Our complementary services can get your automated gate installed or repaired in no time, and we offer maintenance too.

Your automated installation is as individual as you are – whether you're looking for a beautiful timber gate for privacy, a secure steel gate with multiple entry and exit options or even a quick and efficient barrier to prevent cars parking in your space(s), DFC Automation can provide you with the perfect solution for your needs.

Automated Gate Installations

Residential property with an automated gate

We want you to feel that you can trust us to provide the most appropriate installation to best fit your requirements. By taking the time to go through your needs regarding automated gates and entry systems, we can ensure that you end up with an electronic gate that not only looks amazing, but also performs to your expectations too.

A site visit is essential in ensuring that all safety elements are taken into consideration and that the appropriate safety systems are installed to comply with the latest regulatory standards. The visit will also ascertain what operating system would be best for you, whether a swinging gate or a sliding gate system would be best and also the most approperiate equipment to achieve desired results in your individual case.

Being members of the Door and Hardware Federation means we have up to date information and training to ensure your installation is completee correctly, first time.

All of our gates are individually made-to-measure, ensuring a perfect fit on-site. This also allows us to avoid unsightly additional panels or changes in levels, which can spoil both the appearance and aesthetic of these types of installations.

With numerous styles to choose from you can be sure that we will provide you with a unique product, that fits your environment. Be it a secure industrial site or an aesthetically pleasing design to coordinate with your home surroundings, DFC are experienced in accommodating even the most discerning of customers.

Parking Barrier Insallations

Commercial parking barrier

Our parking barrier installations ensure that only those who have legitimate access, will gain entry. Ensure valuable parking spaces for staff where there is a parking issue on site - these are popular installations for schools or factory applications.

Facilities can be set up to allow automated barriers to only be accessed at certain times, or to have open access within specific time periods; say at start of a working shift or at the end of the work day. It is also possible to have systems installed that can lock down a site over a bank holiday weekend for example.

By evaluating your specific needs and requirements, DFC Automation can design a tailored solution making operation very simple.

There are many options for access control; keypad/ intercom entry, proximity sensors, reader entry via the use of tags or even by using transmitters (an example of this would be the Centurion Nova). Each of these options can be installed individually or we can combine numerous elemnts to provide even greater flexibility to create the perfect solution for your situation and circumstances.

It is worth taking some time to think about how you would like your automated gate or barrier system to function. Whether you're stuck for ideas or have a system fully thought through, why not give us a call to talk through your installation and discover the options available.

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Automated Gate & Barrier Repairs

Engineer hands repairing a gate motor

Problems with your automated electric gate? Broken down barriers? DFC is on hand to help.

Our specially trained staff have vast experience in the repair of a wide range of systems including; Centurion, FAAC, CAME and BFT (to name a few) which may have been integrated with your automated gates or barriers.

If you are experiencing difficulties with your automated gate or barrier system, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our Repair Service is based on an initial call out fee, thereafter an hourly labour charge plus the cost of any parts or components which need to be replaced. This is reiterated and explained at the time of booking and scheduling-in your repair visit.

Total costs will inevitable vary depending upon the exact nature of the fault and your specific hardware but by answering a few questions and learning a little about your system and the nature of the fault we may be able to provide a more accurate estimate.

While we do not offer 24/7 service or promise to “be there the next day”, we do promise to let you know when your engineer will attend and to do our upmost to get you back up and running as soon humanly possible.

Gate & Barrier Servicing and Maintenance

An engineer services an automated barrier

All automated gates and barriers require annual servicing in order to maintain performance and help extend lifespan.

Similar to servicing your car, it is a good idea to service any system which operates and uses mechanical parts, that is in regular use.

Our annual servicing plan includes the following:

  • Preliminary Service Check; we will run a full audit to determine the status of your system and make sure there are no faults, (excludes parts and labour should repairs be required).
  • Servicing and Maintenance on all working parts including lubrication
  • Thorough Audit of all Safety Features to ensure full functionality
  • Cleaning of all photocells and related equipment
  • Wiring checks for damage and corrosion
  • Arm checks for damage + any limit adjustments
  • Battery renewal and replacement where required
  • Force testing of sensitive safety edges where appropriate
  • Appropriate testing of all other access systems and devices

Your maintenance and servicing visit also includes a Safety Health Check as standard, to ensure you are provided with any recommendations to keep your installation in-line with modern in legislation and current changes to standards made in the last 12 months. We will also suggest any upgrades required by those changes and should there be any repairs needed, we will also enclose our repair works quotation for your consideration. You will also get a maintenance test report showing all of the individual items checked and force test results (where appropriate).

Once your Service has been completed, we will contact you in 12 months’ time to arrange your follow-up visit.

If you would like to arrange a service visit for your automated gate or barrier(s) please do not hesitate to contact the office and we can offer advice and provide an estimated cost.

Annual servicing helps ensure your gate or barrier stays in peak health for years to come.

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