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Above Ground Motors

We supply a wide range of gate automation systems (electric gate kits) for aboveground use.  We offer both high and low voltage kits We have Above Ground automation systems that can operate gates up to 5m each leaf in length!

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Whatever your security requirements, DS Security Systems can help you find the perfect solution for your home or business. Contact us now for a free, no obligation quote.

Above Ground Motor Installation and Repair

Our above ground motors are fixed to the back (inside) of the gate. They are usually either bolted or wielded to your gate and posts/piers. All cabling for your gate automation will need to run back to your control board location. These cables will be hidden in ducting underground where possible and inside your posts if possible to ensure a neat finish. With above ground motors we can offer an opening of 110 degrees.

These are the most common type of gate motor. They are lower costing, reliable and simple to install. They use a worm drive or screwjack action to retract the arm, which shortens the arm length, thus opening the gates. These operators are available on wooden and metal gates as well as combinations of the two.

Our above ground automation systems can be installed on existing gates as well as new pairs and single swing gates.

Key Features

  • Fitted to the back of the gate and pillar.
  • Lower cost compared to underground motors.
  • Our qualified engineers can install a new automated gate or service your existing installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Above ground motors are usually wielded to your gate and your posts if you have metal gates. On wooden gates they can be bolted with coach bolts.

Above ground motors come as 230v or 24v depending on the situation. Our surveyor or engineer will speak with you to determine the best solution of voltage.

No, they are not suitable for all gates. There are a number of things to take into account when looking for the correct type of motor. You need to know what to look for really, as this is dependant on the hinge pin and the geometry of the motors, as well as the size of your post. We would be happy to assist you in supplying our staff to visit and go through this to help.

Your Security. Your Way

Our main focus is you and your needs.

Before we give any advice on our security systems, we carry out a site visit to see what will best suit your needs. Once we know your requirements, we work closely with you to provide the security system to match your requirements.

What We Do

  • Automated Gates
  • Intruder Alarms
  • Networked CCTV
  • Door Entry
  • Maintenance
  • 24/7 Call Outs

Areas We Cover

  • London
  • Essex
  • Suffolk
  • Norfolk
  • Kent
  • Cambridgeshire

We're Highly Accredited

All our engineers are DHF trained, to fully understand the safety aspects of automated gates. We're determined to keep our engineers fully trained for your complete peace of mind.

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