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Sunday
Jun142015

Electric Gate Service Hartwell Ga

At LockPro Locksmith we sell, service, and install all types of electric gates and electric vehicle barriers. Below are just a few examples of some of the jobs we have done.

This client suffered a nearby lightning strike. The power of the lightning blew the components off the circuit board inside this intercom. But the real problem was the poor installation by the original contractor. They failed to ground the unit properly using the built in grounding kit which is why the lightning damaged the system. I replaced the circuit board and drove an eight foot long copper clad grounding rod deep into the ground next to the intercom and grounded it properly.

CELL PHONE GATE INTERCOM - This client wanted an intercom at her gate that she could open with her cell phone. We installed this device which offers several features. When the button is pushed it calls up to 3 phone numbers. The person answering the call can open the gate from the phone, anywhere in the world. The box also recognizes caller ID so friends or delivery personnel can just call the gate from their previously registered phone and the gate will open. Programming of various features is accomplished by sending the box a simple text message. Currently this system is only available for GPRS phone networks (ATT, T-MOBILE) not CDMA (Verizon) so if you are using Verizon for your personal cell phone, you will need either a prepaid number from ATT or a monthly account. The area near the gate needs at least one bar of ATT cell coverage. This can be a problem in rural areas. Of course it can communicate with ANY cell phone.

If you can't use this device because of poor cell coverage, we do have other long range wireless intercom options.

VEHICLE BARRIER ARM - While not technically a gate, we see these vehicle barrier arms everywhere. The keypad at this community had failed and I was called for a recommendation. Unfortunately the original contractor had installed a very expensive hard wired telephone intercom system which had previously failed. Further, the condominium had cancelled the telephone line that was required to make it work. This was probably a good idea because now everyone e has a cell phone and visitors can just call from the gate. So the only part of this expensive system that they were still using (until it failed) was the keypad. My solution was to remove the telephone intercom and replace it with a simple electronic keypad mounted on a pedestal.

ORNAMENTAL IRON GATE AND ELECTRIC OPERATOR - This client had no existing gate and he desired something that would add value and curb appeal to his home. I supplied and installed everything you see in the picture except the brickwork. This gate is prefabricated and is made of steel. There are many cheaper aluminum gate systems on the market but they just don't hold up as well and they don't look as good. These gates are hung on 6" steel posts set 3' deep in concrete. I used a GTO PRO-SW4000XLS series professional operator for this job. The system is powered by two 12 volt rechargeable fell batteries that are kept recharged by a solar panel. I prefer solar panels because it eliminates expensive trenching of power to the gate, and it is immune to power surges from nearby lightning strikes. And you can get a 30% solar tax credit!

 

SLIDING ELECTRIC GATE - this client wanted a sliding gate. A local contractor built the gate and called me to automate it with an electric opener. I used a GTO GPX-SL25 series which is heavy enough for this residential gate. This system has a buried sensor driveway alarm to notify the owner when a vehicle is in the driveway. The sensor is wireless and transmits to a receiver in the house. The clients vehicles have buttons that can be used to open the gate from either side. There is a keypad for visitors on the street side, and a buried exit sensor on the house side. The gate has a photoelectric beam and an edge sensor so that it won't close if something is blocking its path.

We have many more electric gate jobs in our portfolio. They can be operated remotely via cell phone, or portable 2 way radio.

I am factory trained by GTO, the makers of Mighty Mule and GTO electric gate operators. I am listed on their web site as an authorized servicing dealer. I can solve any gate problem you are having. Fundamentally the Mighty Mule and GTO are good gate operators as long as they are properly selected and installed properly on a gate that swings nicely and has no other problems. 90% of the trouble calls I run are due to poor installations by homeowners or unqualified contractors.

Call me for a free estimate.