When it comes to Gate Automation, two of the most popular brands in South Africa are ET Nice and Centurion Systems. Both the Centurion Gate Motors and ET Gate Motors offer a range of designs to provide reliable and efficient automation for sliding and swing gates. There are many more brands out there, but this is the ones we recommend, giving their long track record in the South African market place.
Here's a closer look at the gate motors offered by ET Nice and Centurion.
ET Nice is a well-established South African brand that has been producing gate automation products for over 20 years. They offer a range of gate motors that are designed for residential and commercial applications, including sliding and swing gates, as well as garage doors and traffic barriers.
One of the most popular ET Nice gate motors is the ET Drive 500, which is a sliding gate motor that is suitable for gates weighing up to 500kg. It offers high speed opening and a battery backup. This can also be fitted with accessories like tamper alarms. ET Nice also offers a range of accessories for their gate motors, including remote controls, safety beams, and battery backup systems.
Centurion Systems is another South African company that specializes in gate automation products. They offer a range of gate motors for sliding and swing gates, as well as a selection of accessories such as keypads and intercom systems.
One of the most popular Centurion gate motors is the D5 Evo, which is a sliding gate motor that is suitable for gates weighing up to 500kg. It offers a fast opening speed and has a range of safety features, including a safety beam and a battery backup system. The D5-Evo also has a built-in receiver for wireless remote controls.
Other Considerations for choosing the right Gate Motor:
Gate Motors have 2 types of battery backup systems. The one type is a true battery backup system while the other gate motor is battery dependent.
Most of the ET Nice Gate Motors have a Battery Backup System while Centurion Gate Motors have Battery Dependent Gate Motors.
In this article, Know Your Garage Door and Gate Motor Battery Backup System, we discuss more in depth the differences in Battery Backup types, in the event of load shedding or power outages, and which manufacturer uses which design.
Other considerations would be if the Gate Motor needs to be tied into the Security System or Home Automation. For those purposes the Centurion D5 Smart Gate Motor, for instance, is ideal versus the Centurion D5 Evo.
Warranty of the Gate Motor is also a consideration where Centurion System typically gives a 2 year warranty and ET Nice typically a 1 year warranty.
Both ET Nice and Centurion offer high-quality gate motors that are designed to provide reliable and efficient Gate Automation. However, there are some key differences between the two brands.
ET Nice is known for its range of gate motors that are suitable for a variety of applications, including residential and commercial properties. They also offer a wide range of accessories to enhance the functionality and safety of their gate motors.
On the other hand, Centurion Systems is known for its innovative features, such as wireless connectivity and intelligent speed control.
In terms of pricing, both brands offer similar pricing for their Gate Motors, with some variations depending on the specific model and features. However, ET Nice may offer slightly more affordable options for those on a tight budget.
Overall, both ET Nice and Centurion offer high-quality gate motors that are designed to provide reliable and efficient gate automation. Choosing between the two brands will ultimately depend on your specific needs and requirements, as well as your budget. It's always a good idea to do research, shop around and consult with professionals before making a purchase.
We would like to thank Peninsula Garage Doors and Lutigyn System for assisting in writing this article. They can be contacted on the details below:
Peninsula Garage Doors
Cape Town branch: 078 949 8130
Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth branch: 063 462 4003
Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth branch: 081 508 2785