Secure operator S450

Secure operator

FAAC S450 gate operator installed at luxury estate

FAAC automatic gate operators are being used to help step up security following several
incidences of burglaries targeting luxury homes in the Lancashire area. FAAC’s S450 swing
gate operator is proving a popular choice for residential properties due to its slimline
appearance and built-in anti-crush protection.

Lancashire security installer, North Valley Forge, has recently installed automatic swing gates to
a residential property using the S450 hybrid operator, which combines the reliability of hydraulic
technology with the efficiency of a 24V DC motor. The S450’s continuous duty cycle makes it
ideal for this particular application as the proprietor also runs a small commercial business from
the premises.

Richard Ratcliffe, director at North Valley Forge said: “The property is in a very remote area and
the owner was quite rightly concerned about security. We specified the FAAC S450 because the
gate is made of wood, so it required a hydraulic operator that could withstand the wind
resistance. As the gate is used for business access, it has a higher use rate than a typical
residential property, so it was important that we used an automation system with a high
opening/closing speed.

Fully compliant with current European safety standards, the S450 operator incorporates a FAAC
patented Bus encoder, allowing the gate to reverse if an obstacle is detected. The rear bracket
can be adjusted for greater flexibility and its housing is transparent for LED visibility, enabling
easy set up and maintenance. Integrated mechanical stops eliminate the need for externally
mounted stops on the ground and its long stroke of up to 311mm aids ease of installation.

With more than 40 year’s experience, FAAC is a world leader in gate and door automation. The
company has manufacturing and development facilities in Italy and Ireland and distributes its
products in more than 90 countries. Within the UK, FAAC (UK) based in Basingstoke is the
market leader in residential and commercial markets, which it serves through a national network
of approved installers, all trained to FAAC’s high standards.


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