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Crime in Johannesburg and Summer Thundershowers

Posted by bridget on Tuesday, 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?

Posted by bridget on Tuesday, 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?

Posted by bridget on Friday, 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

Posted by Bridget on Tuesday, 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

Posted by Bridget on Tuesday, 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

Posted by Bridget on Tuesday, 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

Posted by Bridget on Thursday, 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

Posted by Bridget on Thursday, 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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Home Security Assessment - Think like a thief

Posted by Bridget on Tuesday, March 23, 2021,

 

When last did you check your own home security?
All it takes is 30 minutes but can save you many tears and money.  It is essential to close any loopholes for a criminal to use to gain entry onto your property and into your premises.


Think like a thief:

Start at your perimeter

·         Boundary wall: Look at your front wall from the road side and imagine how your side and back walls looks from your neighbours side.  Assess how easy it is to climb over. Are ther...


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Cellphone mugging in Johannesburg - 6 tips to keep safe in public spaces

Posted by bridget on Tuesday, February 23, 2021,

Not only is Hansa Gate Motors concerned about your security in your driveway and in your home but we are also concerned about your security in public places. More and more stories are being relayed about muggings in Johannesburg of phones and valuables from walkers and runners in Johannesburg suburbs. People using petrol stations are also snatch and grab targets in Johannesburg suburbs.  

These incidents mainly occur along routes to and from taxi ranks where it is easy for the criminal to ge...


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Upgrade of Sliding Gate Motor by Centurion (Centsys)

Posted by Bridget on Thursday, January 14, 2021,

Interview on MixFM radio station with Mark, Marketing Manager at Centsys, the manufacturers of Centurion D5 SMART sliding gate motor. 

MixFM:
“So tell us about this new gate motor that Centurion has developed.” 

Mark:
“As a country we are being subjected to load shedding. The nice thing we have done is doubled the batteries in the motor. So not only do you get fast operations when it works normally but also during the power outages.  Battery life is now twice as long when there is a power f...
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Improve Your House Perimeter Security: 5 Tips

Posted by bridget on Tuesday, December 8, 2020,

Keeping our house perimeter security and inside space secure should be our priority.  Our homes are our sanctuaries, the place where we can kick off our shoes after a long day in the office and chill.  And even more now during Covid-19 as poverty and crime increase in Johannesburg. Take a walk around your property and look for soft spots that can be used by criminals.  The exercise is well worth it.

Here are 5 tips on how to protect your homes, if these strategies are not in place yet.  Star...


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Installation of Gate Automation

Posted by Bridget on Thursday, November 19, 2020,

Driveway gate motor installation requires ultimate safety due to electrical and mechanical risks that can happen. Installation of gate automation unit, such as the Nice Hansa Speedo, must be carried out by a qualified installer with respect for the South African laws.  The automation of sliding gates is governed by the information listed in the SANS standards.  Faulty installation can cause damage to the motor and harm to persons.  In addition to obvious dangers the following risks must also ...


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Water Damaged PC Board of Gate Motor

Posted by Bridget on Friday, August 17, 2018,

We receive many calls to repair water damaged PC board of gate motor systems.  The Hansa Elite PC board pictured below was so severely damaged due to repeated water infiltration into the box that it was beyond repair and had to be replaced. Below we discuss a few common reasons that PC boards suffer water damage and how you can tell if water is seeping into your box.

When your electric gate motor PC board has not been properly sealed off to water this will not only cause a short circuit and...


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3 brilliant reasons to Upgrade to the NiceHansa Robus 250 gate motor

Posted by Bridget on Tuesday, June 5, 2018,

Upgrade your old gate motor with the NiceHansa Robus 250

The NiceHansa Robus 250 is the ideal sliding gate motor for light-weight residential applications. It offers a sleek design, durability, affordability and a range of security and personalization features which are detailed in the Nice Robus 250 manual.

This gate motor can be used on any sliding gate that weighs 250kgs or less and a maximum length of 8 metres with a maximum of 400 daily cycles. A 24 V battery which allows for up to 20...


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What Power surge damage can do to a gate motor Programme Control board

Posted by bridget on Wednesday, November 22, 2017,
Power surges are commonly caused by lightening strikes in Johannesburg.



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Industrial Gate Motors and the riveting history of the NiceHansa Brand

Posted by Bridget on Monday, May 29, 2017,

Italians are well-known for their world-class exports - from Ferrari and Lamborghini to Maserati. Flawless design and industry-leading technology is synonymous with all the brands originating in this culture-rich nation and their industrial gate motors are no exception.

The Nice brand originated in a small village in Northern Italy called Oderzo and then made its way to the bustling industrial city of Veneto. Here their uniquely superb design, technical and manufacturing processes led to the...


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Security in Johannesburg: 9 Garden Safety Tips

Posted by Bridget on Wednesday, April 19, 2017,

Your garden could be increasing your home and family’s safety and security or it could be putting it at risk. Here are our top 9 garden safety tips for security in Johannesburg. 

1.       Pack Tools, Equipment and Furniture Away

This tip does not only apply to tools, equipment and furniture that is visible from the street but to any such items in your garden. This is because these items could be used by burglars to break into your home in addition to enticing them to target your home in t...


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