Jan – A1 Gate & Garage Motor Services

Jan

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Solar Powered gate motors

Today was 1st of many.

A long standing customer ordered from me a solar system for his Centurion Vantage swing gate motor. These motors all run from battery power and can easily be incorporated with a solar system to keep the battery charged. He specifically ordered the solar system after suffering severe power outages in his neighborhood.

These systems are affordable and your motor can run off grid entirely. This specific setup an Estimated R3800.00 installed.

The following model gate motors can be solar powered:

  • Centurion D5 Evo
  • Centurion D2 Turbo
  • Centurion D10 (all models) (will need 2x Panels)
  • Centurion Vantage & Vert-X
  • Gemini DC Slider 7ah & 12aH
  • ET Drive 300, 500 & 600
  • ET Drive 1000 (Will need 2x panel setup)
gate motor solar panel
gate motor solar panel installation.

Centurion D10 Turbo Sliding gate Operator

D10 TURBO – HIGH-SPEED INDUSTRIAL SLIDING GATE MOTOR

The lightning-fast CENTURION D10 Turbo high-speed industrial sliding gate motor is the perfect solution for speed freaks to get their fix. Whether you’re just in a hurry, or seriously concerned about your security, there is no time wasted with the D10 Turbo high-speed industrial sliding gate motor at your gate. This beast will move a gate weighing up to 1000kg and, depending on the weight of the gate, can reach speeds of up to 50 meters per minute. It’s our fastest operator yet!

New Product – Centurion Wizo Link

WiZo-Link.

WiZo-Link uses radio technology to create what is known as a mesh network. This may be described as a layer of radio communications (think of these as roads) where every device (WiZo-Link) is continually acting as a repeater for all the signals (the “traffic” or “vehicles” travelling on the “road”) in the network, even if these devices are not associated with that WiZo-Link.
Control your entire world with a single, centralised GSM unit
Bring your WiZo network to life by adding a CENTURION G-ULTRA GSM unit. All you’ll need is a single, centralized GSM unit to monitor and control all your WiZo-Linked appliances via your mobile phone*. This is a far more cost-effective solution than installing a GSM unit at every appliance that you’d like to monitor and/or control, and you’ll save a wad of cash on cabling and installation costs, not to mention the convenience of controlling your home from your phone.

Wizo Link Brochure.pdf

Buy Wizo Link

Our Online store – Gate motor prices and Specifications.

A1 Gate motor is proud to be able to give customers an easy online shopping experience.

Our online store has categories of products on offer. We focus mainly on door and gate automation. We know that buying the correct equipment to suit your need can be dreadful and confusing. The sales representative is ready to take calls and answer any questions you may have. The sale representative is qualified and also skilled in the actual installation and technical support and know how.

We have all the market leader brands on offer. Manufacturers include, Centurion Systems, Gemini (DMI Engineering), ET|NICE, DTS, Hansa and many more.

You will be able view Gate motor Prices and request shipping quotes. Product specifications and applications. We also list supporting add on’s like Wireless PIN entry access control keypads, Intercom systems, Garage motor batteries, remotes and much more.

When a product is viewed the viewer will also see a list of relevant products listed. These products are all usable with the product on display. Not all remotes work everywhere. They can only be used with relevant products.

Attempted Robbery The Reeds Centurion.

4 Robbers attempted to gain access to a property in the Reeds,Centurion.

A Neighbor called the Patrolling security company Monitor Net when he saw the would be robbers trying to lift the gate from it’s rails to gain entry. It later evolved to a shootout between cops and robbers.

Making sure your main gate is secure en your perimeter is secure will keep these thugs out and your family safe.

Terms & Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO  EQUIPMENT & INSTALLATION

Herein contained are the terms and conditions of installation & service.

 

A1 – THE INSTALLER/SERVICE PROVIDER 90 DAY WARRANTY

EQUIPMENT – MANUFACTURER 12/24 MONTH (DEPENDING ON MANUFACTURER)

1) Installation:

A1 agrees to install the equipment listed in a workmanlike manner in accordance with the following conditions:

A. Customer will make premises available without interruption during A1’s normal working hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

B. Customer understands that the installation will necessitate drilling, digging into various parts of the premises. Company intends generally to conceal wiring in the finished areas of the premises, however, there may be areas in which due to construction, decoration or furnishing of the premises, Company determines, in its sole discretion that it would be impractical to conceal the wiring and in such cases, wire will be exposed.

C. Customer agrees to provide 240v AC electrical outlets at the designated locations for equipment requiring AC power.

D. Customer agrees to provide for any lifting equipment and civil works not covered by the company’s schedule or proposal for works.

E. Customer understands that installation requires drilling holes in interior and exterior walls. Company limits its liability to the patching of said holes and Company cannot be responsible for providing paint or wall coverings to match those colors or coverings existing within Customer’s premises. We apply a black rust deterrent coating to all welding spots. It’s up to the customer to coat paint with desired color.

F. All animals to be contained during installation. A1 Will not be held responsible for pets during this time.
G. A1 must by customer be informed of any existing under ground pipe and or cabling before installation – A1 will not be held responsible for any damages during installation.

H. Building rubble and removed equipment disposal is entirely to the customer’s expense and responsibility.

2) Title to the equipment is to remain with Company until the full purchase price is paid which will fall due instantly following installation. Failure to pay the purchase price of the installed equipment when due shall give Company the right, without obligation to repossess that equipment with or without notice, and to avail itself of any legal remedy. Any costs for collection, including reasonable legal fees are at the Customer’s expense.

3)  Limited Warranty–All equipment, materials & labour used is covered by a 30 day warranty after installation. After wich materials and equipment will be on a 12/24 month return to base WARRANTY’. Also known as carry in manufacturer warranty determent by the manufacturer.

After 30 days at the companies discretion a call out fee will apply.

LABOUR AND MATERIAL REQUIRED TO REPAIR OR REPLACE SUCH DEFECTIVE COMPONENTS OR TO MAKE MECHANICAL ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SYSTEM WILL BE FREE OF CHARGE FOR A PERIOD OF NINETY(90)DAYS FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE ORIGINAL INSTALLATION.

THE CUSTOMER’S REMEDIES HERE UNDER AND UNDER ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY AND FITNESS, ARE EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS STATED ABOVE.

COMPANY SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWEVER OCCASIONED.

THE WARRANTY PRINTED ABOVE DOES NOT APPLY TO THE CONDITIONS LISTED BELOW.

IN THE EVENT CUSTOMER CALLS COMPANY FOR SERVICE UNDER THE WARRANTY AND UPON INSPECTION BY THE COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE IT IS FOUND THAT ONE OF THE SE-CONDITIONS HAS LED TO THE IN-OPERABILITY OR APPARENT IN OPERABILITY OF THE SYSTEM, A CHARGE WILL BE MADE FOR THE SERVICE CALL OF THE COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE WHETHER OR NOT HE ACTUALLY WORKS ON THE SYSTEM.

SHOULD IT ACTUALLY BE NECESSARY TO MAKE REPAIRS TO THE SYSTEM DUE TO ONE OF THE”CONDITIONS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY”, CHARGE WILL BE MADE FOR SUCH WORK AT COMPANY’S THEN APPLICABLE RATES FOR LABOUR AND MATERIAL.

Conditions Not Covered by Warranty:

A. Damage resulting from accidents, acts of God, alteration, misuse, tampering and abuse.

B. Failure of Customer to properly follow operating instructions provided by Company at time of installation.

C. Interruption to commercial power.

D. Batteries,lamps, bulbs, fuses & other consumable items.

4) Errors or omissions in construction or installation of the system, including but not limited to, failure to wire any portion of the premises must be called to the attention of Company by Customer, in writing, within ten (7) calendar days of completion of installation. Upon expiration of said ten (7) days, the installation and the protection provided shall be deemed accepted by Customer.

5. LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY

(a) A1 as is permitted by the law, the Company shall not be liable whether in contract, tort or otherwise, for any loss, damage or expense of any kind whatsoever, consequential or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the installation, and  non-operation or faulty operation of the Equipment.

New Product – Soon Sectional garage door operator from ET | Nice

Finally,

A garage door opener directly coupled to the torsion bar. This Can only mean smooth operation with less wear and tear as a result.  I also admire It’s compact size makes it sooo easy to install in tight spaces, I like it. I like it alot. 

It’s been on sale for some time now, just over 2 years. Why haven’t wee seen it or why does it not get recommended by the installers? The Answer is simple – Installers need that O-View communicator additionally in order to program and maintain the SOON GDO. The O-View is not cheap and I don’t see Installers going out their way to get it either. No Installer backing a very “NIce” product is left on the side.

I am Probably the only Installer this side of the Border that has one.

All that said, and moving on to what I don’t like. I personally don’t think much of the battery back up system. It proofed problematic with the Robus 250 & 500 Sliding gate motor models back then. If your main attraction to a new motor is back up battery? I will say stay away from this one.

I will definitely keep the SOON garage operator in stock. I Give this a BIG thumbs up and a recommendation to fortunate customers not affected by load shedding.

Well that’s it from me for now. Please do leave a comment or Question.

Rising gate motor theft in Centurion Suburbs.

Gate motor theft on the rise in Centurion.

Sliding gate motors are not cheap and they have excellent 2nd hand value.

The Centurion D5 is the most popular with skelms, a Security bracket aka Anti theft bracket can be fitted. The slightly older version bracket can easily be manipulated. If you (like me) cannot afford to fork out more money nowadays. There is a cheaper yet effective way – If the Opportunist can’t see your motor he will not be tempted. A big flat sheet on the gate to hide sight from street dwellers.

Insurance claims – NOT all insurance companies will cover it. – So please check with yours, perhaps you will need to specify it with them. It’s also good to do so with thunderstorm season around the corner.

Be safe out there till next time.

Centurion Vantage Swing Gate Motors Product Review

As an installer I am in the perfect position to review the Vantage Swing motors from Centurion Systems. Today we installed another double swing system. The Vantage range was introduced almost 3 years ago in 2015 and has not since then let me or my customer down. It’s a good solid design. It will require a qualified technician for installation. If not installed correctly it WILL give you endless problems.

Controller: Enclosed in a weather proof box and visible status LED (if connected). The LCD makes it easy to program and fault finding. System diagnostics can be viewed by pushing a few buttons.

I really could not find anything that bothers me about the Vantage range – Except the price. It is expensive but it’s worth every cent. Improvement I would like to see – More solid clutch release.

All over Good Product. Highly recommended.

View Brochure – Click HERE

Gate Maintenance

Fortunately, gates don’t require too much by way of maintenance, but it’s still important to periodically give your entrance gate some TLC to ensure that it keeps running smoothly and doesn’t put unnecessary strain on your gate motor.

A gate that’s been neglected may show signs of wear and tear, especially on the wheels and guide-rollers, it may no longer move smoothly, become jammed, etc. If your gate motor keeps picking up obstructions, this may also be an indication that the gate is in need of some routine maintenance.

Here are some gate maintenance tips:

  • Check wheels and guide-rollers for signs of wear and, if necessary, replace
  • Check the track for damage or corrugation
  • Ensure that the gate moves smoothly and apply lubrication to tight spots
  • Ensure that the end-stops are sturdy and secure
  • Clear any dirt, leaves and debris from the track
  • Keep the area around the gate and motor clear of vegetation

 

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