Driveway Gate Installation
Customer Issue: The Granits suffered a breaking and entering incident, and wanted to improve their home security. Part of this process was adding an automatic driveway gate.
Our Solution: Since deterring intruders was the main priority, and the Granit driveway wasn’t too wide, we helped the customers pick out a tall steel single-leafed gate. The sharp points on the top of the slats make the gate impossible to climb over and the steel bars resist damage. We also set up a secured intercom system with motion sensor activated lights, and a security camera.
Swing Gate Repair
Customer Issue: One of the Otriegs’ double swing doors was somehow jammed, and moved slower and slower than its twin.
Our Solution: The gate hinges and opener robot arms all had some rust, but that didn’t seem to be the problem, and removing it did not help. Inspection of the opener motor itself revealed an accumulation of dust and insect remains in the gears attached to the relevant arm. Cleaning it out and replacing an eroded gear fixed it.
Steel Gate Installation
Customer Issue: Mrs. Pond ordered a new, stainless steel gate installed for the lab complex she represents.
Our Solution: The standard width double-lane driveway would have called for a chain-link gate, but the steep slope of the entrance made that problematic. Instead, we and the customer agreed on a swinging double gate with an outward opening angle. This required us to lay some fence and paint a line further down the driveway for safety purposes and installed a more complex opener system, but it paid off in the end! The new gate is a perfect fit for its place.
Gate Opener Repair
Customer Issue: Mrs. Merl’s residential gate started opening spontaneously without prompting, even when she wasn’t home.
Our Solution: Spontaneous opener activity is either caused by a spastic control system, or a logic board issue. Disconnecting and powering down this one’s manual and remote controls didn’t help, so that meant it was time for a new motherboard. After we replaced that, plugged the opener back in, and rebooted it, there were no more problems with spontaneous activity.