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Automatic Boom Gates for Traffic Control

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Boom Gates Boom Gate's are traditionally used to control traffic in areas such as carparks, loading docks & various other commercial applications. Ranging in sizes from 3 meters to 8 meters in width, boom gates enable user access via a number of available options including keypad, swipe card or even a automatic ticket booth. Powered Gates Australia offers quality & reliable Italian made boom gates which are suitable for low or extremely high usage. It is important to understand how many cycles per hour the boom gate will be required to perform so as the correct boom gate is selected....

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The best sliding gate motor for the Australian market - Our picks and why?

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Best Sliding Gate Motor People often ask us, What is the best sliding gate motor? Which one is it? It's difficult to answer however it is important to understand the user's application and then make a choice. Using reputable brands which have Australian backed support is a great factor in selecting the right sliding gate motor for your application. Gate automation companies hail from all parts of the world including Italy, Germany, South Africa, Asia & Australia with the Italian companies being the most prominent. As expected, we haven't had much success with the Asian brands. They seem to lack in...

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Key Automation Home Gate & Garden Light System

Posted by Steve G on

Nowadays we want everything integrated in our home... well it make sense doesn't it! There is no point having a separate remote control for the alarm system, gate or the garage door, so we install remote receivers to make it user friendly.  With complete home automation systems still way out of the every day Australians budget, it is important to consider the available options when you are renovating or building your new home.  A new innovative system from Key Automation integrates your homes LED garden lights to your automatic sliding or swing gate. The LED garden lights can turn on...

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Power options for your for Automatic Gates! How to save $$$

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Powering your gate People are often surprised when we discuss power options of a Automatic Gate system. The high cost of adding mains power to the front of your property could cost thousands of dollars. Thankfully there are some options which can save you money! Typically, 230V powerpoint or hardwired connection is made at the gate. This is the most expensive option as mains cables legally must be buried 600mm below ground surface so excavation costs can add a huge sum to the total price. This needs to be performed by a licensed A Grade Electrician. Here are some other options when considering...

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Sliding Gates Vs Swing Gates

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Sliding Gate's Vs Swing Gate's One of the most common questions we are asked at Powered Gates Australia, is "What type of gate should I install at my home? Whilst Swing Gates were the traditional choice for many years, Sliding Gates have become increasingly popular in recent years.  Below, I will highlight the main advantages and disadvantages of Sliding and Swing gates. This guide should help you choose the right solution for your home, office or factory. SWING GATES:- Advantages Swing gates look elegant offer a more welcoming feeling when entering a property Suitable for residential applications only - Industrial Swing Gates...

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