If you are looking to upgrade your property with better security and improved access control, automated gates are an essential addition.

Motorised gates make it easier for you and your family to pass in and out of your property with ease. Not having to stop and get out of your car to open or close gates helps to make your access safer and more convenient. It also heightens your control over who comes and goes on your property.

Ask Fix & Fit Security about our automated gate installation and repair services.

Types of Automated Gates

There are four basic types of electric gates, together with a variety of motors to operate them. The most popular type is the sliding gate, which opens and closes by sliding back and forth parallel to the fence. The second most popular is the swing gate. This type can consist of either a single or double gate, with a motorised arm that pushes or pulls the gate to allow or restrict access. Less common choices are the vertical lift and folding gates. Vertical lift gates rise to allow access, and descend to close the accessway. Folding gates consist of two hinged panels that fold into each other to open the entrance.

Contact Fix & Fit Security to get a quote on a new automated gate installation, or repairs on your existing gate. We also offer related services such as electric fences and see-through fences. Visit our website to find out more about our services.

A reliable gate installation is dependent on a quality installation, the following factors must be taken into consideration:

Concrete Tracks:

All concrete tracks should be laid using a 5mm thick angle iron with 16mm round bar on top to ensure minimal friction. This track must be level.


All cabling must be laid in conduit. No underground joins can be tolerated.


All wheels must be manufactured from bright steel Teflon.Wheels are available for  and have sealed bearings.


Safety support posts must be used to prevent the gate from falling over and injuring a loved one.

End Stops:

Sturdy end stops must be used front and back.
Dove Tail Brackets to capture gate in the closed position.

Anti-Lift Brackets:

To prevent a criminal from lifting and removing your gate to gain entry.

Gate Motors:

Gate motors are available in 220 volt and 12-volt battery back up for:

  • Sliding Gates
  • Single Swing Gates
  • Double Swing Gates
  • Anti-Theft Brackets are available & essential for all motors

The Centurion range of products is recommended for residential and Complex use.

Some features are:

  • Auto-close facility
  • Anti-crushing
  • Advanced lightning protection
  • 12 volt battery back-up
  • High speed operation
  • SABS Built in Lightning Protection

For Heavy Duty Installations such as Road Closures, Large Complexes and Heavy Gates (Residential or Commercial) we recommend the Centurion D-10 gate motor be fitted with a cooling fan and 24volt battery backup.

Many optional accessories are available:

  • Infrared safety beams – to prevent a closing gate from damaging your vehicle
  • Courtesy gate lights – Controlled by a day/night sensor, manual switch or a timer switch
  • Remote controls – long range, from 1 to 6 buttons; – Operating on 403 MHZ or 433 MHZ. with code hopping for high security –  Very Important
  • LED gate status indicators
  • Pedestrian key switches
  • Anti-theft brackets – Essential
  • Underground loop detector. Used for Booms & Gate Motors – can be safety devices on opening / closing triggers.

All gate motors can be connected to your household intercom system.



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