Wondering what's wrong with your automatic gate? Have some questions about electric openers and intercom systems? Then take a look at the following FAQs and get the expert answers you're searching for.
Can I use my 12V gate opener when the power supply is suddenly cut?
If your gate opener has a backup battery, then using it during a power outage will be possible, provided that the battery is charged. If your opener has an emergency release cord or lever, then you should also be able to use it manually. Check your owner's manual to learn how to do this safely.
How many pressure safety edges does my gate need?
Pressure edges are an important safety feature that is designed to keep your gate from getting damaged or from damaging something that gets in its way. The recommended amount that should be used depends on the type of system you have, as sliding gates and swing type units are vulnerable at different spots. Four are usually the minimum.
What gate safety issues do I need to be aware of?
Any type of machinery always has the potential to cause harm, especially when it’s automatic and heavy. There have been instances of people being stuck in or crushed by malfunctioning gates. For this reason, both electric gates and automatic garage doors have photo eye sensors at the entrance. This mechanism is connected to the opener, and is meant to detect any object crossing the gate’s path. This way your gate reverses in case something is detected.