With these simple, easy-to-practice tips, you can get the best use out of your automatic gate and minimize the chance of breakdowns and malfunctions. Read on for professional advice courtesy of our team.
Invest in a modern gate opener
Modern gate opener models have all sorts of special features that make them a worthwhile investment. Rolling code technology can keep tech-savvy thieves at bay, while WiFi compatibility can allow you to use your smartphone to control and monitor the system. There's also backup battery options, digital locking mechanisms, and even solar-powered openers. Get in touch with our experts to learn more about the different options available today.
Consider using thinner wire for the swing gate safety loops
The thinner wire is as durable and reliable as its traditional counterparts. At the same time, it can fit into much smaller slots which are easier to seal after the installation job is done. This brings several advantages. Firstly, the installation takes much less time. Additionally, the driveway’s integrity is restored more easily and effectively.
Perform regular inspections of your gate
Your driveway gate is exposed to the elements so it is important to check its condition regularly. Rust and rot are easiest to handle when discovered early, so check for them in particular. Open and close your gate a couple of times to ensure it is moving smoothly and remove any twigs, pebbles or other debris from the tracks to ensure the wheels don't get stuck.
Install a backup battery system for your electric gate opener
From time to time, we all have to live through a power outage. When this happens it's frustrating for those with automatic gates, as using the system will be impossible. That is, unless your opener has a backup battery. This type of add-on can be a great way to keep using the system automatically when the main power goes out.