Cape Winelands Automation - The leaders in Automatic gate Automation and Access control

Welcome to Cape Winelands Automation Before you Call us take the time to read through our Frist aid for you’re Residential or industrial Gate Motor.

Things to Consider when Doing Gate Automation and Gate Openers

Does Installers Still use the Centurion D5 Evo Gate opener in Paarl?

The Simple Answer is yes we still use this Automatic Gate motor in Paarl for the simple reason that it is an 12v operated Gate motor there for it will be cheaper and easier to add a large Capacity Battery to you’re Gate Motor in Paarl.

Why do we Add a bigger Capacity battery to the gate motor if it already has a backup Battery?

The battery that Comes standard with the centurion D5 evo gate motor in Paarl is only a 7 Ah Battery and is not designed to withstand long Power outages with load shedding like we experience now and might put you’re security at the desired Access control point at risk due to premature battery failure , Especially with Stage 6.

This makes the D5 evo the perfect Candidate for a Backup upgrade or a stand alone solar unit for you’re Automatic gate motor in Paarl 

Here are the Specs for the Centurion d5 Evo Gate Motor Paarl Specs


The evolution of the tried and tested D5 500kg gate opener in Paarl for domestic and light-industrial applications. Incorporating battery backup you can bank on, potent push force and an intelligent LCD controller for easy setup, not to mention a plethora of features all tailor-made for the ultimate in security and convenience, the CENTURION D5-Evo is the apex predator of gate openers – it simply has no competition and no equal in Gate Automation.
  • Battery backup
    We pioneered power failure protection in gate motors. So in line with all our other operators, the D5-Evo sliding gate Opener in Paarl carries on guarding your entrance even when the lights go out.
  • All important speed
    The original D5 made a mark for itself being a quick operator opening the gate swiftly when you arrive at your entrance. The D5-Evo is now that little bit faster, opening your average four metre gate in less than 12 seconds, adding even more security and convenience.
  • Open it the way you like it
    Rapid opening but a more tempered closing just in case a loved one is in the way, that’s the sort of sophistication in motor control you can expect from the D5-Evo. Added to this, you can vary the acceleration and deceleration of your gate and make it move so smoothly, it will do so for many years to come.
  • Pushes like a mule
    Such a compact package but such a potent push force, it will reliably move almost any gate weighing up to 500kg for a very long time.
  • Wide awake all the time!
    Incorporating the tried and tested DOSS position control system of its predecessors, the D3 and D5, the CENTURION D5-Evo moves accurately open and closed, stopping in just the right spot each and every time. It’s also wide awake to any obstruction that might cross its path, ensuring safe and sensitive anti-crushing protection.
  • It will turn heads
    The D5-Evo takes on a new and more attractive look compared to the original D5. It’s nice to know that even your trusty gate guard will turn heads.
  • Plug and play
    The LCD-based controller makes child’s play of setting up the gate. It is literally plug and play – the D5-Evo‘s controller does all the thinking for you.
  • It’s got it all
    What a pleasure to click through an almost endless list of really useful features – from multiple Modes of Operation, Gate operating parameters, Pillar Light control with pre-flash, Alarm functions, Positive Close Mode and Real Time Clock and Calendar to enable time-based features – to helpful diagnostic feedback. It just stops short of making the coffee!
  • Forever yours
    We know that this compact companion will serve you well – year, after year, after year. So just like all other CENTURION products, your beautiful D5-Evo gate opener  in Paarl also comes with an industry-leading 24-month warranty for added peace of mind.
  • Alarm features (a world first)1
    Burglars have some nifty techniques to get into your home. Fortunately, criminals can’t outsmart the CENTURION D5-Evo. An Ambush Alarm will alert your security company if the opening or closing beams are interrupted for a predefined, but adjustable, time. Similarly, a Break-in Alarm will go off if the closing beam outside your house is interrupted. Their gig is up!
    1. Requires gate safety beams to be installed
  • Operate wirelessly, thanks to CENTURION2
    Besides its code-hopping technology offering the highest level remote control security, this multichannel and multi-user CENTURION onboard receiver allows for a multi-button remote to operate any combination of the system inputs such as Gate trigger, Pedestrian opening, Holiday Lockout, etc. It stores up to 500 transmitter buttons, and amongst other access control features, it provides the ability to selectively add and delete transmitter buttons saved into its memory.
    2. CENTURION code-hopping
  • ChronoGuard timer technology (a world first)
    The D5-Evo is so advanced that it no longer needs humans to look after it. With CENTURION’s ChronoGuard timer technology onboard, many of the D5-Evo‘s features can be set to operate automatically or be time-barred at any time you choose. It’s built-in Real Time Clock and Calendar allows you to set up different exclusions, which can cater for public holidays, special Time-periods, etc.

What makes the E.T Drive 600 Such a Legendary Gate Motor in Paarl? And how does this Gate motor Differ from the rest in Gate automation?

The E.t Drive 600 Gate Motor in Paarl is  is a Leader in Gate automation a very Special Gate motor because it is one of the very few gate motors that does not need a backup battery to operate as the power supply in the Motor is strong enough to supply efficient voltage and current to operate the system.

Is this not how all gate motors in Paarl work? 

No a Normal Gate motor in Paarl that runs with a battery is fully dependent on a backup battery to supply the system with the current needed to drive the motor head, the power supply connected to the Gate motor in Paarl of these other motors can only deliver a max output of 2 Amps and are only there to top up the battery after each use.

in the event of a battery failure the other gate Openers will stop operating where the E.t drive 600 Gate motor in Paarl will operate even if the battery has died as long as it has its main power input.

Here are some specs and features of the E.t drive 600 gate motor in Paarl


The ET Drive 600 Entrance gate operator  Paarl is a full featured solution for automating high traffic gates, up to 500 kg. ET Drive 600 gate motor in Paarl comes with ET Blu Mix ® enhanced rolling code receiver. It’s no wonder the ET Blu Mix is referred to as  “The most secure code in Africa”.

ET Drive electric gate motors in Paarl are manufactured by the NICE group. Take charge of your home! With Nice you can control and manage automation of gates in Paarl, all in a click! Functional products with an exciting design that let you live your home to the full.

Care for the environment is one of the key aspects that guides Nice in what it does. Daily research goes into environmentally-friendly materials, development of instruments operating on solar energy, and solutions that simplify the control of light and heat, for instance. As a result, Nice aims to improve our quality of life in a way that is sustainable, because caring for our planet is important to our future generations. See the Manual.

  • PROVEN POWER PACK for high-traffic applications with true battery backup
  • HIGH SPEED motor with removable brushes
  • ADVANCED ELECTRONICS with large backlit display for easy programming, diagnostics and fault reporting
  • Gate and safety beam tamper alarm monitoring
  • Pin code lockable programming
  • Optional heavy duty security bracket
  • ET-Blu Mix® enhanced rolling code receiver on board
  • Add Safety beams for safer operation 
  • Input voltage (Standard kit option): 230v AC, 50Hz-60Hz
  • Primary supply to the electric motor: ACDC Power Pack with battery as back-up only (12V 7,5Ah)
  • Max duty cycle (work rate) with mains present: 98%
  • Number of operations on battery reserve without AC mains: 100 within the first 24h of power failure
  • Maximum gate mass: 500kg
  • Maximum gate leaf length applicable to performances: 5m
  • Rated gate load: 180NM
  • Rated gate speed: 30m / minute
  • Built-in receiver: 434MHz, 4 channel, ET BLU MIX® Enhanced rolling code. 1000 user capacity

Where do we use the centurion D5 Smart Gate Opener  in Paarl

 We will typically use this Gate operator in Paarl where there are security risks and  a high demand for multiple  access controlled operations per day as it is designed to smoothly operate in these conditions.

The intelligent programming will immediately know when the power is Off at you’re Gate operator in Paarl, and  will operate slower and more efficient to make the battery power last as long as possible.

The Centurion D5 Smart is one the Number one Sophisticated Gate operator in Paarl By far here are some of its feature:

Main features



  • The perfect balance between security and safety with a top speed of up to 36 metres per minute, Makes it the fastest gate motor in Paarl

Diagnostics and logging 

  • Makes your life easier with advanced diagnostic feedback
  • Intelligent logging and reporting

Wireless user interface 

  • Wireless and effortless – easy setup and configuration from your smartphone

SMART hardware 

  • Provides the best experience for Gate operator  installers in Paarl and end-users alike with easy access to mounting hardware and optimised cable management for the neatest installation around

All the most innovative technological features 

  • Onboard multichannel NOVA receiver with 1500 button memory
  • Wireless and effortless – easy setup and configuration from your smartphone
  • 24V system capable of performing more operations and offering extended battery backup and power failure autonomy
  • New and improved theft-resistant cage with a patented design offering outstanding security and peace of mind and resist Gate Motor Theft in Paarl
  • Vibration sensor that can be connected to a third party device to notify you in the event that the gate motor in Paarl is being tampered with
  • Intelligent battery charger with onboard diagnostics and SMART communication between the charger and the controller
  • Improved position control system incorporating hall effect technology – highly resistant to interference
  • Individually-configurable inputs and outputs
  • Convenient and intuitive single-action manual releas.
Feel free to read throught the manual 
Whether converting an old gate or just selecting to install a new automated swing gate we have got you covered.

Convert your current swing gate to an automatic remote controlled swing gate. Automated swing gates increases your properties security and comfort by eliminating the need to leave your vehicle to open and close your gate. Whether you choose to install a swing gate for aesthetic reasons or because the driveway does not allow for a Sliding Gate. Let us ensure that your gate is installed correctly.

Ensuring your gate’s weight does not exceed the gate motor’s specified weight, which applies to all brands. If the gate is too heavy for the gate motor’s recommended pulling load, the gate motor will be strained, resulting in costly repairs. Always double-check that your gate was weighted and tested for its intended use.

The Centurion Vantage Gate Motor in Paarl

The Best Swing Gate Motor in Paarl is the Centurion Vantage System. The Centurion Vantage Gate Motor have Been tried and tested over the years and was the first Gate Motor we installed in Paarl. The Gate Motor installation is Quick and easy, Programming is Simple.

We Have used the Centurion Gate Motor in Paarl for both domestic as well as industrial use. Most of our security Complexes are Equipped  with a Centurion Vantage Swing gate Motor in Paarl and does up to 100 Operations per day with out any Problems. What Makes the Centurion Vantage Gate Motor in Paarl a good option is that its an 12v System and only Needs one upgraded Battery and will easily withstand the load shedding in Paarl.

The Centurion Vantage Gate Motor in Paarl is quickly replaceable if an serious fault accurse and we can have your Gate motor in Paarl up and running again in minutes.

Here is Some Specs of the Centurion Vantage gate motor in Paarl:


Sleek, stylish, secure and strong: these are some of the words that describe the VANTAGE linear swing gate motor in Paarl for domestic and industrial gates. VANTAGE gate automation comes standard with battery backup offers a quick and easy (not to mention good looking) installation. It is an exceptionally strong set of operators for gates up to 4m wide, per leaf (consult specifications for further details). Boasting tough-as-nails die-cast aluminium construction throughout, a grade 304 stainless steel wormshaft for the ultimate in reliability and durability and with sophisticated electronics for smooth, safe operationVANTAGE gives you everything you need to swing the future your way.
  • Exceptionally easy system setup via LCD user interface.
  • Supports inward- and outward-opening gates without needing mechanical endstops.
  • High push force.
    Full position control.
    Fast operating speed, with smooth acceleration and deceleration.
    Safe anti-crushing protection.
    Multiple operating features including Intruder-detection Alarm Modes (a world first).
    Onboard CENTURION code-hopping multichannel receiver with selective add and delete.
    Battery backup for uninterrupted operation during power failures.
  • over to secure gate in closed position.


Ensuring your gate’s weight does not exceed the gate motor in Paarl specified weight, which applies to all brands. If the gate is too heavy for the gate motor in Paarl recommended pulling load, the gate motor will be strained, resulting in costly repairs. Always double-check that your gate was weighted and tested for its intended use.
When compared to swing gates, sliding gates provide the fastest and safest movement. A sliding gate is the best option for ultimate security in Paarl.
We offer turbo gate motor in Paarl that can close large gates with unprecedented speed and force, ensuring that the cycle is not disrupted.
All sliding gate motors in Paarl should be installed or repaired by a gate professional, preferably someone who has received training in the field.

Main features:

  • Strong enough to move a 2t gate
  • Easy “drop-in” replacement for existing A10 sites
  • SMART technology makes the D20 SMART as intelligent as it’s solid
  • Installer-friendly design with easy access to mounting hardware, optimized cable routing and a dedicated accessory tray
  • Smooth and strong
  • Alert and agile – highly reliable Hall Effect technology keeps track of the gate position at all times, and ensures pin-point stopping
A Gate Access Control System or Automated Gate System primarily aims at giving your business a higher degree of convenience and security. This system could be a significant contribution to your business’ broader access control system.
What is gate access control?
Gate access control is managing access into and out of a gated property. It’s how you ensure that tenants and authorized visitors can enter your property while restricting access to unauthorized people. Controlling access at your gate keeps your property secure and your tenants safe.

What is a residential access control system?

A residential access control system is a solution for automating access to a residential property to make sure only authorized people can enter. Access control systems are installed at entrances, gates, interior doors, throughout the building. There are many different types of residential access control systems, but all share the common goal of making buildings more secure and making access more convenient.

Building access control systems can be as simple as traditional metal keys and locks. However, investing in the right solution is a simple, affordable, and efficient way to improve your property, so it’s worth considering the options available to you. While an old-fashioned lock-and-key system keeps out unauthorized visitors, it’s not convenient for your current residents and staff to manage. For more information About Gate Automation and Gate Accessories Click Here.

How to manage access at residential properties

All entryways, from gates to doors, can benefit from access control to ensure that only authorized people pass through. Gate and door access control systems allow you to keep entrances locked and secure 24/7 so that only approved residents, staff, and guests can access the space.

Most access control systems include the following components:

  • Control panel: The control panel stores data on tenants and their access permissions. Older access controllers often use a physical device on-site Like a gate motor, but many newer systems store this data in the cloud, so it’s accessible remotely.
  • Credentials: There are many different types of credentials. Your building may use metal keys still, or perhaps you’ve upgraded to Remote Controls that operates a gate motor or Smart access control systems that can even use mobile devices or fingerprints as credentials. In the end, all credentials serve the same purpose of storing data on who the user is and what they can access.
  • Reader: Every entryway needs a reader or gate station to manage access and scan credentials. With a traditional metal lock and key, the door opens as long as the key fits. But with more high-tech solutions, readers scan credentials then send encrypted data to the control panel. The control panel operates the gate opener if the user is authorized to enter.
  • Door release mechanism: The door release mechanism is a device that unlocks the door so tenants, visitors, and staff can enter after scanning their credentials. It receives messages from the control panel when an authorized user is at the door and unlocks it so they can enter. This is also known as Pedestrian gate Automation.

Common Problems With Automatic Sliding Gates

Automated Sliding Gates

The gate is jammed and does not move.
While moving, the gate squeaks.
When the gate is closed, it can be lifted off its tracks, posing a serious security hazard.
Although the gate motor is making a sound, the gate does not move.
The gate motor operates, but the stoppers are hit
The gate rollers or wheels are jammed.
Because the gate is too heavy or not sliding correctly the gate motor struggles to open or close the gate.
The gate motor isn’t moving quickly enough.
The gate isn’t moving because the gate motor isn’t working.




Cape Winelands Automation is a company that focuses on providing high-quality gate motors, intercom systems, garage door motors, and galvanized palisade fencing. Our expertise lies in Paarl and we also offer gate motor repair services. We operate in several areas, including Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Wellington, and Brackenfell. Our location in the heart of the Winelands enables us to offer top-notch products and exceptional workmanship.



Installation, Service but also repair of

Installation, service, and repair of gate motors in Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Wellington, and Brackenfell

Installation of various types of swing gate motors and sliding gate motors

Remote controls for gate motors

Electric fencing installation

Off-grid fencing solar systems installation

Domestic fencing installation

Automatic garage doors and garage door motors installation, including tip-up and sectional doors

Intercom systems installation

Cell switches installation

Palisade fencing installation

Pedestrian electric gate locks installation

All types of gate motors and related equipment are available.



At Cape Winelands Automation, we are committed to delivering only the best in the gate motor industry. With years of specialization and expertise, we offer a wide range of services in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Brackenfell, and the broader Cape Winelands area. Our services include installation, repair, and servicing of all major brands of gate motors.

We believe in using only original and high-quality parts for all our gate motor and garage door motor installations to ensure longevity, reliability, and safety. Our goal is to provide not just quality, but also professional services, resulting in the most reliable gate motor and garage door motor installations, as well as excellent repair work for both the public and businesses.

In addition to serving individuals, we also work with estates, townhouse complexes, letting companies, and developers to provide the best solutions for their gate motor needs.



At our company, we have a firm belief in using only top-quality gate motors and garage door motors to guarantee longevity and products that never fail.



Great workmanship not only leads to repeat customers, but it also generates long-term relationships that extend beyond business and transform clients into friends and family who always come back.



Our philosophy is to uphold the highest standards. In order to represent the best, we understand the importance of being not only reliable but also extremely professional.


We are experts in automatic gates and gate motor repairs in Paarl, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington, and Brackenfell. Our services include all types of installations, as well as repairs on any gate motors.

With the increasing need for home security, more and more homeowners are opting for automatic gates as they provide extra protection and convenience for their families. Moreover, these gates come in a variety of designs and styles to complement the property’s landscape and home style.

To learn more about how automatic gates in Paarl and Stellenbosch can enhance your privacy and security, check out our blog.

Read our blog about how automatic gates in Stellenbosch can increase your privacy and security.

If you are facing any of the issues mentioned in our recent blog post about the 10 common problems with automatic gates and gate motors, feel free to reach out to us! We are available to assist you with all your automatic gate and gate motor repairs in Paarl, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington, and Brackenfell.




Closed-circuit television, commonly known as CCTV, is an effective and convenient way to monitor your valuable assets. By installing CCTV cameras, you can keep a watchful eye on your properties and prevent theft while also maximizing productivity and inventory control for businesses.

At our company, we specialize in providing both indoor and outdoor CCTV systems. Our outdoor security cameras are designed to withstand harsh external elements, whereas our indoor cameras are smaller and more lightweight, making them less obtrusive than their bulkier outdoor counterparts.

If you are looking for an extra layer of security and peace of mind, look no further than our top-quality CCTV systems. Contact us today to learn more about our CCTV installation and maintenance services in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Wellington, and Brackenfell.



Cape Winelands Automation specializes in providing high-quality Galvanised, freestanding Palisade fencing for residential and commercial properties. Our palisade fencing can be customized to suit your specific requirements, with options for height, color, and spacing between pales.

We offer a range of colors including Black, White, Green, and Charcoal, and the spear top can be cut into 2, 4, or 6 points. Our palisade fencing is available in heights ranging from 1.2m up to 3m.

We also offer motor gates and pedestrian gates that are manufactured to the same quality and style, ensuring a perfect fit with your palisade fencing.

Contact us for all your Galvanized Palisade fencing needs in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Brackenfell, and the broader Cape Winelands region. Check out our Facebook page to see some of our previous work in these areas.

Have a look at our Facebook page and see previous work we have done in the Franschhoek, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Wellington and Brackenfell regions.

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