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If you live in a rural area of Australia, then you will know how frustrating it can be to arrive home on a rainy night and the gate won't open.. Then you panic...who has the manual unlock key, who is getting out in the rain to do it...Yes, I live in a rural area of Perth and even though are power is under ground, the power still goes out on some rainy nights. Usually someone car skids in the rain, and hits a power pole 10klms away..So battery backup is the answer. Most gate kits on the market have this...

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Setting up a Solar slide or an Electric slide motor, installing the gear rack and the limit switches is very important. First read the instructions about which side the motor is wired for. What I mean by that is, standing on the inside of the gate, some motors have the motor wired for the motor to be on the right side of the gate. If you want to install the motor on the left, then the two motor wires need to be swapped over and sometimes a switch position needs to be changed on the control board. If the motor is...

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A question often asked of me..is a swing gate better than a sliding gate?. Lets break it down.. A swing gate has a gate post where a gate is hung and will swing with a swing motor. Size of gate and weight of gate is important. Larger than 4.5m wide is getting too much for most swing motors unless it is an industrial motor... For example a 4.5m cyclone farm gate is light and has almost zero wind resistance so easy to push and pull. Just imagine if you had a gate the same size but it was covered with...

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This GSM system is one way system. That's why is a no cost operation, the GSM receives a call and if that number is in the list it will open the gate, other wise it will be ignore and hung up, keep your gate safe. Two operating modes are available, - Have any telephone or mobile call the GSM mobile number and that call will trigger the controller on your gate or garage door and open it.. You will need the GSM module and an active sim card. You need to pay for the sim card to keep the phone number...

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This is a question often asked. Aren't all gate remotes the same? why can't I use my old remotes on my new gate?? Remote controls for automatic gates or otherwise known as: hand held transmitters, zappers, clickers, buzzers, keys or do-hickys, we just prefer to call them remote controls to keep things simple. These days remote controls are small enough to fit on a key ring, have two or four buttons in case there is more than one gate or garage door and are digitally encoded for security.  Are all gate remotes the same? Will all remotes work on all...

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