Automatic doors and commercial security gates are a convenient access option for many applications. Shutters, doors, and gates can be seamlessly opened and closed via remote control, keypad, or sensors, for smooth and safe entry and exit to a business premises. As a leading choice for an electric gate service, Melbourne’s Cowan Doors can help with all services for industrial, commercial, automatic and auto access doors from start to finish. We are often asked about electric doors and what happens when there’s no power. Read on to find out more.
Disengaging the Motor
In the event of a power outage or motor failure, the door or gate will not respond to your remote control, or keypad. The electric motor can be disengaged to allow for manual operation.
Most commercial security gates and automatic doors have a simple method to disengage the motor, usually a manual release lever, handle, or key. You will need to locate this and use it to disengage/unlock the motor.
Once the motor is disengaged, the door will be unlocked, and you will be able to manually slide it open or closed by hand.
If you cannot locate the manual release lever, handle, or key, and you need to get into or out of the gate or door quickly, reach out to your local emergency door repair and servicing company. At Cowan Doors, we offer a reliable and efficient emergency breakdown service for commercial roller doors, shutters, and gates. We have a 24-hour helpdesk with trained staff on call as well as a skilled team of technicians on the road.
Re-Engaging the Motor
To re-engage the motor, turn the manual release in the opposite direction. Once a motor is re-engaged, the door or gate will be locked even if there is no power available to operate it.
To test if the gate is locked, you should try to manually operate it. If it won’t move, then it has been successfully locked.
High-quality commercial doors and gates are designed with innovative features to enable easy operation in case of a power outage or breakdown. For new installations, ask the installer to show you how to disengage and re-engage the motor safely so that you are know what to do in these instances.
While power outages are unpredictable and cannot be prevented, it is possible to prevent inconvenient breakdowns with regular servicing and maintenance.
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If you’re experiencing any issues or you cannot operate your door manually, contact us now by calling 03 8586 1188. Our helpdesk may be able to talk you through some troubleshooting options, or they will arrange for a technician to visit your premises promptly. We can also assist with routine maintenance, repairs, and replacement for a wide range of commercial shutters and gates.
A breakdown or power outage can happen at any time. It can impact the security of your premises and employees, and it can cause significant downtime and losses in profit. For fast repairs at affordable rates, reach out to us today.