Door Industry Journal - Winter 2019

Also online at: 92 THE door industry journal winter 2019 Automated Gates & Barriers Breezemount Partner with Heras and Launch One of the Safest Automated Sliding Gates in Ireland Breezemount gate automation specialists, are delighted to extend their automated gate portfolio with the latest sliding gate from Heras, the SafeGlide2. Launched in 2018, the SafeGlide2 is the only sliding gate in the UK to be Wind-Class-3 certified, making it one of the safest sliding gates on the market. Authorised distributors for Heras, Breezemount have installed SafeGlide2 sliding gates across the north and south of Ireland at a number of secure sites, that includes a large quarry, data centre and telecoms site. Mark McKee, Operations Director at Breezemount spoke of how impressed he is with the new versatile gate design: “Our customers need both safe operation and excellent reliability, the SafeGlide2 has exceeded all of our expectations. Not only has Heras developed a gate which is extremely safe and secure, but we are now able to offer our customers and end users a choice of sizes, colours and infills for seamless integration into the overall perimeter solution.” The SafeGlide2 is available in a variety of open widths, from 3 to 9 metres wide, and thanks to its prefabricated modular construction, the SafeGlide2 is not only lightweight but also quick and easy to install. The versatile design comprises of a portal frame with integral drive and a leaf featuring a bespoke profile Aircraft Grade aluminium bottom rail. Self-supporting, the cantilever design means there is no rail where dirt or snow can accumulate, guaranteeing ongoing reliability. The control unit can be seamlessly integrated with all types of security equipment such as intercom systems, ANPR electronic access control systems, and PIDS. All gates comply with the strictest safety requirements and are fully equipped with an emergency shutdown system, ensuring long term safety. Anyone considering installing an automated gate but are not sure if the site entrance is suitable for an automated sliding gate should consider the following points, Clive Gallagher, Sales Director for Breezemount explains: “Sliding gates are commonly used when the installation does not suit a traditional swing gate or when the opening is too large for an automated swing or bi folding gate. Limited space, uneven or sloping ground conditions are amongst the most common reasons for installing a sliding gate.” The safe use of automated sliding gates is more vital than ever, if you’re considering an automated gate to improve security and control access to your site, it’s advisable to speak to a gate automation specialist like Breezemount, who offer free consultations and site visits to discuss site specific requirements. Automated gates are classified as machinery under the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, which requires gate owners to put safety and compliance as a top priority. Clive advises: “Anyone considering an automated gate should find a reliable gate installation company, similar to our own, and ensure that a conformity assessment is carried out. It’s also worthwhile checking if they offer ongoing technical support after the gate has been installed, in the form of planned preventative maintenance visits, and breakdown and repairs service.” More details on automated gate installation are available at or from the Breezemount Perimeter Solutions team: Telephone: 02890 640972 (NI) or 01 619 0618 (ROI) Email: Breezemount install new SafeGlide2 automated sliding gate at Whitemountain’s Temple Quarry, County Antrim.

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