Centurion Gate Motors


Sliding Gate Motor Upgrade

January 14, 2021

Interview on MixFM with Mark, Marketing Manager at Centsys, the manufacturers of Centurion D5 SMART sliding gate motor. 


“So tell us about this new gate motor that Centurion has developed.” 


“We have just launched our new flagship gate motor, which is called the D5 SMART.  It is the evolution of the D5 EVO, which is probably the best known sliding gate motor in South African.  Centsys are market leaders in gate motor manufacturing. We have innovation at the heart of the brand, so we are always pushing. Our brand essence is how to make life easier for our customers. Now with this gate automation, it's not only just about opening and closing gates anymore, it is actually about security. We wanted to address these things with the new D5 Smart - main features and benefits with this mindset.” 

“The motor is twice as fast as the Centurion D5 EVO, which you had before. And I am sure you guys know that hijackings happen predominantly in driveways.  By speeding up the speed of your gates you minimise the risk of being hijacked there."

"The next big problem is obviously break-ins at the gate, which is normally your weakest point of security of your home. Theft of gate motors is also becoming a big business. So we needed to address these. We came up with two really cool things on the motor. The one being a vibration sensor. So there is a siren if the gate motor itself is tampered with, and if the gate is rattled or lifted. A notification can be linked up nicely to one of our GSM devices, which can go through to your alarm system or alarm company.  You can also get a notification on your phone." 

"The sliding gate motor also has a patent pending antitheft catch cage, which runs through the gearbox. So if you break that you break the gearbox, the motor is useless and then the black market black cannot be supplied.  Older generation motors got lifted off their plate if there was no gate motor anti-theft bracket on it." 


5 tips to improve your home’s security

December 9, 2020


A layered approach to your house and property security is strongly recommended by Gate Repair Services. It begins at your perimeter wall.  Make sure your wall is sturdy with no loose bricks or gaps for someone to squeeze through.  Install an electric fence on the top of your perimeter wall. On the inside install security beams. Your driveway gate poses as a break on this security so make sure it is strong and that it has an anti-...

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Centurion D5 Smart sliding Gate Motor

November 18, 2020

The brainy option when it comes to your driveway gate automation 

In March 2020 Centurion (local South African brand) launched its new state of the art sliding gate motor. The Centsys team, who were responsible for the conceptualization of the new generation sliding gate motor, brags of design technology that beats their previous motor designs. Convenience, safety and customer experience were at the top of the team’s list when involved in this new invention.

Centsys has been designing dri...

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Centurion SD04

June 5, 2018

Automate your garage door with the Centurion SD04

The Centurion SD04 is the idea garage door motor for sectional garage doors as well as the tip-up type. Not only does this locally manufactured motor offer reliability and durability but it offers a range of convenient features that go beyond what you’d expect.

From a courtesy onboard light that lights up your garage when you arrive home to its low power consumption and garage door service monitoring technology – this motor has everythi...

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Doing your own garage door

October 25, 2017

Automated garage doors not only provide convenience by not having to get out your car and lift up a heavy door, they also provide much needed security in Johannesburg due to risk of high-jacking.  Yet if they are not installed correctly, they can cause serious harm to person and property.

It is not recommended to install your own garage door automation for safety reasons.  Let us auttomate your garage door with the Centurion SD04.

All garages will come with doors but it does not mean all ga...

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5 Reasons you Should Install Gate Safety Beams in Johannesburg

May 29, 2017

Gate safety beams are simple devices which detect whether there is a person or object in the path of your electric gate. If an obstruction is detected, the gate will automatically stop and reopen, ensuring that people, pets and vehicles are not injured and damaged by your electric gate.

Gate Repair Services strongly recommend that all clients have a set of gate safety beams installed for both safety and security reasons. We strongly recommend the Centurion range of high quality hard-wired a...

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8 Signs It's Time To Replace Your Gate Motor

April 19, 2017

Many people don’t want to think about replacing an old gate motor - particularly if it's still getting the job done but, like any security system, a gate motor must be replaced when it begins to cause problems or just isn't providing you with an adequate level of security. Replacing an old gate motor isn't merely something one does for convenience - it's a critical part of any home security system and proper functioning is essential to ensuring the safety of your family and the protection o...

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