You should always leave complex driveway gate problems to our expert technicians. But there are some maintenance habits you can adopt. Here is some information that will help you take good care of the different mechanical and electrical parts that comprise the system.
Learn how to troubleshoot your automatic gate opener
Knowing how to inspect your electric gate opener is of paramount importance, as it can help you discover minor issues that can develop into major problems later on. It's good to learn more about the opener system and what problems might cause the gate to remain open or to not open altogether. Consult your owner's manual to learn about some of the things that need to be checked when problems like these rear their ugly heads.
Keep an eye on the seal of the safety loops of your driveway gate
It is best if a specially formulated sealant has been used for covering the loops, as their protective layer needs to be strong and extremely durable. If asphalt has been used for the job, it may crumble eventually, so you need to check it. If you see any sign of damage, you should get the loops resealed as soon as possible or your gate may not be safe to use.
Check for obstruction if your electric gate isn’t closing
It’s not uncommon for stones and debris to get in the way. You can easily remove them. Another possible cause to this issue is damaged or broken hardware. Run close inspection and opt for repair or replacement right away. If the hardware’s fine, the safety sensor system may have failed and should be fixed without delay.
Consider a gate intercom with advanced security features
A camera integrated into the gate unit will enable you to see who’s actually at the gate. Capabilities like night vision and saving images of people’s faces are extremely useful for security. The greater the viewing angle of the camera is- the better. In case you are getting a wireless intercom, make sure that it has dependable protection against signal interference.