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Automation

A variety of options

All the gates that we offer can be automated. The range of automation is quite extensive and includes:

Underground Gate Operator
As its name implies this superb machine is designed to operate in damp, below ground conditions, making it ideal for people not wishing to see any type of attachment on the inside of the gates, as the pivot arm becomes the bottom hinge for the gates.  Once correctly installed, there is no apparent sign of the mechanism other than the lid of the foundation casing box.

Articulated Arm Operator
This system is designed for gates hung from large brick or stone pillars.  Utilising a simple system of a winding arm machine ensuring the fastest possible operating of the gate, excellent for gates opening near a main road where time is of the essence.  In the eventuality of a power failure this system has a lever operated manual release.

Worm Drive Gate Operator
These motors are extremely strong and able to cope with heavyweight gates.  The strength is achieved by the irreversibly geared worm drive mechanism.  A common application for the worm drive is where high wind levels may mean a requirement for a strong operating mechanism.  In the eventuality of a power failure this system has a key operated manual release.

There are a variety of accessories for the gates, including:

Radio Remote Controls
Unlike infra-red or ultrasonic remote controls, these radio controls eliminate the need to actually point the controller at the gates.  The controllers are battery operated and will generally last for about a year in normal residential use.  The range of distance from which the gates can be opened is normally never less than 50m (as long as the tuned antenna is fitted to maximise the reception).

Digital Keypads
The simple task of pressing a series of numbers into a metallic keypad situated at the gateway is a secure way to allow authorised personnel to enter through the gateway.  There is no need for keys or cards.  They are tamperproof and have secondary data information circuit boards which are installed away from the keypad itself, this means they cannot be forced open.

Safety Photocells
Utilising infra-red safety beams that are invisible to the naked eye, but can be transmitted from a DOC transmitter up to 18 metres in outdoor conditions to a DOC receiver.  They are normally installed in two sets on pairs of gates, one just in front of the gate line and one just inside the arc-line of travel described by the swinging leaf of each gate.  In this way, a safety zone will have been created, so that on the automatically timed closure of the electric gates, if a vehicle is still within the area of travel of the gates, it will prohibit the gates closing and furthermore, if a beam should be broken after the automatic closing has begun, it will re-open and hold the gateway open until the obstruction is clear.

Induction Loops
Typically used on busy accessible gateways to allow freedom of vehicle movement, sometimes for exit only, but occasionally loops are laid inside and outside to allow free entrance and exit.

Audio, Visual and Wireless Intercoms
A two-way speech ‘Audible Intercom’ gives the added dimension of allowing you to speak to the visitor at your gateway from the comfort and security of your home.  When the button at the gateway is pressed the indoor wall phone will buzz, simply pick up the handset to speak to the visitor.  The standard ‘Visual Intercom’ works in much the same way but with the addition of a camera and television monitor.

Proximity cards, Electric locks, Keyswitches, Magnetic Key Readers, Coin Operators, are also available.