Which portal operator to choose?
Comfort of use, safety, longevity ... The motorization of your gate is a real plus. Motorized arms, cylinders, rack or even now solar power kit, Côté House is the point with Lapeyre on the various existing systems. Motor!
The motorization of the portal attracts more and more French. No need to get off your car, just press a button to open or close the gate. Motorizing its portal also helps to gain longevity by limiting jolts related to handling. And in safety, thanks to the obstacle or person sensors included in certain motorisation kits, the gate stops automatically, thus preventing any risk of accident. Practical also, engines with automatic locking that triggers in case of intrusion.
Articulated arm motor, for swing gates
The articulated arm operator is the most common motorization. Opening and closing are possible thanks to the articulated arms fixed on the leaf. You will find at Lapeyre complete kits, to connect to the portal.
Advantages : easy to install, it does not deform the gate, with its natural movement that respects the structure of the gate. It is also one of the quietest solutions, ideal for a lightweight PVC or fir tree gate. The opening is secure and fast.
Limits : it is only suitable for swing gates and requires more space to retreat.
The arm drive is only suitable for swing gates. Passeo 800 arm drive from Somfy at Lapeyre. 699 euros.
Actuator with cylinders, suitable for heavy swing gates
This motorization works thanks to a worm drive system, fixed directly to the swing gate. As the arm drive, it is possible to buy a complete kit to install yourself or ask.
Advantages : it is an aesthetic and discreet solution, coupled with great efficiency. It requires little space to retreat.
Limits : this engine is reserved exclusively for rigid gates and heavy steel in particular.
The actuator with cylinders only fits heavy swing gates. Steel swing gate Model A, gate and span Model A, sagging, black prepainted or anticorrosive. Portal from 609 euros. Lapeyre.
Rack motorisation for sliding gates
This motorization works on a rail thanks to a toothed rack, installed at the base of the gate.
Advantages It is perfect for all sliding gates whatever the material. This type of motorization can equip gates that are up to 8 meters wide, ideal for XXL gates.
Limits it is only suitable for sliding gates. Its installation is more complex (follow the advice / tutoring of experts Lapeyre on lapeyre.fr). It requires a side clearance space.
You need to get out of your car thanks to the motorization of your gate. Nice Home Filo 400 sliding automatic rack motor. Fits on any type of sliding gate (width 5.5 m max), can be coupled to a solar power supply. 579 euros. Lapeyre.
Portal motorization, switch to solar
An innovative solution, the solar power kits help to avoid the need for a tedious electrical connection to the motor. The engine is powered by photovoltaic panels that charge batteries. The kit autonomously powers the operator of the gate.
Advantages : no need for trenching or connection to the electricity grid. This type of kit works even in case of power failure. We take advantage of the natural energy of the sun and free. It is an ecological solution.
Limits : this motorization requires a certain brightness.
The solar motor operates without an electrical connection. Moovo KSM KM solar power kit for swing gate and sliding gate operator, orange light, Moovo XA arm drive. 399 euros. Lapeyre.
Motorized portal, go further ...
You can increase the comfort of use by adding accessories such as an intercom. Alternatively, the flashing light that signals the opening and closing of the gate, street side.
Nothing stops you from going to the connected home. By connecting your gate to a home automation box, you can control the openings and closings of your gate - but also the garage door or shutters, remotely from your smartphone or tablet.
Somfy solar power kit for swing gate and sliding gate operator, Somfy Passeo 800 arm drive. 399 euros. Lapeyre.