Automated driveway gates with complete control.

April 29, 2022

Remote activation of automated driveway gates offers the home owner and residents possibly the ultimate form of convenience. Not only is your gate or door automated but you can control them without you having to be there. Complete control at your fingertips. Imagine being able to open your driveway gate whilst relaxing on the beach.

Remote activation devices include, of many, a smartphone, an app and GSM activation. GSM stands for “Global System for Mobiles.” They are 2 radio networks used by wireless carriers. Such as the Centurion range G-Ultra, G-Speak Ultra and G-Remote.

GSM sends an activation signal to an already automated garage door or driveway gate. The message sent can either open or close without further human input or monitoring on site.

Remote activation also includes the automatic closing after a pre-set delay, normally a programmable function of the control panel and intercoms.

The caveat though is that they are the highest risk means of providing activation to powered garage door and driveway gates.  The risks are to person, pet and vehicle.  Such devices and systems require the highest level of safety.

The following features should be considered as part of the installation as they may very well help prevent an accident. Flashing lights and an audible warning when gate or door is moving. The use of CCTV is also highly recommended as the smartphone user can then have a visual cue of who or what may be in the way of the gate or door.

Providing the required level of hazard control is the responsibility of the owner and installing company, rather than the manufacturer.  The document that describes remote activation use and resulting impact on necessary control measure for automated driveway gates with complete control for crush, impact, draw in, shearing and lifting hazards is EN 12453, first published in the UK in 2001.


Quality Gate Motor for Sale in Johannesburg

March 11, 2022

There is no doubt that having your driveway gate in Johannesburg automated is a necessity, not a luxury. Long gone are the days when you hopped out of your car, with the motor running, to push your driveway gate open.  You then drove in, once again leaving your car running to close the gate behind you. In this day and age this makes you a sitting duck for driveway crime such as car hijacking, mugging and home invasion.

If you are in the market to buy a gate motor, it may be very tempting to ...

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Crime in Johannesburg and Summer Thundershowers

December 14, 2021

Summer in Johannesburg means thundershowers. We bless the rains that are falling, with December being one of the wettest months in Johannesburg.  Our dams are filling up nicely with the Vaal at 93%! On the other hand the rain can also be a big inconvenience for many, including your home security and crime in Johannesburg.

Firstly let’s talk about your gate motor. If your gate motor has not been correctly installed following electrical certification you may find yourself in a sticky situati...

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Where should you park for safety and security of your car?

November 2, 2021

The safety and security of your car in Johannesburg is as important as the safeguarding of your personal belongings in your house. Car theft and high jacking statistics in South Africa are extremely high. It is a very lucrative business for criminals in South Africa. 

Do not become a statistic. Here are some tips from Hansa Gates to prevent the theft of your motor vehicle:


Safety and security of your car on your property:

·       The first prize is to park your car inside a locked garage...

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What should your home security look like?

October 1, 2021

Your home security and your personal security should already be your priority living in Johannesburg with its high crime rate.  This would include the basics and obvious such as locking your front door, burglar bars on windows and security gates on door, plus setting your alarm at night.

Most home invasion criminals are opportunists and making yourself and your home secure is as simple as taking away their opportunity.

6 must do tips to ensure you and your home are secure:

1) Your home nee...
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Choosing the best gate motor for your security – 2 top tips

August 24, 2021

Experience the press-a-button convenience and safety of your automatic driveway gate. Gate automation in Johannesburg is no longer a luxury but now a necessity to prevent hijackings and home invasions.  It is no longer a question to automate your driveway gate, but rather which is best gate motor for your security that you will choose for the automation. 

2 essential considerations to make when choosing correct motor:

Firstly it is essential you know the following four features of your gate...

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Extra Heavy-duty Industrial Sliding Gate Motor

July 20, 2021

We are excited to announce an industry first in the gate motor space. A new, extra heavy-duty industrial sliding gate motor that can run on 220 volts.

The Hansa heavy duty 3 phase motor, which is popular and widely used on extra heavy-duty gates such as aeroplane hangar doors at airports, has up to now only been able to work on 380 volts.

Three-phase power supply is a kind of polyphase framework and is the most well-known technique utilized by electrical grids worldwide for transmission. I...

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5 Tips to make driveway gates more secure

June 22, 2021

 When it comes to home security it is unarguable that electric driveway gates make your home more secure. They provide a physical barrier by being unopenable whilst in automation mode. Secondly, as they can only be opened/closed via a remote control, they also provide a deterrent to opportunistic thieves who otherwise could just easy slip through a manual gate.

Our high crime rate in Johannesburg does call for more than just a simple automated gate unfortunately. One does need to add more le...

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About the Nice Hansa Speedo gate motor

June 3, 2021

The Nice Hansa SPEEDO gate motor was one of the original  gate motors to automate your sliding driveway gate in South Africa. Automated driveway gates provide you with convenience and safety in the South African crime climate. 

This motor has an electromechanical gear. It is equipped with a PC board and connector for the radio receiver. The motor is powered by electricity. The Nice Hansa SPEEDO will operate on its battery back-up system in the event of a power failure or load shedding as co...

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Common Gate Motor Problems

April 29, 2021

Automatic gates are incredibly convenient because they allow for quick access, allowing for better security and safety. However, like most technology, sliding gate motors are not immune to problems. 

Common gate motor problems present as follows:

  • Gates not closing / opening

  • Gate opens / closes halfway

  • Gate sluggish to open/close

  • Gate not responding to any of the remotes

  • Gate off rail / rack 

These are the 4 obvious culprits causing your gate to malfunction:

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