Monthly Archives: June 2014

What are the Different Kinds of Slide Gate Motors?

Automatic Slide Gates offer a secure and practical solution for homes, commercial establishments, warehouses and storage buildings that have limited driveway spaces. A slide gate could be any size or length and could be made of many different types of materials. Large, metal slide gates specially made for industrial applications weigh too much for an average person to open and close. This is when slide gate motors come in handy.

Slide gate motors come in different shapes, sizes, capacities, power sources, mechanisms and constructions. In searching for the most suitable slide gate motor, the most common types and brands will surely interest you:

LiftMaster Slide Gate Opener – LiftMaster is the most popular brand of gate motors with models that range from commercial to residential gate openers. LiftMaster offers models that will operate under different kinds of environments and even under tough conditions. All LiftMaster slide gate motors are weather proof, powder-coated and lockable. It is one of a few brands that are UL325 compliant.

DoorKing Slide Gate Opener – DoorKing manufactures heavy duty gate motors for continuous operation. All gate openers are fully adjustable and come with user-friendly features like programming switches, loop detector ports, fail secure features and tough factory warranties.

Elite Slide Gate Opener – Elite slide gate openers are made to work even the toughest, high ambient temperature conditions. With models that have dual motors, built-in heaters, with battery back-up systems, surge and lightning protection features, gold zinc-platting to reduce corrosion and up to date control boards you will certainly have your money’s worth with an Elite automatic slide gate motor.

Apollo Slide Gate Operator – Apollo slide gate motors are mostly adjustable, chain-driven and programmable. With features like 7 day programming, electric shock protection features, stronger plug-in receivers which are 2x range compared to industry standards and dual application features. All Apollo modes are corrosion resistant, solar power compatible for solar gate systems and have efficient battery charging features.

Linear Slide Gate Opener – Linear manufactures commercial openers for large and long slide gates. Models are drive-chain operated with apex controllers, exterior reset buttons and polyurethane covers to withstand varying temperatures and dust. Gate openers come in 1-phase, 1 HP and either in 115V or 230V.

GTO Gates – GTO manufactures gate motors for different applications. Their residential slide gate opener is a homeowner’s dream with features like battery backups, brushless motors to reduce maintenance and faster opening speeds; ideal for all kinds of slide gates (tube, chain link, panel, ornamental or wooden gates). GTO ensures that your slide gates will open efficiently each time with openers protected with UV resistant covers. All gate motors are covered with mechanical and electrical warranties.

All these automatic slide gate motors are available online and should be ordered ahead of time. To ensure that you are purchasing the right slide gate operator for your slide gate and for your specific residential or commercial needs, you should contact our sales representative or a professional to help you get started.

Do you have any questions regarding our slide gate operators? Our technical sales and support team is standing by if needed, just give us a call at 1-800-730-8382 or contact us by e-mail as we are eager to assist you for all your access control equipment needs. Find the access control product you’re looking for today!

I am having trouble getting my gate to work with my 2014 GMC built in remote system…

Marty in Alberta, Canada sent us this question: Good morning, I am having trouble getting my gate to work with my 2014 GMC built in remote system It points me to this site in the owner’s manual… http://www.homelink.com/home/welcome Have you heard of anyone else having trouble and can you find someone to help me?

Answer: Marty the ‘HomeLink’ system is a GM product that emulates a remote transmitter frequency. If you have a “rolling code” receiver you must first teach your vehicle the frequency and then program your vehicle into your garage door opener or gate operator as if it was another transmitter or clicker… Best advice I can give you is take your vehicle to the dealer and have them program your frequency in – it ought to be free, then when you get home find and press the learn button on the door operator you want to program and within 90 seconds press the chosen button on your truck twice… The operator should trigger but if you continue to have issues or if you do get in a jam you can also call HomeLink® Customer Care at 1-800-355-3515, and I am sure that they can walk you thru the programming…

Have questions regarding our products? Our technical sales and support team is standing by if needed, just give us a call at 1-800-730-8382 or contact us by e-mail as we are eager to assist you for all your access control equipment needs. Find the access control product you’re looking for today!

I need to contact Verizon to hook up a dedicated phone line for the modem. Does the keypad use that same phone line when the option is selected to dial a resident’s phone number?

Lamar of Royal Ridge asked: I need to contact Verizon to hook up a dedicated phone line for the modem. Does the keypad use that same phone line when the option is selected to dial a resident’s phone number? If so, does this dual use of the same telephone line affect modem communication when simultaneously dialing in from a pc and a guest dialing a homeowner’s phone number via the keypad?

Answer: Wow, if I understood the question correctly, yes it does… of course when you dial in from your computer to program your telephone entry system it will tie up the line so that your visitors will have to wait… you do however have options you know right? You can send the information at a prearranged time of the night when traffic thru the gate is minimal, you also have the choice of having your gate open with the telephone entry is unavailable or you can simply take a chance and have the visitor wait a couple of minutes (it normally takes about 1 minute to send changes to any type of telephone entry system) until the changes are sent and the telephone entry resumes its normal operations.

Have questions regarding our products? Our technical sales and support team is standing by if needed, just give us a call at 1-800-730-8382 or contact us by e-mail as we are eager to assist you for all your access control equipment needs. Find the access control product you’re looking for today!

Can I use a car sticker with the Liftmaster model CSL24V?

Omar in Carolina, Puerto Rico asks… Can I use a car sticker with the Liftmaster model ?

Answer: Hello Omar, I am going to assume that by “sticker” you mean a barcode label that is placed on the side of your vehicle. The answer is yes, however you must realize that this operation is not processed by your operator but by whatever access control system running your barcode readers.

Have questions regarding our products? Our technical sales and support team is standing by if needed, just give us a call at 1-800-730-8382 or contact us by e-mail as we are eager to assist you for all your access control equipment needs. Find the access control product you’re looking for today!

Access Control Equipment and RV Resorts

Access control and RV resorts… not the friendliest of unions, and if you’ve ever installed any type of operator in an RV park, you know exactly what I am talking about. There are a million combinations of ingress or access systems available made “just for that application” right? However you will want to ensure that the 50’ million dollar machines can make it thru without damaging their custom paint jobs and that the Jeep towing the Airstream doesn’t have the gate close in between both, not to mention that you will want the flexibility to give the pool guy a code that lets him in Mon-Fri from 7 to 5 and grants him access to the pool equipment room, the renter a card that allows him access to the park, clubhouse, gym and pool (of course dusk to dawn), the landscapers a code that lets him in Mon-Fri from 7 to 5 period, the ability for the pizza delivery guy to call the resident and that your managers will have 24/7 access to the whole world at any given time, right?

In cases like these you may want a hybrid system like the SecuraKey Nova 16 or possibly a combination of devices from Linear, LiftMaster or even Door King. With any of these you have the convenience of having a telephone entry system at your gate as well as an access control system for any of your other access control points and the fact that the whole system can be programmed from one computer, on one software with multiple security levels and customizable perimeters.

So please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to walk you and your company thru a customized access control system that will give you years of uninterrupted service and security.

Have questions regarding our products? Our technical sales and support team is standing by if needed, just give us a call at 1-800-730-8382 or contact us by e-mail as we are eager to assist you for all your access control equipment needs. Find the access control product you’re looking for today!