wheeled if you require a motor which utilises a wheeled motor to drive your gate/s.

Motor Voltage

There are two types of power outputs to consider - 24v & 230v. If you need a higher number of operations (opened/closed more than 5-6 times in an hour) during peak periods such as the morning and evening, then you may wish to consider a 24v system.

24v systems are more suitable for higher operation levels as they tend to run cooler than 230v gate motors. However, they do cost more in relative terms, so if you only need to open or close the gate 1-5 times an hour then a 230v system might prove more cost-efficient.

24v motors tend to be used on commercial premises, whereas 230v tend to be used on standard domestic properties. The exception to this rule is sliding gate motors where the reverse is true - 24v sliding gate automation systems tend to be for domestic use, 230v for more intense use (commercial/communal).

24v systems can draw power from battery backup systems meaning they can still operate during any mains power cut (a 230v or 3 phase system would need to be opened with a manual release key).

24v systems can also utilise solar power units as a means of charging batteries, allowing you to site gate automation in rural and remote locations where mains power is unavailable.

Specifications can be found for each product from their datasheet. Each datasheet is downloadable from each product page on this website.

Weight of Gate

All electric gate motors operate up to a maximum weight. This is so the gate will operate in a reliable and safe manner. It is essential to know the weight of each gate leaf in order to choose the correct motor for you installation. If you do not know the weight of your gate/s, send us a photo along with the gate/s dimensions and we can advise.

Gate Width

As with weight, gate motors are designed for gates within certain dimensions. The most important dimension is the width of the gate. To ensure you select the right motor to operate your gate you must know the width of each gate that requires automation.

Opening Angle

Each motor has a maximum angle to which it can operate to. Therefore it is important to note how far the gate needs to open in order for a vehicle to enter/exit safely.

Daily Use

The amount of times your gate is used per day is a determining factor when deciding on the right motor for your usage. Motors are designed to operate within a certain capacity (operations per day) so choosing a motor compatible with your desired use is essential for its durability. Select from the options below the number of times (open & closure = 1 x operation) the gate/s will be operated on an average day.