Frequently Asked Questions
Can my gate be automated if it opens outwards towards the road?
If the gate is already installed on the front boundary line and actually opens onto council property, then no your gate is not able to be automated. As there are safety issues to the public. If you are able to install your gates within your property and have them operate to the fully open position within your property, then the answer would be yes. But we would strongly recommend the installation of safety accessory products.
Can my gate automatically close?
Yes it is able to automatically close behind you after you have opened the gate. By installing safety products to your automatic gate such as Photo beams. Photo beams detect if a person or object passes through the operating area of the closing gate or has been left in this area. They stop or block the movement of the gate, therefore minimizing the risk of injury and or damage to people and or property. Without safety devices fitted, it is our company policy to not programme our operators to automatically close.
Can my gate be automated if the gate opens up hill with rising hinges?
Yes your gates are able to be automated when rising hinges are fitted to your gate. So long as there is some thought given to the design prior to manufacturing your gates. Please keep in mind the weight of your gate and the material you use to manufacture your gates.
Can my existing automatic garage door operator be operated by my new DEA remote control?
Yes it is able to be operated in most cases by your new DEA remote control. We are able to fit into your garage door operator a new DEA receiver that recognizes our secure rolling code remote control.
What is cheaper. An automatic Sliding gate or an automatic Swing gate?
That depends entirely on your requirements and site conditions. A sliding gate has only one motor not two like double swing gates, but by design may have more components and site requirements, therefore adding to the cost. A sliding gate also allows you to make better use of limited room on driveways. A set of swing gates may have an extra motor but require less site work. A single swing gate only has one motor, but will require larger posts, bigger hinges and a larger gate frame. Our IDEAL certified trade clients are happy to answer all these questions when they arrange an on site inspection to determine your gate requirements.