Centurion Gate Motors


Avoid a driveway robbery - trust your instinct

December 15, 2021

Did you know that 80% hijackings in Johannesburg take place in the driveway? These may be an opportunistic driveway robbery or pre-planned attack. This may include the theft of your phone, purse, jewellery and/car. The worst case scenario is criminals using this modus operandi to gain access to your house and steal electronic devices inside.

Here are some tips to stay safe over the holiday period:

1)    Remove the opportunity! When out and about in shopping centres or restaurants, do not wear flashy high value jewellery. Criminals often source people by targeting those wearing expensive watches and jewellery which results in follow-home crimes.

2) Trust your instinct. When Christmas shopping for high-end items especially electronics be vigilant of other shoppers around you.  Check if anyone is watching your spending and has followed you into the parking lot.

3)    When driving home from shopping, check if anyone is following you.  If you suspect someone is taking the same turns as you drive directly to your nearest police station.

4)    Turn the music off. Listening to the radio or your favourite download can be a big distraction as to what is going on around you.

5)    Keep your car windows closed. A small gap in the window allows criminals to stick their fingers in and force the window down.  This allows them to get access to you, your jewellery and open your door.  

6)    Wait on the side of the road and let cars pass you while your gate opens. This gives you space to leave if you notice any suspicious activity while waiting to drive in. Put your phone away, wait in your vehicle and remain vigilant before your gate closes behind you once inside your driveway.

7)    Upgrade your gate motor to the fastest version available such as the Centurion D-5 SMART sliding gate motor.

8)    Tell family members of your imminent arrival. This is suggested if you have made a large expensive transaction at a store. Someone can be waiting near the gate and call the alarm if there is suspicious behaviour of an impending driveway robbery.


SMART garage door motor - Just launched by Centurion!

November 2, 2021

Centsys – or better known as Centurion has done it again! They have just launched their SMART garage automation range for doors up to 6.5 metres wide or 12 Square meters.  Centurion Gate Motors is a proud installer of this new generation tip-up and sectional garage door motor range. Centsys has been pioneering gate, garage automation and access control since 1986.  Centurion motors make your life easier than ever before.


Who does not enjoy the sheer spoil of pressing a remote control as...

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How a fast gate motor can prevent a driveway robbery

September 30, 2021

Be one step ahead with a fast gate motor to avoid a Driveway robbery. 

Unfortunately driveway hold ups are a reality in Johannesburg. There are two modus operandi that criminals use.  The first is opportunistic – whilst a gang cruise the streets identifying a soft target for their car or belongings such as cell phones, wallet and jewellery.  The second is more intentional. This is where a shopper’s jewellery or car gets targeted at a shopping centre and they get followed home.

Both way...

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Sliding or Swing Gate automation - your top 3 burning questions

August 24, 2021

Driveway Gates come in thousands of designs and many materials but only in two common configurations. These are either sliding or swing gate.

Sliding gates consist of one leaf gate.  Swing gates consist of two leaf gates.  But there can always be exceptions.  A single leaf gate can be automated to swing and two swing gates can be joined to slide with a gate motor.

If you have never automated your driveway gate and budget is limited, then you do not have much choice in the gate configuration...

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The importance of matching driveway gate weight and motor size

July 20, 2021

It is very exciting to have a new driveway gate manufactured.  Many choices of materials, designs and opening styles can be daunting. The weight of the gate is a fundamental consideration to make.

Just as exciting, is then having your driveway gate automated for your security and convenience.  There are many brands on the market and each brand offers its own range. So where do you begin?

Each motor operates within certain parameters of weight so knowing these metrics are fundamental. Do not...

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Best Choice of Driveway Gate

June 23, 2021

When it comes to the manufacturing of a new gate for your house or office, there are several considerations to bear in mind before choosing. The type of material is a critical choice.


Stainless steel, aluminium and wrought iron are the options when it comes to metal driveway gates. Which is best?


Stainless steel gates

Stainless steel is an alloy of iron and chromium. It is heavy, robust and strong. It does not corrode, rust, or stain with water like ordinary steel does. It therefore ...

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GSM technology and Centurion products

June 3, 2021

C   Centurion has embraced the benefits of mobile technology and have included this in their products.

1)      Intercoms - G-SPEAK ULTRA enables you to answer your intercom from anywhere.  The G-   ULTRA is a remote monitoring and control system which is GSM enabled. 

2)      Gate motors - Intelligent monitoring of CENTURION gate motor status. The G-ULTRA integrates      seamlessly with the new D5 SMART sliding gate motor.


C    Centurion offer free activations and notifications for life...

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Centurion D5 SMART wireless technology explained

April 29, 2021

Centurion D5 SMART wireless technology 

There is only one constant in this world and that is change. We see this most in the field of technology, and more recently wireless technology. What we could only dream of a few years and decades ago is now our day to day reality in our daily experience. Technology affords concepts to become tangibles. Technology turns dreams into reality. Technology turns the present into the future. This is the 4th Industrial Revolution – the Age of AI. 

Growth i...

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The Centurion sliding gate motor gets more juice

March 23, 2021

Simon explains why the new generation Centurion D5 SMART sliding gate motor battery is better than its predecessor, the Centurion Evo. 

Interview on MixFM radio station with Simon Gore, Marketing Manager at www.centuriongatemotors.co.za 

Al your Pal: 
“Talking security in your home, and the first point of security that anybody really looks at is your entrance when you coming in or going out of your home." 

"You're going to be sharing with us new technology you use and new technology that...

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House Security in Johannesburg – The Many Layers

February 23, 2021

When we consider security for our home, the onion layers approach is best.  

Regarding crime in South Africa these layers include a perimeter wall, electric fence, automated driveway gate, automated garage door, house alarm and burglar bars. 

Domestic Staff
Have you ever considered your staff to be another layer of security to your home?

This does become a complicated issue as staff can either strengthen your defence or become the weakest link to the security of your house.  We entrust our ...

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