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With travel restrictions lifted or at least relaxed in most parts of the world – just in time for the holidays – we won’t blame you if you’re unable to resist the siren charms of a getaway following what has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging years in recent history. The time has finally come to break free from the cabin fever that’s been our fate for most of 2020 and enjoy this beautiful world with a renewed sense of wonder. In the words of legendary Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, “happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation. Or, as some anonymous sage quipped, “I want to vacation so long, I forget all my passwords”.

So let’s hit the road and leave all our worries behind!

Sounds pretty idyllic, right? But, in reality, going away for the holidays isn’t quite as simple as packing the trunk and popping in your favourite road trip mix tape, especially when it comes to security concerns. Whether we like it or not, there are those unsavoury individuals who engage in some decidedly un-festive festive season filching, and crime rates tend to soar over the holidays as many homes are left unoccupied.

As the access automation industry leader, Centurion Systems produces technologically-advanced solutions that are designed to provide users with the highest level of security, even if they’re not home. Our gate motors offer a number of high-security features, delivering complete peace of mind for the holidays and year-round.

Here are three ways that CENTURION gate motors can help make the holidays more secure for you:

Holiday Lockout: Holiday Lockout, native to our D-Series range of gate motors including the D5-Evo, allows you to electronically “lock” the gate motor so that only the remote control that invoked the function is able to use the system, preventing unauthorised access while you’re away.

Time-barring: Closely related to Holiday Lockout Mode, time-barring will make your life easier by adding temporal intelligence. Using the onboard ChronoGuard timer technology (a world first) found on all D-Series gate motors, you will be able to set up “time windows” during which the selected input(s), for example remote controls, will be disabled. For example, you can set it up so that remote controls are disabled from the moment that you leave on vacation, and then automatically re-enabled upon your return.

Intruder-detection Alarms: This unique feature set works in tandem with the gate’s infrared safety beams to trigger an alarm if the beams are interrupted, or remain interrupted for a user-defined period of time. The output can be connected to a sound bomb to deter would-be intruders, or to alert neighbours of activity at your gate.

CENTURION wishes you and your loved ones a happy and safe holiday season.