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My Gate Won’t Close

Wondering why your gate won’t close? With automatic gates, sometimes the problem is as simple as an object blocking the gate’s path. Other times, it can be something a bit more complicated, such as a power failure or damaged wiring. No matter what the problem is, a broken gate can be frustrating to deal with. In Canada and other colder climates, the biggest reason why a gate won’t close is due to the cold weather. This article will provide more detailed information about gate problems in the cold weather. We will also provide some other common problems that might be the culprit if you think cold weather is not an issue. If you have any questions about gates or gate repair, feel free to contact Jay360 now! Jay360 your Security and Access Solutions Team My Gate Won’t Close – How Weather Affects Gates Its frustrating when you are in front of your home trying to get passed your gate, but it just won’t budge. Thankfully there are a number of common issues every gate owner or property manager has faced. Check out this quick video below to see how rainy or wet weather may be affecting your gate, and how to quickly assess the situation yourself. If you do a quick search on the internet, you will come across many posts in online forums and blogs talking about automatic gates not opening or closing when cold and snowy weather strikes. See here for an example posted on online forum Reddit.com, where one user began having problems closing their automatic sliding gate as temperatures dropped. If you live in a colder climate like Ontario, you may begin to notice problems with your gate as soon as fall and winter sets in. According to Residential Gate Openers Reviews & Buying Guide, these problems arise as metal components begin to contract. This can be avoided if you use specially made grease intended for cold weather. If not, the metal components will contract and the grease will begin to thicken. This makes movement significantly more difficult for your gate. It may slow down or stop closing/opening altogether. The cold also affects your gate’s battery. Since the battery is kept in a metal box, it is just as susceptible to the cold as the rest of your gate. As the temperature drops, your battery’s internal temperature drops too. This reduction of the electrochemical reaction makes it harder for your battery to start. Sometimes, all it takes to fix the problem is trying to close your gate a few times until the battery warms up a bit (source). How To Check If Weather Is Causing Gate Problems The first step to determining if your gate won’t close due to weather is by simply checking the weather! Has it been extra rainy the last few days? Was there a significant drop in temperature? Has the cold set in for the first time this season, or has it snowed recently? As we saw in the video above, even rain can stop your gate from closing properly. Keeping track of the weather and the timing of your gate’s problems will help you figure out if weather is a major factor. Here are some steps to help you figure out your gate’s problem: As we learned in the video, check your gate’s photocell or reflector (if applicable) and see if there is a build-up of moisture. This moisture can block the lens and stop your gate from closing Similar to the tip above, wave your hand in front of your gate’s sensor to see if it’s reacting – if it...

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Why Is My Gate Not Working?

Why is my gate not working? As with any electronic device, automatic gates can malfunction or stop working. This can not only be frustrating but also leave properties vulnerable. This article outlines the top three reasons why gates stop working, how you can check to see what is the problem, as well as other common gate issues. Still need help with your gate? Contact the experts at Jay360 today for more information on gates and gate repair! Looking for safe home advice? Why Is My Gate Not Working? Top Three Reasons Why It is expected over the life span of a gate, that malfunctions or delays in operational capacity. These issues are definitely manageable and with some well guided direction and careful diagnosis can be resolved reasonably well. Get your life moving again with these tips to the most common gate issues every owner will eventually encounter. If you notice your automatic gate is acting strangely or has completely stopped working, what might be the problem? Here are the top three reasons automatic gates stop working, and how to identify them. Keep in mind that there may be different solutions depending on the type of automatic gate you have. Gate Not Receiving Power This is one of the most common problems with automatic gates and/or automatic gate controllers. It is also one of the easiest problems to figure out and fix! To check if this is the culprit, go around and ensure all electrical mains are switched on. If any have been switched off, switch them on! Sometimes, the problem can be as simple as an accidental off switch. Other times, the problem can be a bit more complicated. If all mains are on and everything else looks fine, check the wiring. Even a small amount of damaged wire can cause your gate to stop working. In that case, you may need to change the wiring. Gate Won’t Close Another common problem that gate owners will likely run into at some point or another is their gate refusing to close. There are two common reasons gates won’t close – mechanical or electrical problems. For mechanical issues, check to see if there is something blocking the gate’s path. Check the gate for any physical damage to the hinges or wheel bearings. For electrical issues, check the electrical mains and wiring. You should also check to see if it is a simple issue – did one of your family members or others with access to your gate accidentally place a command on your gate, such as “hold open?” Talk to those who have used the gate recently and ask if they have done anything differently. Here is a great video on working with gates that won’t close: Gate Not Working In Cold Weather Automatic gates often stop working properly in colder weather. Some cold-related problems include the gate opening slower, not opening at all, or making clicking noises. If you experience these problems at the same time cold weather sets in, you likely know what the culprit is. Metal components and grease are affected by the cold weather, causing your gate to slow down or possibly even stop. If you notice something is off with your gate, consider the recent weather. Have the last few days been colder than usual? Was there just have a snowstorm? Keeping track of temperature changes and the onset of gate problems can help you determine the cause. A gate can be prevented from encountering weather issues by employing a deep cycle battery or simply using the remote to trigger chemical processes that heat and restart the battery....

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Wireless Outdoor Security Cameras – Top 5 In Ontario

Looking for wireless outdoor security cameras? Outdoor security cameras are a great solution for both residential and commercial properties. However, finding the right security camera for you can be a challenge. Navigating through so many brands, types, and features can end up confusing any buyer. When shopping online, you may come across an additional challenge – the product you settle on may be unavailable in Canada. This guide will help you navigate the wireless outdoor security camera world, listing only products available in Canada from Amazon.ca. Still wondering which camera is best for you? For the best security advice, contact the experts at Jay360 now! Before purchasing a surveillance camera, make sure to check if there are surveillance camera bylaws in your region! Wireless Outdoor Security Camera Comparison Check out the chart below to compare the top 5 outdoor security cameras listed on Amazon.ca. This chart includes information on the FLOUREON 720P HD Camera, OOSSXX 8-Channel HD Camera, ICAMI 720P HD Camera, Maximus Smart Home Security Outdoor Light & Camera, and the Wansview Outdoor 1080P Camera.  Click the image below to see a larger version of the chart. Top 5 Wireless Outdoor Security Cameras In this section, we’ll provide more detailed information about each of the wireless outdoor security cameras listed above. Many homeowners prefer the ease of wireless cameras; a quick and easy installation with internet access to your camera’s feed is appealing. Though most of these cameras are ideal for the home, some small business owners may choose them for their commercial lot. This section will help you narrow down which camera is right for you, your needs, and your home or property. FLOUREON 720P HD Wireless IP Camera Outdoor The FLOUREON 720P HD wireless outdoor surveillance camera is sleek and simple with the look of a classic surveillance system. With over 40 customer reviews on Amazon.ca, it receives generally favourable reviews about video quality, motion sensors, and night vision. It is an affordable camera that appears to satisfy many customer’s personal security needs. However, there have been some complaints about installation difficulty and complicated software.     OOSSXX 8-Channel HD Outdoor/Indoor Camera The OOSSXX 8-Channel HD outdoor (and indoor) camera set comes with 4 cameras and can be used for both residential or commercial security. Though this bundle comes with 4 cameras, it can support up to 8 cameras, making it ideal for larger homes or small offices. With 4.5 stars on Amazon.ca, it is loved for its high picture quality and user-friendly installation process. However, some users complained about the smartphone app not working as planned or issues with camera connectivity.   ICAMI 720P HD Outdoor Camera The ICAMI 720P HD wireless outdoor camera is known for its durability and the ability to set up the camera without the use of a PC. Its smartphone app is free and requires no subscription to view video. An SD card to record the video is not included, however. Many users commented on the affordability of the product and enjoyed using the smartphone app. Some potential problems with the ICAMI 720P include difficulty installing the product and problems with setting up the camera’s wireless component.   Maximus Smart Home Security Outdoor Light & Camera The Maximus Smart Home Security outdoor light and camera is a unique camera on our list. This camera is hidden within an outdoor light and functions as both a motion-detection light and a security camera. The system is wireless and is a stylish way to add extra security to your home. It has generally favourable reviews on Amazon.ca, though it is the most expensive product on our list. Some users complained that...

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Gate Repair – Fast Service, Great Prices

Gates, whether automatic or not, provide security and peace of mind to home and property owners. But what happens when your gate breaks down? Repairing any type of gate or automatic gate controller can seem like a daunting task. There are many common problems that can happen with gates, each with different solutions. At Jay360, we have over 28 years of installation project management experience. Contact us now for more information on gate repairs and services! Gate Repair – What Types Of Gates We Work With Gate by Jay360 From a damaged wooden gate to an automatic iron gate that just stops working, each type of gate comes with its own potential problems. The team at Jay360 can repair many types of gates. Check out the list below to see the variety of gates we work with. Automatic gates Barrier gates Wooden gates Chain link gates Iron gates Automatic gate controllers Each type of gate and related gate repair comes with its own unique challenges. Working with an experienced installer who knows these unique challenges is one way to ensure your gate is not only repaired, but will last longer. Common Gate Problems Both automatic gates and regular gates suffer from everyday wear and tear and unforeseen issues. Here are some common gate problems home and business owners frequently run into. Automatic gate gets stuck in manual mode Automatic gate suffers obstruction in path Automatic gate controller malfunctions Automatic gate won’t close or won’t stay closed Sagging wooden or chain link fence Damaged gate or broken gate (e.g. accidentally backed into gate with car) Gate and fence do not comply with local bylaws Gate won’t close properly/is not secure Check out the video below to see how some simple sagging gate problems may be solved!     These common gate problems shouldn’t stress you out! Like everything else, gates can malfunction or get damaged. At Jay360, we can fix the smallest to the most complicated gate problems. Don’t wait until your gate problems get worse. Repair your get today and get your security and peace of mind back. How To Find A Reputable Company When something goes wrong, the last thing anyone needs is another big problem! Unfortunately, scammers and unprofessional companies do exist. How do you find a professional, trustworthy, and reputable company? Finding a reputable installation company is important. Receiving a poorly installed gate or an improper repair job can result in a lack of security and privacy. When working with an unprofessional installation company, home and business owners often face: Company uses poor quality or improper materials Refusing to fix or charging extra to fix their mistakes Many delays or not showing up on time Ignoring your contract Overall poor workmanship and work ethic Inappropriate behaviour such as foul language, ignoring building codes, and ignoring bylaws Source – Porch.com Learn to avoid unprofessional companies can save yourself a major headache down the road. Here are some tips to help you find a great installation and repair company no matter where you live. Read Reviews Online – With the increase of modern technology, online reviews are becoming more and more relevant. Checking out online reviews, such as Google Reviews or HomeStars can help give you a relatively good understanding of any potential company. Spend Time On Their Website – A reputable company will have lots of pictures of their work, as well as readily available contact information. If you notice a company is trying to pass off stock photos as their own work, that is a huge red flag. You want to work with a company that is honest in...

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Types Of Driveway Gates

Driveway gates can add both extra security and elegance to your property. If you have children or pets, a properly installed driveway gate can help keep your family safe – and ensure unwanted guests stay out. There are also different styles of driveway gates, each best suited for different preferences, property sizes, and budgets. If you need help choosing the right gate for you, check out our guide below. We outline the pros and cons of single swing, double swing, and sliding driveway gates as well as their best uses. For more information about gates and home security, contact the experts at Jay360 now!  Types Of Driveway Gates – Comparison Chart Can’t decide on the right gate for your driveway? Check out the list of pros, cons, and general advice for best uses for each gate. The list includes gates ideal for both residential and commercial properties. Click the image below to view the full-size chart.   Driveway Gates – Description and Videos Still aren’t sure which driveway gate is right for you? Check out each video and see every style of gate in action. Seeing how each gate works can help give you a better sense of which gate may be best for you and your property. Single Swing Gate   Biggest Pro: Often less expensive and requires little maintenance Biggest Con: Requires significant amount of space to operate Ideal Use: Commercial or residential properties The single swing gate is ideal for large openings on your driveway. Single swing gates can be used for both residential and commercial lots, but are often found on residential properties. They are not nearly as common as double swing gates, as they require more space and a unique property layout. Check out the video below to see a single swing gate in action! As you will see, the gate is best for very long driveways to avoid pushing your gate into the open road.     Double Swing Gate   Biggest Pro: Many beautiful and unique designs, easier to install Biggest Con: Can be more costly than other options Ideal Use: Often used for residential properties, can be used on commercial lots too The double swing gate is one of the most popular residential driveway gate choices. It is a versatile option and comes in many sizes and styles, from wooden to wrought iron to a combination of materials. Double swing gates typically work best with wider driveways. Because it is two separate gates, you do not need as much room as a single swing gate. Check out of the video below to see one of Jay Fencing’s installed double swing gates!   http://www.jay360.ca/wp-content/uploads/VID_20140808_154136.mp4   Sliding Gate   Biggest Pro: Does not swing outward and therefore takes up little space Biggest Con: Requires more maintenance than other gates Ideal Use: Commercial or residential properties, great for residential properties A sliding gate is the perfect choice when you have a very large opening and do not have the space for doors to swing outwards. Sliding gates are common on commercial lots, but are also used for residential properties. Though sliding gates require more maintenance than swing gates, many prefer this style due to its size. The video below shows a residential sliding gate. You can see how little space the sliding gate takes up.     Vertical Lift/Swing Gate   Biggest Pro: Provides a significant amount of security Biggest Con: Complex installation Ideal Use: Usually commercial properties, can be used on residential You will most likely find the vertical swing gate on a commercial lot. They provide extra security for properties that require it and ensure only those invited can enter the property....

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Privacy Gate Installation and Repair

Looking for privacy gate installation or repair? Adding a security or privacy gate to your home or commercial lot can help give you peace of mind, knowing your property and family is safer. Check out the gallery below to see some examples of different privacy and security gates by Jay360. To learn more about gate installation, call on the experts at Jay360 today! Security & Privacy Gate Gallery Privacy gates come in many different styles depending on your personal wants and needs. From iron to stone to wood, there is a privacy gate and/or security to fit every unique individual’s preference. Security gates are usually automatic gates and only allow select individuals onto a property. Privacy gates come in many styles and add additional privacy to a lot. Many security gates are also privacy gates. Security gates are perfect for both large and small business owners looking for simple ways to increase security on their commercial lot. They are also ideal for adding additional at-home security and keeping children and pets safely contained. Looking For Experienced Gate Installers? Jay360 Can Help! Privacy Gate Installation and Repair: Finding The Right Company Looking for a professional gate installation company, but don’t know where to start? With so many options out there, finding a professional company that will help install a new gate or repair an existing gate can be a challenge! Finding a reputable installation company is important. Receiving a poorly installed gate or an improper repair job can result in a lack of security and privacy. When working with an unprofessional installation company, home and business owners often face: Using poor quality or improper materials Refusing to fix or charging extra to fix their mistakes Many delays or not showing up on time Ignoring your contract Overall poor workmanship and work ethic Inappropriate behaviour such as foul language, ignoring building codes, and ignoring bylaws Source – Porch.com Now that you know which big red flags to be aware of, what should you look for in a good and reputable installation and repair company? The following lists some ways to find out if the company you want to work with is professional. Tip #1 Read Online Reviews As Google Reviews, HomeStars, and Facebook reviews become increasingly popular, this is a great way to see what others have liked (or disliked) about a prospective company or contractor. Keep in mind, there will always be some negative reviews, even if the company is reputable and trustworthy. Take all reviews into consideration and also check out the overall rating. Reading what others in your community have to say about a company is a great first step to help you determine if a company is right for you. Tip #2: Check Out The Better Business Bureau Image source: www.bbb.org calling the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a great way to get a general sense of the company. Using the BBB, you can find out what the company is rated and how long the company has been around for. Another great tool the BBB offers is allowing you to see what complaints (if any) have been filed against the company – and how the company responded. Did you know Jay360 is by Jay Fencing? You can check out Jay Fencing’s BBB page here! Tip #3: Spend Time On Their Website Checking out a potential contractor’s website is a great way to know more about them. For example, there’s nothing wrong with using stock images on any website. However, is the company trying to pass off those images as their own? That’s is a huge red flag. If something feels off...

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