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.