The Red gate operator update.

For whatever reason we hadn’t heard from a customer in a long time. Could have been  budget issues or a change of management, not sure.  I went by the customer and noted that they had removed the Red Doorking operator that we had installed. I noticed that is was still onsite and sitting off to the side getting buried in the accumulating banyan leaves. I asked what was up with it.  The main thing was that they said I could have it. So, almost five years to the day after installing it I loaded it into my truck and brought it back to the shop. I washed it down and wired it up and it worked.

The red operator DoorKing 9100 – June 2015
The Red Doorking 9100 -June 2020

The red powder coat looks like it was just done. Only thing wrong I believe was that the chain was rusted.  This was installed next to Biscayne Bay close to salt air and was supposed to have been lubricated regularly. I can guarantee that this gate operator, as old as it is, is better than most newly manufactured operators on the market.

Been a long while………

Decided to add a quick post. Haven’t updated for a while. We’ve been trying new things and adding to our arsenal.  We worked with a fiber installer in the Keys and finished a combination DoorBird/Doorking access control job including Doorking 9100 biparting gate operators.

DoorBird Video Call station. Heavy Duty Salt tolerant. Long range reader attached to Doorking 1838

Our next IP door station installation included actually doing the fiber ourselves. We pulled  500 ft of single mode corning fiber for a BFT video call station. No video lag and instantaneous connection.

Fiber splicing in the field.
BFT Video call station

Big thanks to all our customers.

I just wanted to take a minute to post a thanks to all our customers who have been so patient with us since last September when Hurricane Irma struck. We have a big base throughout South Florida and a good portion of those customers are in the Florida Keys.

Even though it has been six months, we are still working overtime trying to get gate equipment repaired,  replaced and re-installed. We hope to restart our preventative maintenance program again very soon. It is the one thing that we have stopped completely for the duration so we can concentrate on getting customers up and running.

Again, a very big THANK YOU to all of you.

Cheers

Coconut Grove
Upper Matecumbe
Lower Matecumbe
Marathon
Somewhere in the Keys

The reason we will not repair hurricane water damaged equipment.

Click on the pic above for a link to the web site.

We have to back up the services/repairs we perform. This includes equipment we have installed and equipment we have taken over to service. Water damage, especially salt water damage may not incapacitate a device immediately. What’s worse  is water damage can not only prevent the equipment from operating in the future, it can become a serious safety concern. That’s why will will not be performing repairs on equipment that has obviously been exposed to water. If your equipment has been submerged, even for just a few minutes during hurricane Irma we will be more than happy to give an estimate to replace.

All affected wiring should be checked by a licensed electrical professional before re-energizing.

Thank you.

Not all storm/water damage is this obvious. Irma 2017