Door Industry Journal - Winter 2019

Also online at: 98 THE door industry journal winter 2019 Automated Gates & Barriers Easygates Direct Launch Training Tuesdays West Midlands based Gate Automation & Access Control Distributor Easygates Direct, are pleased to announce the start of “Training Tuesdays”. This will provide opportunities to participate in a wide range of free training events to help broaden trader’s knowledge of the latest industry developments. Technologies such as Home Automation, GSM Access Control, Intercom Systems, Safety Standards & Force Testing, and Gate Automation Panel Diagnostics are just a few areas to be covered within these training sessions. “Training Tuesdays” is an initiative to offer installers the opportunity to develop more industry-based skills and to widen the spectrum of services that they may already offer. Training will be led by UK Product & Technical Training Manager, Dave Blake, who has provided support for both professionals and customers in the industry for the past decade. As well as these structured courses, Easygates welcome any requests for more bespoke, personalised training sessions that may be required within a specific sector of the industry. The courses are being held at their headquarters in Halesowen, West Midlands and an up to date list of events can be found on their website The motivation behind the training schedule is to encourage customers to take on new challenges which will enable them to expand the services that they can provide. “We really look forward to this new way to support and engage with our customers. We hope to help train new and upskill current staff in professional and friendly environment.” said Managing Director Tony Daniels-Gooding. Tony added: “To access the upcoming “Training Tuesdays’ schedule, visit our blog, and also keep up to date with our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles for updates and news.” For more details of the full range of the courses on offer contact Easygates Direct, phone 01384 569 942, email us at or visit New Compact Photocell Offers Easy Assembly BFT Automation has launched ‘Compacta’, a new photocell for vehicles and pedestrians using automated gates. At 110mm x 33m x 33m, Compacta is one of the smallest photocells on the market. What’s more, the adjustable lens offers a full 180° range offering more flexibility with installations. Challenges around assembly have been overcome with a screwless cover which clicks into place. Cable entry for each unit is from the back or the bottom side which means greater protection against water ingress. Kevin McWhinnie of BFT Automation comments, “The Compacta benefits from quality technical and features you would expect from BFT and can be installed swiftly and with ease.” For further information on the BFT Compacta, visit

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