Gate Automation FAQ's

At the end of your installation one of our engineers will provide you with a manual release keys and instructions on how to release the automation system in the event of a power failure. Some systems also come with the option of a battery backup.
Just like every car, every electro-mechanical device will fail at some time in its lifetime. An electric gate system, which is constantly subjected to all the elements, really need a service every 12 months. Systems that are serviced will continue to operate for years.
Yes in most cases but there are factors such as site layout and the quality of existing gates, hinges and structural supports to be taken into account before automation ,where a gate may work perfectly fine manually will not always be fit for automation. Automatic gates are built to work with the operator and will be stable throughout use. Gates that have not been made with automation in mind may swayor be less stable in operation. This can affect the performance and life expectancy of the system.
Automatic gates tend to be secure when closed. But it depends on type of operators being used and the type of gates. Security can be increased by the user of supplementary locks (magnetic locks etc.) on top of the standard operator locking. There are a variety of electric locks available, one of the most popular being a magnetic lock.
This the area of greatest concern for us as installers we see the dangers most do not we will show you all possible angles and scenarios where entrapment or crushing can occur when we carry out our risk assessment. While some gate automation systems have sensitivity setting which can sense when there is too much force being detected we also use a combination of safety photocells, safety edges and in some cases lasers to prevent any accidents occurring.
There is a lot of different methods available, ranging though (keypads, buttons and automatic sensors etc)The use of video/audio/gsm intercoms provides one of the best solutions for both security and convenience. Whatever way you want the system to operate we can design specific to your needs.


An Internet Protocol camera, or IP camera, is a type of digital video camera that receives control data and sends image data via an IP network. They are commonly used for surveillance but unlike analog closed-circuit television cameras, they require no local recording device, only a local area network.
Turbo HD cameras support High Definition Transport Video Interface (HD-TVI) technology that allows users to send uncompressed, high-resolution video over coaxial cable.
Infrared security cameras have the capability to capture video in low light and no light areas. Infrared cameras (IR) are sometimes referred to as IR cameras or night vision cameras.
It depends. Various factors will answer this: - Storage capacity - Camera quality (2mb or 4K) - ColourView or none We will clarify upon installation and orders.
A domestic CCTV system should only operate in a way that captures images of people within the perimeter of the CCTV operator’s own property including the garden or driveway. Systems operated in this way are not subject to data protection law due to the personal or household exemption in that law.
Unfortunately No. We can not install equipment supplied by a third party as it does not comply with the terms of our licence from the Private Security Authority of Ireland. In addition to this, we would be unable to provide you with our comprehensive support and warranty for three years that our systems come with.
No. We use the Hikvision Cloud P2P solution to ensure your CCTV is always reachable from your mobile device, regardless of IP changes.
For High Definition OR streaming of multiple cameras at once, we would recommend anything above 2MB. This varies for each installation depending on the number of cameras and resolution required, our engineers will advice before installation.
Yes we will provide this service as standard with all our installations but internet connection is required and the connection should be accessible to us.
No, if your require a camera that will see a license plate you will need an ANPR Number plate recognition camera these cameras are built specifically to capture vehicle registration plates / number plates by day or night, even when the car's full beam headlights are on.

Intruder Alarms FAQ's

Yes all our alarms can be connected to a monitoring station.
If you are signed up to our dedicated alarm receiving centre they will contact the Garda on your behalf.
Most wireless installations are done in a day, wired alarms may take longer.
Yes on the day of installation our engineer will show you the different arming options and we can modify them to meet any additional requirements you may have.
If you have pets please let us know prior to installation and we can use pet friendly motion detectors which will activate the alarm for small to medium size dogs, cats can be an issue as they tend to climb.
Your alarm will show a fault if the power goes but it will not disarm.
Yes we are licensed by the private security authority. Our licence number is: 06635
No your alarm can operate as a standalone system without any form of monitoring.