Customer Alerts

Important Safety Information

Important User Instructions:

Automatic gate systems provide user convenience and limit vehicular traffic. Because these systems can produce high levels of force, it is important that you are aware of the potential hazards associated with the system. Potential hazards may include pinch points, entrapment positions, lack of proper pedestrian access, blind spots for traffic visibility.

It is the joint responsibility of the designer, purchaser, installer and end user to verify the system is properly configured for its intended use. Be sure that the installer has instructed you on the proper operation of the gate and gate system before use. Be sure the installer trains you about the basic functions of the required reversing devices associated with the gate system and how to properly test them. Reversing devices may include reverse loops, sensing edges, photoelectric cells, inherent reverse detection, and/or other external devices.

All users must follow and understand the following points:

  • Carefully read and follow all instructions in each manual and keep it in a safe place for future reference.
  • Carefully read and follow the “Restrictions & Warnings” section of each manual.
  • Carefully read and follow the “Entrapment Prevention” section of the gate operator manual.
  • Make sure that all residents and users are familiar with the proper use of the gate system and its potential hazards.
  • Make sure proper reversing devices are installed on all gates to avoid all potential hazards and entrapment.
  • Understand loops and loop detectors, photoelectric cells and other devices must be installed with a gate operator to prevent the gate from closing on vehicles.
  • Installation, service and maintenance must be carried out by qualified personnel.
  • Understand the manufacturer can not be held responsible for damage or injury caused by improper, erroneous or unreasonable use. Failure to comply with these guidelines may create a dangerous situation and will void any and all warranties.
  • Always consult your qualified dealer if any concerns or questions arise.
  • Never install an access device or gate operator if any of the precautions can not be met.

Restrictions & Warnings:

WARNING - To reduce the risk of injury or death:

  1. A moving gate can cause serious injury or death. Read and follow all installation manuals, reference manuals, and warning label instructions.
  2. Vehicular gates are for vehicles only. Pedestrians must use a separate entrance. Keep all pedestrian traffic away from any vehicular gate. No one should cross the path of a moving gate.
  3. Never allow children to operate or play with gate controls. Never allow children to play in the area of a gate system.
  4. Access control devices must be placed far enough from moving gates to prevent the user from coming in contact with the gate while operating the controls.
  5. All activating devices must be installed in a clear line-of-sight with the gate and its travel.
  6. Activating devices must be installed a minimum of 10 feet away from the gate.
  7. Outdoor or easily accessible controls shall have a security feature to prevent unauthorized use.
  8. Be sure to mount all operating devices clearly out of reach of through gates.