Caution Over Cheap Automatic Gate Controllers - Frenchs Forest - North Sydney
A client residing at Frenchs Forest contacted us recently as they had an broken automatic gate system which had been sourced through another company.
Unfortunately the gate opener was poor quality and had broken. There were also no available parts for servicing or repairs.
To make matters worse, the sliding gate system that had been installed was not suited to this site as the gate ran on a slope. The gate motor that was installed was under-powered to properly operate the driveway gate reliably and safely and would often foul.
When meeting with the client we discussed their requirements on how they wanted the automatic gate system to operate. We also took into account how many vehicles would be using the driveway gate system as this affects the number of open and close actions the gate motor must perform each day.
After the meeting we were able to recommend a replacement sliding gate system that best suited to their site.
The system was designed around the BFT Deimos BTA 600 sliding gate operator. We chose this gate motor as the extra capacity allows it to provide extra power to the driveway gate operator. This gave more range in adjusting the speed - yes automatic gates have adjustable open and close speeds - and where the gate would stop. It also took into account the weight of the sliding gate as it travelled along the slope, particulaly as it travelled up the slope. This contributed greatly to the reliablility and safety of the automatic security gate system.
Because the length of the sliding gate was quite long, running on a slope and located in a quiet street, the speed of operation was set at a slower setting which provided a smoother operation and a more precise stopping function. This allowed us to provide the safest and most reliable automatic gate system specifically for the client.
There were several members of the family with vehicles, so we supplied five key ring remote controls that allowed convenient operation of the remote control sliding gate system from within each vehicle.
Although the client was disappointed to learn that their exisiting sytem was not repairable, the replacement remote control gate system is now covered by a two year parts and labour warranty, should anything unexpected happen.
Our client was extremely happy with the end result and now has a very reliable and safe Automatic Security Gate System.