BUYING A GATE MOTOR IN SOUTH AFRICA
Author: KOBUS LABUSCHAGNE
There is an old saying that says you get what you pay for. When it comes to your gate motor, make sure you get your value for money. When it comes to buying a gate motor, take into mind the modern security products and services of the highest quality for South Africa’s growing security needs. Gate motor is a priority and the ever popular gate motor Centurion D5 is one of our most popular sliding gate motors for home use in South Africa. This motor is fast opening and accelerates and decelerates smoothly when starting to open or coming to a close. It has a backup battery means that it can still open and close a gate several times without mains electricity supply, like in the event of a power failure. It features accurate positioning and an anti-crush feature. Its clutch can be disengaged, allowing the pinion to freewheel and enabling the operator to operate the gate manually. The Centurion A10 is an industrial sliding gate opener with a high push force and advanced speed control. The Centurions also offer several programmable features. Gemini sliding gate motors are also available. Gate motors vary and there are different gates such as the swing gate. This one has a slightly different motor and its features are low-profile inline design with battery backup and crush protection. Conventional rotary swinging gate motors are also available; they offer fine position control, battery backup and multiple programmable features. They are available in single and double gate formats and magnetic locks can be fitted for extra security.
With theft rising in South Africa, the gate motors now have an option of a theft-resistant cages for our motors are improved on a continual basis. This type is fitted with the correct padlock, and is certainly extremely difficult to overcome without destroying the gate motor in the process, which in turn renders the motor virtually useless to a thief. There is also the gate’s infrared safety beams into perimeter security beams when the gate is idle. This comes standard with our new D5-Evo and D10 gate motors. In essence, these beams prevent a would-be thief from approaching the gate undetected by activating a Break-in Alarm. By using this technology, home owners will deprive these thieves the luxury of time when they try stealing their gate motors.
Kobus Labuschagne is the owner of Autogate South Africa and his company offers gate motor services such as the Hansa gate motor, Gemini Gate motor, Centurion gate motor, and many others.