gate automation

Eight gate automation issues need to be avoided easily

Gate Automation issues which can be avoided easily

1) Make sure the gate automation works

Any gate to be automated must work properly. Gate Automation will not overcome problems with an incorrectly installed gate.



2) Gates on slopes

Avoid fitting gates in situations that run uphill.  It may complicate the situation and put a strain on the gate automation.  It can be done but we suggest you to avoid it if possible.

3) Is it up to the job?

Make sure that the equipment chosen is suitable and meets the specifications as laid down by the manufacturer. If you fail to do that it will invalidate the guarantee.

4) Professional gate automation

Gate automation equipment should be fitted by a profession installer like us.  It may cost a little more but you will then have someone who will take full responsibility for the installation as well as carrying out a proper risk assessment as required by law.

5) Environment

Environmental conditions must be considered for gate automation, particularly the effect of wind on a gate.  Even an ‘open railing’ gate will present a degree of wind resistance, and close wooded gates are just like a sail in strong wind.

6) Means of opening gates

Make sure how you want to open the gate both from inside and outside.  Typical alternatives include – Keypads/card access, Radio remotes, vehicle detectors, push-buttons, ground loops/probe and GSM via cell phone.

7) Trade Access

Consideration must be given to necessity for access to trades people such as postmen, gardeners, dustmen etc. This is often achieved by connecting a button or one of the above means of access to a time clock which would allow the gate to be operated by a less secure means only at certain times of day.

8) Self-locking motors

You cannot rely on a ‘locking’ operator to provide total security to your gate.  The addition of extra locks will make it much more difficult to force a gate open and in extreme circumstances bollards have been fitted in front or behind a gate to improve security.

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Gate Automation

Gate Automation Servicing And Maintenance

Design, installation, servicing and maintenance of  gate automation

Guard Security Systems (GuardSysTM) install only the best and latest technology in gate automation. We are gate automation specialists, supplying an extensive range of equipment for electric gates, traffic barriers, intercoms and safety accessories in all London areas.


With over 45 years of combined experience in the industry, our staff are familiar with all the leading brands of Automation. Many years of experience in gate automation means the reliability and peace of mind that comes with quality components & experienced technicians, which is always guaranteed.


We offer full after sales service to keep the reliability of your automated gates or manual gates for many years. We can advise and install the right security gate to make your life as secure and easy as you could want.


Our automatic gate equipment is reliable, cost effective and strong enough to handle the most intensely used domestic, commercial or industrial gates. We also offer repairs and maintenance plans for all kind of automation systems, regardless of who has installed the system.


From automated gate design to installation, everything is custom made to your specific requirements. We are available 24/7/365 for our clients. Our technicians are kept up to date on the latest gate automation technology, safety issues and the security needs of our customers. When the need arises, just give us a call on 0207 887 2244 and one of our experienced technicians will be on their way to you.


What We Offer:


  • Dedicated & experienced technicians
  • Domestic and commercial gate automation
  • Top quality gate automation systems
  • Locally produced remote controlled operators
  • 24/7 help and supports
  • Full service agreements


We pride ourselves on helping our customers with choosing the best gate or door automation system for their security. After completing the installation, we demonstrate the gate automation system and provide full training on its proper use and care.


Whether you have existing automated gates or you are considering to have a new one, we can help you find a qualified engineer in all London areas and can offer you expert advice when choosing your electric gate system.


For further information about gate automation, to request a budget quotation or to book a free survey, please contact us or complete our book a survey form.