If you are in the market for an excellent driveway gate, gate motors, or pedestrian gate – we, at Glow Innovations, have a comprehensive range to fit any style or requirements. Today, we will get into some of the many benefits of gate motors when paired with our beautiful security gates.
In recent times, you could say that gate motors have become a necessity – with loadshedding escalating and crime rates rising, it can never hurt to be better equipped. We will also touch on some of the other incredible services and products we provide but without further ado, let’s get right into it!
Why Are Gate Motors A Valuable Addition To Any Household?
Installing gate motors and security gates provides a long list of benefits regarding safety, convenience, and curb appeal. Having the ability to seamlessly open and close your gate with ease, a gate motor offers a level of convenience that is tough to beat. Whether you are rushing out to work or getting back home after a long day, our gate motors make it hassle-free and easy to gain entry back into your property.
On top of the massive convenience they provide, a motor will also enhance the security and safety of your household. With one of our motorised gates, you can easily control who has access to your property, greatly reducing the risk of unauthorised access or unwanted intruders. Additionally, motors can be fitted with more advanced features like automatic reversing and obstacle detection technology – further simplifying your experience and ensuring that your loved ones and home are well-protected and safe.
Driveway gates with a motor will also add curb appeal to your household, making it a stylish and functional addition to any driveway or entrance. Whether you decide to go for a traditional or modern design, there is a large variety of motor options to perfectly fit any aesthetic or functional requirements. It is important to ensure that you are keeping your security gate and gate motor as well-maintained as possible in order to prolong their lifespan and keep them looking great. We will get into some of the ways you can perform your own maintenance on our motors at length later!
At Glow Innovations, we understand how busy life can be and not everyone has the time or desire to perform their own maintenance. That’s why we offer comprehensive packages suited to many different financial situations, ranging from Bronze to Platinum. With our FENCEPLAN and GATEPLAN maintenance packages starting from only R49 per month, it has never been simpler. You will enjoy priority treatment, hassle-free fault repairs or gate breakdowns, and no hidden costs for labour or component repair parts!
This takes the burden completely off your shoulders and only adds to the already apparent convenience of investing in a gate motor as a homeowner. Ultimately, it’s a great idea to ensure that your gate motor and security gates will continue functioning at their best for many years to come.
Tips And Tricks For Successful Maintenance Of Gate Motors
If you prefer the idea of performing maintenance yourself and saving that extra bit of money, then here are some tips and tricks around how to do just that!
Make sure the gate track is clean: A clear track is essential for the smooth operation of gate motors. Debris, dirt, and other obstructions on the track can cause the gate to become misaligned or stick, which puts strain on the gate motor. Use a hose or broom to remove any debris, and regularly inspect the gate track for any damage that could affect the gate’s movement or gate motors.
Lubricate the gate chain: This is an integral part of adequate maintenance for a gate motor. The gate chain needs to be able to move freely for the gate to function well. Regular lubrication will help to prevent the chain from becoming jammed or stiff – which can have an adverse effect on the motor and its functioning. Apply a good quality lubricant to the chain every few months or so and wipe away the excess to avoid build-up.
Check the batteries regularly: Almost all motors operate on battery power, so it’s essential to check that the batteries are charging properly and in good condition. Try to test the batteries in the gate motors and the remote control to ensure that both are operating as intended – if you notice that they are not at any point, they may need to be replaced.
Inspect the wiring: The wiring in your gate motor may become damaged over time, which can result in the motor malfunctioning or becoming a safety hazard. We do not recommend that you attempt to repair any electrical issues yourself, but it is a great idea to regularly inspect the wiring for signs of wear and tear and call in the professionals if you come across any problems.
Test the safety features of your gate motors: If you have decided on features like automatic reversal or obstacle detection technology, try to test these features routinely to ensure that they are functioning optimally. If necessary, adjustments can be made to these systems to make sure they are accurate.
Tighten loose bolts and screws: Over time, regular use of a gate motor can cause bolts and screws to become loose. Inspect your motor and tighten anything that appears loose or isn’t securely attached. This helps to protect gate motors, as loose parts in the mechanism can cause damage over a period.
Keep the gate motors and surrounding area clean: This is a crucial part of successful maintenance. Make sure to clean around the gate motor and the immediate surroundings to prevent a build-up of debris and dirt. Use a soft cloth to wipe down surfaces in the motor and try to clear away any leaves or debris around the motor using a broom. This should help to prevent corrosion and other forms of damage and will significantly extend the lifespan of your gate motor.
More About Our Beautiful Security Gates And Gate Motors
Your driveway gate can be so much more than just a functional feature of your household. It can also be an aesthetic and eye-catching addition that adds plenty of curb appeal and value to your home.
We, at Glow Innovations, offer a wide range of options for entirely custom driveway and pedestrian gates that can be tailor-made to match your preferences and unique style. We have been in the industry for many years and have been presented with plenty of challenges along the way. For this reason, we are quite sure that we can draw from our vast experience to create something that you love!
Add a touch of luxury and convenience to your household with a completely bespoke, custom-designed automated gate. We have a selection of opening options with our motors, allowing you to decide on the perfect fit for your needs. Almost every element of your security gate and gate motor can be adjusted and tailored specifically to you.
Another choice for adding some extra aesthetic appeal to the entrance of your home is through decorative scrolls, logos, cast iron mouldings, or intricate designs cut from steel plates. These sorts of design elements will almost certainly add a touch of elegance and visual interest to your property.
If you are looking to emphasise privacy, we can create a gate frame clad with hardwood timber slats, maintenance-free NUTEC boards, galvanised steel plates or any combination of different materials.
The final finish is also a crucial thing to consider. We make sure to use environmentally friendly water-based enamels and acrylic paints applied through airless spray-painting techniques to guarantee a long-lasting and durable finish. Our gates are engineered to withstand the test of time, and this is apparent in all elements of the design process, including the finish.
In order to make sure that you are getting exactly what you wanted, we implement SOLIDWORKS CAD to design all our creations before manufacturing begins. This means that you can inspect the final gate design before anything has been cut, ensuring that there are no surprises throughout the process and that we have captured your desired style.
With Glow Innovations, there is no compromise between function and beauty. With our huge range of design options, expert craftsmanship, and high-quality materials, our security gates are built to leave a lasting impression on all who see them.
Other Great Home Security Ideas To Keep Your Household Secure
It’s always a great idea to be prepared with adequate equipment when it comes to protecting your household and loved ones. Here are a few home security features that can help to set your mind at ease:
Smart home security systems: These systems link up to your home’s Wi-Fi network and allow you to view your property remotely from a tablet, laptop or smartphone. They can be easily connected to security cameras, motion sensors, and door and window sensors and can even control your household’s lighting, thermostat, and other features remotely.
Window film or burglar bars: Most people are aware of burglar bars and how effective they are when it comes to stopping people from gaining entrance. We create some impressively sturdy burglar bars if you are considering some for your home! A window film is a clear, adhesive film that is applied to the inside of the window and makes them significantly more shatter-resistant. When paired with burglar bars, they should make your windows almost impenetrable.
Video doorbells: These devices allow you to see and talk to anyone who rings your doorbell, even if you are out of the house. Meaning that you will not need to leave the safety of your home to identify who is outside. They are a simple yet highly effective access control system.
Outdoor lighting: Would-be criminals are far less likely to attempt anything in a space that is well-illuminated. Motion-activated lights are particularly efficient, as they will automatically activate when someone approaches, more than likely scaring off any potential burglars.
Security doors: These doors are normally made with reinforced steel frames and sturdy locking mechanisms. They can be placed on the interior of a door to create an extra layer of protection. While they can be breached eventually, this will slow down anyone trying to gain access to your property.
Panic buttons: These devices can be installed throughout your home and will allow you to quickly call for help in case of an emergency. They can be particularly useful for elderly or disabled individuals who may not be able to reach a phone in the event of a fall or other medical emergency.
We hope that you consider us for your home security, design and manufacturing needs!