As far as securing a property is concerned gate automation is a crucial service. To appreciate this one must consider the safety risks associated with manually operated gates, or for that matter gates with inferior / poorly installed automation mechanisms.
Many robberies, hijackings and misdemeanors occur when unsuspecting victims are driving into or even out of their driveways or gates – be it at home or a business premises. Victims become vulnerable when having to open or close gates manually or when there are repeat gate motor or mechanism failures – which then amounts to the same risk or exposure as a manual gate.
Forcefield also specialises in gate automation and provides tailored solutions that consider the property and gate type, budget as well as specific security and automation needs.
Forcefield relies primarily on Centurion systems motors for its gate automation, due to the brand and its products being a preferred choice in the marketplace. When installing an appropriate motor, one takes into account the weight of the gate and the frequency of which the motor will need to open a gate.
For the average home, the D5 motor is used for sliding gates. This is rated up to a 500kg gate. For a complex, a D10 motor is generally installed. This is rated for up to a 1000kg gate and a higher number of daily openings.
Very rarely, and as necessary, an A10 motor can be installed. This is rated for a gate up to 2000kg. In the case of swing gates, motor options include the Vantage, Vert-X as well as the R3 and R5. Forcefield will thoroughly investigate your domestic or commercial automation needs, before making a recommendation. Additionally, Forcefield can assist in regards to garage automation, with options such as X-Trac and RDO II motors – for roll-up, tip-up and sectional doors.