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Solar Powered Gates

Solar Powered Gate Installers

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FARM GATE SECURITY

IS IT NOW COST EFFECTIVE TO REPLACE PADLOCKS WITH SOLAR POWERED TECHNOLOGY?

By their very definition, remote entrance and farm gates are insecure. Manual locks are problematic. People lose keys or forget to lock up, and in many cases it is simply not practical to lock up between gate openings on a busy estate or farm. The opportunities for machinery theft, trespass and even livestock rustling are all too available.

Electrifying remote gates is often impossibly expensive. The first generation of solar powered technology was insufficiently advanced for UK’s climate, and prohibitively expensive. A recurring problem has also been the number of electric systems converted to solar power. Their very design was and is inherently weak for solar purposes. There also continues to be the import of systems only suited for sunnier climates that the reader should be wary of.

NEW GENERATION SOLAR POWERED GATE SYSTEMS

We can now supply and install high quality long term solar powered systems onto 16’ gates for a fraction of what it once cost that will work through the gloomiest winter.

Critical Factors

  • Expert installation. Our solar and electric gate installation team is headed by our electrician, Jeff (pictured above). With 30 years’ experience in applying state of the art electrical solutions, he shares our passion for exploiting latest technologies. 
  • The size and positioning of the solar panels
  • The use of mono crystalline photovoltaic cells which simply require day light
  • Super efficient and high quality brushless motors
  • Deep cycle batteries
  • Adopting a 24V system (not a 12v)
  • Quality short run cabling

We are now looking forward to turning whole farms secure through solar power. It is an inevitable progression of the technological advance. Tractor cabs will carry remotes and contactors will be provided numbers.

Holding up traffic while manually opening and closing roadside farm gates will be consigned to history. The remote controllers now work over 200 metres from the gate. Mobile technology enables the gate to recognise any ‘friendly’ numbers programmed into the system. When it receives a call from one of the ‘friendly’ numbers it opens or closes your gate. In essence, this transforms the mobile into a global remote. Control pads are now rarely requested on an install.

ALL GATES

This technology can be installed on pretty much any existing farm gate. Critical is acquiring the right system for your purposes and anticipated gate openings, and correct installation. The basic system we supply is tested to be sure it will achieve over 40 opens and closes daily for a 16’ gate through the worst winter. It is all expandable from there.

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FIND OUT MORE

Do please contact us for further information or one of our advice sheets. If you require the supply and installation of new driveway or farm gates as part of the installation, then we can help here too. Contact Daniella on 01242 222878 or email daniella.heseltine@fencingbritain.co.uk