At a development of luxury homes in Esher, Surrey, gates provide a secure environment for residents.
At a development of luxury homes in Esher, Surrey, gates provide a secure environment for residents. The gate operators from FAAC (UK) were installed and maintained by Gate-A-Mation. The five houses on the Penates development were built in 1991 within the walls of an older property, now demolished. The gates, regularly maintained by Gate-A-Mation, have given trouble-free service, according to the Penates Residents? Committee. The installers specified FAAC 400 swing gate hydraulic operators. Suitable for gates with a maximum width of seven metres per leaf, the models in the 400 series can be set to accommodate light, industrial or heavy traffic flows. Internal high-strength hydraulic lock systems are available for gate leaves up to 2.2m. Leaves wider than this can be fitted with supplementary locks to protect against forced entry. Sensitive bypass valves in the hydraulic system ensure anti-crushing capability, with a manual override facility in the event of an emergency. At Penates, the vehicle and pedestrian gates are kept closed, with different types of access control, depending on the status of the person wishing to gain admittance. Residents have radio controls. For visitors, there is a video entry system, enabling those within the house to see who is at the gates and communicate with them.