Automatic gates: what happens to my gate if the power goes off?

Automatic electric gates are fantastic (we should know) and the fact that they are so easy to use being mains powered, you don’t have to do much to operate them.

 

A common question we are asked, what happens if there is a power cut? Whilst power cuts are infrequent, they do sometimes happen and as your automated gates are powered by mains electric, it’s a possibility.

 

Maybe this isn’t something you’ve thought about when having your electric gates fitted but it’s still a very important part of your gates that you need to understand.

 

Every automatic electric gate that we install is fitted with a fail-safe ‘manual release’ mechanism, which allows you to disconnect your gates from the motors. If something happens such as power loss, turning on the ‘manual mode’ is really simple and easy to do. Once the manual mode is activated you can open and close your gates by hand.

 

When your gates are installed you will be given a manual release key for your gate (we also have spares if they ever get misplaced). The key is shaped like an Allen key and is simple to use when deactivating or reactivating your gate. All of our keys are supplied with numbers that match with the motors fitted on your gate. In addition, all of which is detailed in our handover book which is given to all of our clients upon completion of our work.

 

Our engineers are more than happy to help guide you through this process and we demonstrate this procedure on installation or servicing of your gates. Should you require further assistance, please do give us a call, we are more than happy to help.

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