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Many of us fondly remember the halcyon days of fenceless yards and unlocked doors, and, through the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia, the past always seems like a happy, untroubled and idyllic place. However, the steady erosion of certain social structures and an embattled history have left the country marred by rising crime rates with nary a soul unaffected. While crimes across most categories have gone down compared to the previous year, contact crimes have seen a slight increase of 0.7%. According to Business Tech, cases of carjacking have seen the biggest increase year-on-year.

Technology has been a major lynchpin in the fight against crime, with continuous innovations in this field producing much more robust and intelligent security solutions. The rise of so-called “smart technology”, which implies a device’s ability to learn from its environment and the use of intuitive, app-driven interfaces, and is closely linked to the Internet of Things (IoT) can be confidently said to be the future of home security.

CENTURION’s aptly-named D5 SMART sliding gate motor fits snugly into this newly-carved niche of the security tech market with a host of advanced features to make life easier – and more secure – for users.

Let’s take a closer look at CENTURION’s most innovative gate motor yet.

Driven by a powerful 24-volt DC motor – twice the output of its predecessor, the D5-Evo – the D5 SMART is the fastest gate motor in its class, delivering superb security by helping to prevent tailgating and other contact crimes that may occur in one’s driveway. Moreover, and staying with the operator’s security features, an integral vibration sensor detects movement and tampering not only at the site of the motor, but at the gate itself, and can be linked to sound bombs, house alarms and armed response companies to safeguard against gate motor theft and potential break-ins. We also designed a patented theft-deterrent cage for the D5 SMART, with two rods threading directly through the gearbox and acting as a disincentive to would-be thieves. Finally, dual battery backup ensures uninterrupted convenience during power outages, which has been making a comeback in recent months.

There are also plenty of reasons for access automation installers to fall in love with this latest offering from the industry-leaders, including simplified installation thanks to the operator’s clever mechanical design with easy access to mounting bolts and optimised cable routing, as well as dedicated accessory trays for equipment such as GSM modules.

Where the operator really shines and lives up to its name, however, is in its ability to be set up and configured from a custom installer mobile app called MyCentsys Pro. Through the app, the installer can wirelessly set gate limits, configure outputs for specific functions such as triggering the gate and switching on lights, manage remote controls, monitor system health and access diagnostics and usage logs.

Upgrade to the all-new D5 SMART today. It’s the intelligent choice.

Note that the D5 SMART is currently only available in certain countries.