Motorizing its portal has become commonplace but what explains such a craze? Here are the answers.
The portal, an opening on home automation
According to customer who often uses gate motorization, we can know that gate motorization is a very popular product:
“We’re a small store and we sell about 50 engines a year on our own,” he says.
The gate is also a first step towards home automation: “Unlike some products, gate drives are really part of home automation. Thanks to this, you can control your portal with a smart phone or a tablet. The advantage, when you are not at home, is simple. You can let a friend into your home from a distance. No need to spend your money on extra remote control kit, just download a free application to your smart phone.
For a fan of new technologies, the home automation aspect is precisely what attracts her and explains: “I love modernity and the gadget side”, before her companion adds “we especially want to be lazy! “.
The young woman knows that she needs to motorize her garage and explains that she parks in the street simply because it is not equipped, but something prevents her from doing so: “It would be simple, I would have already bought it but I do not think I can install it alone,” she explains.
Do I need special skills to install a gate operator? Not really according to the customer who believes that a person who tinkers from time to time can install it alone. However, he recognizes that in some complex cases, it is preferable to have recourse to a professional.
When motorization goes hand in hand with safety
Somebody did not have any particular difficulty fixing his engine. If he chose to equip himself, it is for a very particular reason: “I did not equip myself in motorization for my comfort but rather for concern for safety. I want to protect myself from carjacking, because when you get out of your car to open the gate, someone can steal it at any time,” he says.
However, the shop nuances this purpose for a gate operator: “The gate operator is not considered a safety. Motorized long distance wireless relay shutters are already more in this perspective because they can simulate presence and a closed shutter is virtually impossible to open from the outside.
As for reliability, the manufacturer is rather confident: “I’m not really afraid it’ll break down, there’s always security. The house that rebels against its owner is fiction, right? “he jokes.