Gate motors are growing in popularity as crime rates increase in South Africa. Recently, there has been increased reports of gate motors theft and we thought to give you a few pointers on how to protect your gate motors from being stolen.
Here are some useful tips for safeguarding your gate motor against theft and from criminals accessing your property:
- Ensure that your gate motor is secured in a steel casing or bracket which is locked at all times. Suspects often just place their hands through the gate if your gate motor is unsecured and installed right next to a palisade-type gate. They are then able to switch the gate to manual and access your property
- Make use of a good quality lock to secure the motor’s theft-resistant cage. Preferably opt for an insurance-rated padlock
- Install adequate anti-lift brackets and weld a piece of flat bar onto the gate rack to prevent thieves from bending the rack upwards
- Combine mechanical anti-theft systems such as traditional theft-resistant cages, with electronic notification devices which are able to send notifications to users when the device’s inputs are triggered
Visit auxillarysecurity.co.za for gate motor installations and repairs and tips on how to secure your motors against thieves.