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Fencemakers may collect website visitors’ contact information (like their e-mail addresses). Unless you object, this information may be used:

– to send news, information about our activities and general promotional material which we believe may be useful to you;
– to monitor who is accessing the website or using services offered on the website; and
– to profile the type of people accessing the website.

If you do not wish to have your personal information used in this manner or for any other specific purpose, you can e-mail us accordingly.

We utilise “cookies” which enable us to monitor traffic patterns and to serve you more efficiently if you revisit the site. A cookie does not identify you personally but it does identify your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and this will provide you with an opportunity to either accept or reject it in each instance.

We will not sell or otherwise provide your personal information to a third party, or make any other use of your personal information, for any purpose which is not incidental to your use of this website. For the removal of doubt, personal information will not be used for any purpose which a reasonable person in your position would not expect.

If you request us not to use personal information in a particular manner or at all, we will adopt all reasonable measures to observe your request but we may still use or disclose that information if:

– we subsequently notify you of the intended use or disclosure and you do not object to that use or disclosure;
– we believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist a law enforcement agency or an agency responsible for government or public security in the performance of their functions; or
– we are required by law to disclose the information.

We will preserve the content of any e-mail you send us if we believe we have the legal requirement to do so.

Your e-mail message content may be monitored by us for trouble-shooting or maintenance purposes or if any form of e-mail abuse is suspected.

Personal information which we collect may be aggregated for analysis but in such circumstances we would ensure that individuals would remain anonymous.

All personal information which we collect for the purposes of processing orders and/or delivering services (including your contact details and, if relevant, credit card details) is kept confidential and secure to the best of our ability.

There are circumstances where a client/users’ personally identifiable information will need to be submitted to a 3rd party company (including directories and networks) in the provision of our services. All due care is taken to ensure this is done in a secure manner. On occasion the 3rd party recipient of this information might contact users in relation to their own services. Please note that while every effort is made to minimize such occurances, contact by 3rd parties is beyond the control of the staff and terms of Fencemakers .

We consider it is the responsibility of parents to monitor their children’s use of our website. Nevertheless it is our policy not to require personal information from persons known to be under the age of 18 years or offer to send any promotional material to persons in that category.

You are entitled to have access to any personal information relating to you which you have previously supplied to us over this website. You are entitled to edit or delete such information unless we are required by law to retain it.

If you wish to comment on or query our privacy policy, or if you wish to make an inquiry regarding any personal information relating to you which may be in our possession, contact us.

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Automatic Gate Safety

Automatic Gate Safety – What You Need to KnowValencia Automated Gates



Automatic gate systems are heavy moving objects that require safe, professional installation and setup, as well as rational usage and regular ongoing maintenance. Unfortunately, over the years some terrible accidents involving automatic gates have occurred – which could have been avoided.

At Fencemakers, creating a safe product is our number one priority. Our 20 years’ experience combined with our ongoing desire for improvement has enabled us to create a range of gate systems that look great and will last the test of time – and, most importantly, are safe.

Here are a few things you should consider before installing or servicing an electric gate.

New Automatic Gate Installations

Electric sliding gateFirstly, check who is installing your automatic gate system. These days there are too many companies or sole traders who are installing automatic gate systems without the required skills, knowledge, council approvals or licenses.

With the advent of the internet, it has is now easier than ever to advertise directly to consumers, as well as make false claims.

If you are looking to engage a gate contractor you should always do your research to ensure they have the skills and capabilities to complete the job safely and to the highest standard. Don’t be afraid to ask for examples of previous work completed and customer references. You can also request a visit to their office or factory. (NOTE: if a company does not have a business address, how can you guarantee you’ll be able to get in contact with them if there is any issue once your job has been completed and paid for).

Also, all electrical work for your gate system should be completed by a qualified registered electrician. All qualified electricians should be able to provide a copy of their Department of Fair Trading licence.

Older & Existing Automatic Gate Systems

A gate that is over 5 years old and has not been maintained on a regular basis may no longer meet safety standards. It is important to have your system checked and updated to ensure all safety components are working. Electric gates require regular maintenance and servicing to ensure they work as intended.

Guidelines for the safe operation of your automatic gate system:

  • Do not tailgate another vehicle through the gate opening.
  • Never stop in the path of an automatic gate.
  • Do not let children play on or near the gate (A gate is not a swing. This is especially important for swinging gates!).
  • Never operate the gate unless you can see it, to avoid the gates colliding with people, vehicle and any other objects in the way.
  • Do not modify your automatic gate system.
  • Regularly service your automatic gate system and report any faults immediately.

Safety devices available for automatic gates include:

  • Auto-Reverse Function: Your automatic gate system should come standard with this feature, which will stop and reverse the automatic movement of your gate if it impacts a vehicle or other obstruction. If the system you are looking to install does not have this as a minimum safety feature, look for a different model and gate contractor.
  • Photo-Electric Safety Beams: These sensors can be added to any automatic gate system and will detect anything in the gate’s swing area, stopping operation so no-one gets hurt and no vehicles or other objects get damaged. Ideally, two sets of beams should be included to provide the utmost safety.
  • In-Ground Loop Detectors: These detect the metal in vehicles and will prevent the gate from operating until the vehicle has cleared the gate opening area. These can be installed in the driveway surface between the gate posts and are often installed for large gates in commercial environments.
  • Rubber Safety Edges: These can be added to older systems which do not have the auto-reverse function to help prevent injury or damage to vehicles and objects.
  • Manual Over-Ride Switch: This is a keyed latch that allows the automation to be disconnected from a gate quickly and efficiently. These are important if there is fault with the gate automation or in the event of a power failure.

All Fencemakers’ automatic gates have industry-leading safety features as standard.

If you would like more information on our range of gates, including safety features for your current gates, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to come to site, discuss different gates options and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.