How reliable are automated gates?

  • 3 November 2015
  • The Gate Man

We asked Lee Hilton, owner of Windlesham Gates, how reliable are automated gates?
"Automated gates can be incredibly reliable if they are maintained regularly. We recommend all automated gates should be maintained a minimum of every six months and more often if the gate is expected to get a high volume of use. We have customers who have had gates installed for over 10 years and the gates still perform exceptionally well, but they are maintained on a regular basis by our engineers."

New safety advice issued on electric gates

  • 30 October 2015
  • The Gate Man

Gate installers, designers and maintanance providers are being asked to consider recent safety advice issued by HSE's director of Field Operations.

The safety alert asks installers to fit extra safeguards in addition to limiting the closing forces of electric gates.

These are the things your installer needs to do if they are installing or modifying electrically powered gates at your property.

Can I convert my existing gates to automatic gates?

  • 29 October 2015
  • The Gate Man

It is possible that your current gates can be converted to automatic gates but always ask for a site visit by a reputable installer to have a full assessment carried out. Your current gates will need to be able to withstand the automation system and a professional installer will be able to provide you with all options available to you.

Gate Safety

  • 29 October 2015
  • The Gate Man

If you are looking at having new electric gates installed then safety is paramount. To ensure your installation meets all safety guidelines then ensure your installers are members of the DHF Door Hardware Federation and Gate Safe. When the installation is complete ask your installers to provide full operating instructions, safety advice and demonstrate the correct way to operate the gates.