How do automatic gates work?

Automation combines the needs of comfort with those of safety, proposing different solutions suitable for both domestic contexts and for industrial and commercial uses, such as automatic gates.

Automatic gates allow you to control who accesses a property and at the same time increase the comfort of those who use them, preventing them from having to get out of their vehicle or make physical efforts to open the doors.

Automatic gates work thanks to a control unit that receives the signal sent by the remote control; the control unit controls the motor and activates it to move the leaf with a mechanical arm equipped with a piston.

In addition, automatic gates use sensors, called photocells, which signal the control unit if there are obstacles for the correct closing of the door, such as for example a person who is trying to enter.

In these cases, the photocells send a signal to the control unit that interrupts the movement of the automatic gate, thus preventing damage and injuries.

The automatic gates can have hinged or sliding doors.

Automatic hinged gates use one or two doors mounted on a fulcrum, similar to the door of a home: it is therefore necessary that there is sufficient space to allow their complete opening.

The automatic sliding gates, on the other hand, use one or two doors mounted on a track so that they can move parallel to the perimeter partition (wall, gate, hedge, …);  it is a more practical solution since it requires less space for its installation.

The motor that allows the movement of the doors can be underground, so that it is more protected from any damage, or external, and use electromechanical systems (the most common ones in the residential sector) or hydraulic systems (for large industrial applications).

In the event that there is no current to power the automatic gate, a particular mechanism allows you to unlock the motor and thus move the door manually;  some models integrate an emergency battery that allows you to power the gate while waiting for the power to be restored, eliminating the inconvenience of the situation.

Technological innovation has made it possible to create increasingly efficient automatic gates to further increase the convenience of this type of system.

An automatic gate can be connected to a domotics system to control its opening from the central panel of the home or from your mobile device, in order to activate it for guests in total comfort.

This type of control is also useful outside home, since the gate can be opened with your mobile phone instead of with a remote control, making this already simple gesture even more immediate. has 30 years of experience in the installation of automatic gates that allows us to offer tailored, long-lasting and highly performing solutions for each customer and application context.

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A home with domotics is a safe home

Statistics indicate that in Italy there are an average of 520 home thefts every day: in this situation of uncertainty, technology rushes to defend our homes, providing different solutions to prevent break-ins, discourage thieves and prosecute the guilty.

A domotics system allows you to centralize the management and control of video surveillance and perimeter theft systems, as well as to receive notifications and feeds on your mobile device to be always informed about the security of your home even when you are away.

Outdoor video surveillance systems tend to be clearly visible or in any case signaled to carry out a deterrent action against break-ins, discouraging thieves even before they even try to enter the house.

Depending on the needs, panoramic cameras are available, which allow you to cover a large area even at 360 ° with a single device, bullet cameras, discreet and ready to use, cameras with containers, protected by a special case designed to withstand acts of vandalism, and dome cameras, which use a dome to protect the device and to hide the direction in which it is oriented.

Cameras can permanently frame the potential entry points or the entire perimeter, with careful planning of their position, movement and shooting area and create complete coverage.

In case thieves manage to enter, more discreet and hidden internal cameras (for example built-in) can detect movements or noises and catch them in the act without realizing they are being recorded, sending the video feed and possibly also audio to mobile and central devices operational, and allowing prompt intervention.

Images taken by the video surveillance system, activated on command, in response to sensors or 24/7, are sent to special devices for archiving and storing the recordings, to have concrete evidence and clues about the managers in case they were not stopped for time.

Anti-intrusion systems, on the other hand, employ instruments that detect unauthorized entrances and break-ins, and activate defensive strategies such as audible alarms, reports to operations centers and messages to preset telephone numbers.

For example, the perimeter alarm works with lasers, infrared or microwaves that create a virtual ‘fence’ that delimits the designated area and signals the control unit whenever it is crossed, which undertakes the programmed actions.

Compared to physical barriers, the protection offered by a perimeter alarm is invisible, therefore an intruder is unlikely to implement countermeasures to avoid or disable it. Modern devices also work even if cables are cut or a blackout is triggered, thus resisting sabotage attempts; any malfunction is however reported to the control unit, which can activate the alarm in advance.

With these considerations in mind, a perimeter alarm system offers a safe solution to protect your home from attempted theft.

A domotics system allows you to receive notifications from all the installed security systems and to set their operation with a few simple gestures: for example, you can only activate them when you leave your home or let the perimeter alarm ignore the movements of the pets, avoiding false alarms.

Domotics system also allows you to control other useful systems to keep your home safe, such as the video intercom, to identify who rings the door, and automatic shutters, to lower them every time you leave your home.

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What does it mean to live in a home with a domotics system?

Domotics makes technology at the service of home comfort and home security by applying principles of efficiency, automation and centralization.

In practice, to make a home automation system, cutting-edge systems are installed which can be programmed and controlled remotely, and which are capable of communicating with each other, so that they can be synchronized and activated from a single panel or device.

So imagine yourself being sunk in an armchair on a winter’s day, with the evening just around the corner: with a touch on your smartphone, the lights turn on and the temperature rises, and in the meantime you put the music to cheer up the evening and start the washing machine.

Suddenly the video door phone rings, but there is no need to get up: you can always see who it is from your smartphone, talk to us and open the external door if you are a desired guest.

Comfortable, isn’t it? But a home with domotics system also serves to enhance home security, by connecting video surveillance and anti-intrusion systems: the video feed of the former and any alarms of the latter are sent to the mobile device of the landlord, who can monitor his home even when he is away.

Comfort and safety, but also environmental protection.

If properly designed, a home with domotics is ecological, because the control of the systems allows to reduce waste, reducing the domestic energy requirement with benefits for both the wallet and the environment, reducing the CO2 emissions related to the production and distribution of the power.

Home automation also allows the implementation of residential photovoltaic systems, whose performance can be easily controlled and the methods of use of the generated electricity can be set, so as to contribute to the spread of renewable energy and further decrease the costs in the bill.

The concept of domoticsis therefore rich in nuances and articulated on various levels of complexity, and adapts to very different needs with customized solutions.

How does domotics work? The underlying technology is that of BUS, electronic systems that allow communication between compatible systems and therefore their centralized control through panels, smartphones or even voice assistants.

It is also possible to program ‘scenarios’, a series of actions that can be activated with the press of a simple button, to carry out routine activities more quickly and comfortably: for example, a scenario for leaving the house may involve activating the anti-intrusion systems, turning off the lights, reducing heating or air conditioning, and lowering the shutters.

A home can be ‘born’ automated or ‘become’ automated.

In recent years, the construction of new buildings can already integrate intelligent systems and the technology to connect them into the project. At the same time, it is possible to intervene on a house to make it automated, being able to enjoy all the comforts even in an old building.

In both cases it is important to rely on professionals capable of providing the most high-tech technology and designing customized solutions for every lifestyle: with almost 60 years of experience in home automation, is now an expert voice in domotics.

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