GATE MOTOR REPAIRS IN PRETORIA

GATE MOTOR REPAIRS IN PRETORIA

By Autogate – www.autogate.co.za

We are the major gate motor repair company in Pretoria. We offer our services; in repairs and servicing of CENTURION and HANSA gate motors and many other popular gate motors such as the Centurion D3, D5, D10, Vector and R series range and the Hansa Speedo, Deluxe 1 & 2, DC Blue, Gemini, Pro-Alpha and Elite models . Our aim is to refurbish motors, do upgrades and supply remote controls. We work on both swing and slide gates. We mostly use only the best products on the market. Battery backs are also available for the times or power failures and load shedding.

An important factor we take into consideration is that we concentrate on locally manufactured gate motors such as the Hansa and Centurion motors. These motors are locally manufactured for many years in South Africa, are reliable, fast and the spare parts are readily available.  

 

When called out for a job, we check the wear and tear, the safety devices are working well.

 

We have an emergency 24 hour service. Give us a call today for your routine inspections for your automated door for FREE.

 

www.autogate.co.za

 

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INVESTING IN AN ALARM SYSTEM

INVESTING IN AN ALARM SYSTEM

 

Author: KOBUS LABUSCHAGNE

 

Very good alarm systems are costly. Investing in an alarm system is another way in improving security in your premises because it is proven theft deterrence is one of the safest modes when it comes to security. You will need to take time in understanding the types of alarm systems and making a choice as there are a lot of them on the market. Another important factor to take into consideration is whether; you will install the alarm system yourself or hire a contractor. For more info on alarm contractors, visit our webpage http://www.autogate.co.za

 

Having a Monitored system and the Unmonitored System

This is the one whereby a security company monitors your system on a 24 hours daily basis, every day, alerting the police if something goes wrong, should you be unavailable  to be contacted. Unmonitored systems on the other hand are cost effective. They on-site sirens and flashing lights that alerts your neighbours of a break-in, or anything being tampered with in your premises. The system’s sensors are triggered in some way, such as a door opening.

 

How an alarm system works

Most of the time the system, will allow you to deactivate it by being on the silent mode for 30 to 45 seconds. Should this alarm be not deactivated, it then signals a message to the monitoring company over the phone or a using a wireless device. The company responsible for your monitoring of alarm system should receive the call and verify the incoming alarm, and immediately, they should get hold of you to alert you of your alarm system. Remember they supposed to ask you for a password, which you should be able to provide them with and if the password is incorrect, they then alert the police.

 

For more information about alarm systems, visit our website.

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CRIME IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS

CRIME IN RESIDENTAL AREAS

Author: KOBUS LABUSCHAGNE

Crime is mostly very common in residential areas as burglars think that is very easy to break into a residential home. Most of this crime is in the Johannesburg and Pretoria areas. Did you know that burglars have a new tactic whereby they will rent a home in a security complex, which give them full and easy access to gain entrance? These not so clever thieves actually store the stolen goods in those rented units. So if you do live in security complex, take necessary precautions when it comes to your home security. Do not rely on the fact that live in a security estate with electrical fencing, driveway gates, gate motors and security personnel.

At Autogate, we make provide that extra care of security at affordable prices. Our products range from electric fencing to vehicle barriers with access via card readers, fingerprint identification, gate motors, intercom systems and CCTV measures.

Maintenance: we specialise in maintenance for all your

Swimming Pool pumps

Driveway gates

Garage door gates

Gate motors

Solar Systems

Burglar alarms

Electrical Fencing

AND even your in house products such as stoves and all electrical problems

For more information about our residential security, and maintenance, please contact our sales staff. 086 111 2929 (24 hours a day)

 

 

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INVESTING IN AN ALARM SYSTEM

INVESTING IN AN ALARM SYSTEM

 

Author: KOBUS LABUSCHAGNE

 

Very good alarm systems are costly. Investing in an alarm system is another way in improving security in your premises because it is proven theft deterrence is one of the safest modes when it comes to security. You will need to take time in understanding the types of alarm systems and making a choice as there are a lot of them on the market. Another important factor to take into consideration is whether; you will install the alarm system yourself or hire a contractor. For more info on alarm contractors, visit our webpage http://www.autogate.co.za

 

Having a Monitored system and the Unmonitored System

This is the one whereby a security company monitors your system on a 24 hours daily basis, every day, alerting the police if something goes wrong, should you be unavailable  to be contacted. Unmonitored systems on the other hand are cost effective. They on-site sirens and flashing lights that alerts your neighbours of a break-in, or anything being tampered with in your premises. The system’s sensors are triggered in some way, such as a door opening.

 

How an alarm system works

Most of the time the system, will allow you to deactivate it by being on the silent mode for 30 to 45 seconds. Should this alarm be not deactivated, it then signals a message to the monitoring company over the phone or a using a wireless device. The company responsible for your monitoring of alarm system should receive the call and verify the incoming alarm, and immediately, they should get hold of you to alert you of your alarm system. Remember they supposed to ask you for a password, which you should be able to provide them with and if the password is incorrect, they then alert the police.

 

For more information about alarm systems, visit our website.

www.autogate.co.za

 

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GATE MOTOR REPAIRS IN PRETORIA

GATE MOTOR REPAIRS IN PRETORIA

By Autogate – www.autogate.co.za

We are the major gate motor repair company in Pretoria. We offer our services; in repairs and servicing of CENTURION and HANSA gate motors and many other popular gate motors such as the Centurion D3, D5, D10, Vector and R series range and the Hansa Speedo, Deluxe 1 & 2, DC Blue, Gemini, Pro-Alpha and Elite models . Our aim is to refurbish motors, do upgrades and supply remote controls. We work on both swing and slide gates. We mostly use only the best products on the market. Battery backs are also available for the times or power failures and load shedding.

An important factor we take into consideration is that we concentrate on locally manufactured gate motors such as the Hansa and Centurion motors. These motors are locally manufactured for many years in South Africa, are reliable, fast and the spare parts are readily available.  

 

When called out for a job, we check the wear and tear, the safety devices are working well.

 

We have an emergency 24 hour service. Give us a call today for your routine inspections for your automated door for FREE.

 

www.autogate.co.za

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CRIME IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS

CRIME IN RESIDENTAL AREAS

Author: KOBUS LABUSCHAGNE

Crime is mostly very common in residential areas as burglars think that is very easy to break into a residential home. Most of this crime is in the Johannesburg and Pretoria areas. Did you know that burglars have a new tactic whereby they will rent a home in a security complex, which give them full and easy access to gain entrance? These not so clever thieves actually store the stolen goods in those rented units. So if you do live in security complex, take necessary precautions when it comes to your home security. Do not rely on the fact that live in a security estate with electrical fencing, driveway gates, gate motors and security personnel.

At Autogate, we make provide that extra care of security at affordable prices. Our products range from electric fencing to vehicle barriers with access via card readers, fingerprint identification, gate motors, intercom systems and CCTV measures.

Maintenance: we specialise in maintenance for all your

Swimming Pool pumps

Driveway gates

Garage door gates

Gate motors

Solar Systems

Burglar alarms

Electrical Fencing

AND even your in house products such as stoves and all electrical problems

For more information about our residential security, and maintenance, please contact our sales staff. 086 111 2929 (24 hours a day)

 

 

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REPLACING GARAGE DOOR ROLLERS AND HINGES

Replacing Garage Door Rollers and Hinges

 

Author: Kobus Labuschagne

Replacing garage door rollers and hinges, is not that simple. In this article, we learn about the simplest way to replace your rollers and hinges. Rollers should be replaced with your garage door up. First you will be required to unscrew the rollers that are attached to the hinges. Move the hinge outward from the door to move away from the roller track. You should do the same to the other new hinges that you would like to install. Use a hammer to tap the bolts out with a hammer before the hinge will release from the door. Thread back the nut a few turns before tapping. To be secure and have a safe garage door, you can you can also use a small block of wood as an intermediary between the hammer and the bolt if space allows.

When reattaching the hinge, tip the roller back into the track, and position the hinge. Tap the bolts back through from the outside, if possible. Garage doors use a bolt known as a carriage bolt. There is no gripping surface on the bolt to hold while you tighten the nut. Rather, it has a square lip below the smooth head that presses and locks into the wood of the door. If you try to tighten the nut without tapping the carriage bolt in first, it may not engage into the same square hole it made in the door originally, and could strip out the wood and begin to turn. Then, you will have to hold the end of the threaded part of the bolt with pliers while you tighten the nut with a wrench. It’s good for you to know this trick because older garage doors often show some rot around the bolt openings, especially near the ground, and the carriage bolts may turn no matter how careful you may be!!

  1. Use any creative method at your disposal… ladder, 2×4, significant other… to brace up the door panel before you unbolt the hinge. Without this reinforcement, the door will at best sag and at worst break.
  2. If you are dealing with a bottom hinge, remove all tension from the cable or disconnect it from the bracket. Remember that the weight of the spring itself exerts a good amount of force, so, if disconnecting the cable is too difficult (some cables are permanently attached to the lower bracket, making replacement an art form), clamp the cable to the track, leaving a little slack on the roller bracket side!
  3. Do the roller replacement routine described at the beginning of this section.
  4. Once all bolts are fastened down, remove all clamps, braces, etc., and test door manually a few times. Then, reengage the garage door opener, if you have one, and make sure it works smoothly.

 

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DRIVEWAY GATE MAINTENANCE

DRIVEWAY GATES MAINTENANCE

You can get driveway gates in different types of materials. The wooden driveway gate is still very rare, reason being it is expensive to install. The popular type we mostly to find is the steel driveway gate and wrought iron driveway gate. These are the light type of gate and are the affordable type to install. Another alternative is the aluminium driveway gate. This gate material is already used for planes, as it is light. Aluminium is malleable, and it ensures that it can moulded into any design you would want to make it.

Driveway gates work best with gate automation, for security reasons and easy access. Before you install a gate motor for your gate, you should be able to know if your gate will be sliding or swing gate. Reason being there are different gate motors for the sliding gate or swing gate. You can also install gate cameras and an intercom system. Some people prefer to have a security alarm system installed. I would suggest that you hire a driveway gate company that specialise in this, as these companies stand behind these products with a 3 year warranty AUTOGATE DRIVEWAY GATES. They have a list of gate motors and it all depends on your budget and what you prefer.

AUTHOR: KOBUS LABUCHAGNE is the owner of Autogate South Africa. His company is based in Johannesburg and Pretoria and are opened 24hrs/7days  a week.

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SINGLE GARAGE DOORS

SINGLE GARAGE DOORS

Single panel doors are constructed from one monolithic panel. From the closed position a single panel door will slide up and overhead on rails to the fully open position. A disadvantage of monolithic panel doors is that the swing up arc of the door occurs partially outside the garage. Meaning a car should stop and park several feet in front of the door to avoid being hit by the garage door when it is opened. At Autogate, we sell and install the following types of single garage doors.

SINGLE 10 PANEL

SINGLE 20 PANEL

SINGLE 30 PANEL

SINGLE GOTHIC GARAGE DOOR

SINGLE STUDED GARAGE DOOR

BRICK GARAGE DOOR

HORIZONTAL GARAGE DOOR

The reason why garage doors  with extension springs are installed with a restraint cable running through the centre of springs is because, the springs the garage door spring snap, this may harm someone, therefore is advisable if your single garage torsion springs snap, please do not repair them yourself. Call a garage door professional to remove, replace or repair them

 

Kobus Labuschagne is the owner of Autogate South Africa and his company has branches in Sandton, Rosebank, Hyde Park, Midrand, Centurion and Pretoria, that will assist you with garage doors and other garage door parts.

www.autogate.co.za

 

 

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