Your gate motor provides you with convenience as well as a feeling of security. In recent years, the cost of these motors has risen substantially and this has subsequently resulted in more of these motors being stolen than ever before.
Installing your gate motor
When a technician starts installing your new gate motor, there are steps that can be taken to ensure that it remains secure afterwards. For instance, if the cement base your motor is being mounted in is not strong or deep enough, or if the correct anchors are not mounted, it will make it far easier for your motor to be stolen.
Installing a theft-resistant bracket on your gate motor will make it a lot more secure. There are various brackets available, some of which will provide a lot more security than others. Locks that are used on these brackets also play a crucial part in how secure your motor is. After all, there is no use shelling out a few thousand Rand for your gate motor if you are only going to use a R50 lock to secure the theft-resistant bracket. Locks being used on gate motor theft-resistant brackets should be weatherproof as well as durable.
Make it more secure
The next step in securing your gate motor is to make it as difficult as possible for an intruder to gain access to your property. One of the easiest methods used by criminals to gain access to your property is to lift your sliding driveway gate off its track. However, having your gate motor technician install various anti-lift devices on to the gate at each end can prevent this.
Stolen gate motors are often sold and re-installed at much lower prices than what you will pay for new motors, or they are stripped down and used to repair old motors. This is just one reason why you should always use the services of a reputable motor installer.
If you would like to find out more about securing your existing gate motor or driveway gate or you would like to have a motor installed, contact us today by completing the quick and easy form on our website or by calling 082 6811 955.