Not only are automatic gates practical and convenient, but they are also an effective way of protecting a property. Even though they generally require little maintenance, there are some things that you need to do to avoid serious injury.
Here are 6 ways to avoid being injured by your automatic gate:
Call Professionals for its Installation
Even though it may seem that installing an automatic gate is easy, you shouldn’t take the risk. Automatic gates require detailed installation processes. A tiny mistake in installation can lead to a big disaster later. That’s why it is recommended that you call a professional automatic gate company for the installation of your gate. They will make sure that your gate is properly installed, and it doesn’t create any dangers for you and your family.
Check the Distance Between the Gate and Gate Controls
This is an important thing to keep in mind during the installation of an automatic gate. It is recommended that you check the distance between the gate and the gate controls and make sure that the gate controls are not located next to your gate. This is because if the controls are too close to the gate, you risk physical injury while trying to open it. As a general rule of thumb, the controls of an automatic gate should be located at least 6-10 feet away from the gate so you can open it safely.
Install Warning Signs
Most automatic gates nowadays have sensors, but if you have an older model, then it may not have the sensors to detect the person standing in the path. If that is the case, then it is very important not to touch the gate when it is opening/closing. You should install warning signs to inform your guests to wait until the automatic gate is fully opened before passing through it.
Educate Children to Not Treat it as a Toy
Children are usually fascinated with things that can operate remotely on their call. So, they might want to play with the remote control to open or close the gate for fun. But this could be dangerous, so it is recommended that you educate them not to treat it as a toy.
Just like most other machines, automatic gates consist of several components that require proper check and maintenance from time to time. This is the only way to make sure that the gate continues to operate without issues and is safe to use. So, you should regularly check to make sure that no component of the gate is worn out, the barriers are functioning regularly, and all the fixings are properly secured.
Adjust the Safety Settings According to the Situation
When the automatic gate is first installed, the gate installation company adjusts the safety features according to the current situation around the gate. This includes fencing, buildings, vegetation, and other security aspects. However, if the situation has changed, then it could mean that the automatic gate is no longer safe. To ensure safety, you will need to adjust the safety settings according to the new situation.
Automatic gates are surely a blessing for homeowners, but certain measures should be taken to ensure safety of anyone who passes through them. The above-mentioned tips will help you in this regard.
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