Despite providing a superior level of security for one’s household, the truth of the matter is that automatic gates can be deadly especially if they are not installed correctly, or if safety devices are not installed as part of the system.
There have been numerous cases of people (especially children) being caught by a closing automated gates, often with tragic consequences.
For this reason, when installing an automated gate, a few very important factors should be taken into consideration, this very interesting article on this topic suggests.
First and foremost, nowhere in the gate system should there be a place where a person could get a part of their body caught between a moving object and a stationary object, such as the gate post and the gate, without safety devices to keep them from getting crushed.
A properly designed gate will minimize the number of areas in the gate in which a person could be injured. Safety devices can also help protect against injury in areas where the risk cannot be eliminated, such as between the closing end of the gate and the post it stops against.
Photo-eyes help make sure the gate doesn’t close or open if there is someone or something in the path of the gate.
Reversing edges help make sure the gate stops or reverses (depending on the settings programmed in the gate opener) if the gate does happen to make contact with a person or an object.
Car Park Barriers & Turnstiles is a market leader in the field of site access restriction and control solutions, our extensive range of products also including a lineup of solid, reliable and affordable gates, all of which are developed and installed following the latest rules and regulations in this field.
Our automatic gates will easily accommodate high traffic volumes, even under severe operating conditions, and require no routine maintenance. Each gate is individually adjusted to meet the user’s needs, ensuring exceptional durability and delivering longer lasting, problem-free operation.
If you’d like to find out more about the reliable and affordable Automatic Gates from Car Park Barriers & Turnstiles, our dedicated product team can answer any question you might have.