If you have an automated gate system, the last thing you want is to have it break down at a busy time, resulting in business traffic that can’t get in or out, or long lines of frustrated residents who have to wait to enter or leave their homes. To keep customers happy and your business at its most productive, it’s crucial to be able to deal with such an emergency and get your automatic gate back into operation as quickly as possible.
The time to prepare for a problem with your gate automation is well before it happens. And the first step to doing that is establishing a relationship with a reliable gate sales and service company that can reduce the likelihood of breakdowns occurring, and fix them in short order if they do. You don’t want to end up frantically punching numbers on the phone, trying to find a repair service while the traffic jam is piling up at your business’s major entry point.
Some of the more common problems that can disable your automated gate may include:
- Gate won’t open or close. This most basic problem could be due to any one of multiple causes including interference with the antenna, mechanical problems with the gate opener, or electrical issue with the power supply, photo eye, key switch or edge transmitters.
- Gate opens or closes when it’s not supposed to. (This could potentially be hazardous.)
- Remote control stops working.
All of the above problems can be fixed, though they’ll require attention from a qualified gate service professional; trying to deal with them yourself might only make the problem worse, cause damage, or even be dangerous. In fact, when an automatic gate malfunctions in any way, it’s generally best not to touch it, but instead to call for service immediately. So to minimize your business’s downtime from a non-functioning automated gate it’s important for you to be able to rely on service personnel who are not only highly capable, but available when you need them on short notice.
At Sacsdoors, our technicians are thoroughly trained in the art of troubleshooting mechanical gates. With solid experience working on and maintaining a wide range of automatic openers and gates of every type, we can home in on the problem and have you up and running with minimal downtime. We understand that it’s a hassle for you to have to assign an employee to operate the gate manually, or even worse — to have to manage it yourself. Sacsdoors has your back in an emergency breakdown — but we’re also ready to assist the next time you need to install a new security gate, or upgrade your current system. What’s more, by providing regular maintenance, we can help ensure your automated gate doesn’t break down in the first place.