When purchasing an automatic gate system, it is important to remember that it is a piece of machinery with moving parts and should be treated as such.

With safety being paramount, OBriens Automatic Systems has outlined below some of the issues concerned with making the gate installation as safe as possible.

OBriens Automatic Systems endeavours to provide gate systems that are safe, user friendly and reliable. There are three main ways in which the family, friends and visitors are protected with an OBriens’ system, which include the following: 

  • Electronic obstacle detection: This function is standard on all OBriens systems. This electronic system is designed to reverse the gate, the second it comes in contact with a person or object.
  • Photoelectric safety beams: Photoelectric safety beams, if obstructed will prevent the gate from closing until the obstruction is cleared. The safety beams also trigger the gate to close automatically. This means that the gate is always left in the closed position even when you're not there to watch other family members.
  • A secure and substantial support system is used to hold the gate upright. This means even if somebody climbs on the gate or the gate is bumped by a car the gate is prevented from falling over.

An existing gate system without these components, can be upgraded by OBriens Automatic Systems. Audible and visual alarms can be fitted to the gate system to warn children playing near the gate or passing pedestrians that the gate is about to move or is moving and a car may be about drive out.

An OBriens Automatic Systems’ gate system that encompasses all of the above safety features will provide a safe and reliable system that will truly make the entrance automatic.