Automatic Gates & Barriers
By choosing to have your gates automated, you will further enhance all the benefits of having gates at the entrance of your property. Beyond the simplicity and convenience of opening and closing your gates with a remote control without having to leave your vehicle (which is most useful at night or in bad weather) automatic gates have additional advantages over that of manual gates.
Automation avoids the struggle with large and heavy gates that many people encounter, a simple press of a button on a remote control allows access. Visitors will usually use an intercom at the gateway to contact you before you let them in, this helps prevent unwanted callers and hawkers.
On the security front, electrically automated gates have irreversibly geared motors making it difficult for burglars to force open the gates and fitting a maglock ensuring maximum protection can enhance this further. Having your gates automated increases the investment made to your property, with the extra style and exclusivity of automatically operating gates. It’s possible to automate existing gates too, so you’ve no need to purchase an entirely new system.
Are Electric Gates and Barriers Expensive?
We usually find that it costs less than people imagine. 25 years ago when automation was in its infancy it was truly the reserve of the mega rich to have their gates automated. Today with advances in manufacturing and technology, gate automation
is within reach of many, many more people.
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Service and Maintenance Regulations – What you need to know.
As a provider of security and access control solutions, it is our obligation to inform you of EC laws, and updates to laws, relating to the operation of automated access equipment and the potential liability issues that would arise in the event of human injury or death as a result of faulty, unmaintained equipment.
To summarise the salient points relating to these legal requirements:
- In accordance with The Supply Of Machinery (Safety) Regulations, it is a requirement that the end user/customer of all industrial doors and automated systems shall establish a fully documented maintenance regime in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- The European Community Commission has declared that all AUTOMATIC CLOSING SYSTEMS (motorised gates and doors etc.) are governed by the Machine Directives 1 and must comply with the CE, EN12453 standard (and the corresponding CE, EN12445 relative to testing and measurement) determine the requirements for the automatic closing system and furnish indications as to how dangerous situations can be avoided or reduced according to the following methods:
- Respecting the safety measurements
- The minimum protection level and force limitation
- Detecting presence and using safety devices
- Resistance to breakage and failure
- Documents to be handed over to the client must contain the following:
- The operating instructions for the safe use of the system
- Normal maintenance instructions
- The declaration of approval
- The maintenance register
- It is also a requirement of British Standards (BS12453) that a bi-annual service of safety systems be carried out by a competent body.
It is, therefore, imperative that you ensure that every one of your company’s sites fitted with any form of automated access equipment, without exception, is issued with a maintenance regime compliant with European Community Commission directives.
At Trust Security Systems Ltd we provide competitively priced service and maintenance contracts that will not only ensure that your company keeps on the right side of the law, but more importantly, will give you the peace of mind that your premises are protected by fully operational, maintained security and access control equipment.
For further information, please feel free to contact our Service dept by telephone or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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