Elite Newsletter 28th September 2018 – Came Gate Automation & Codelock SmartLocks

Newsletter 28th September 2018


First, I would like to thank Came BPT and Codelocks for their training this month.


Are known for their gate automation, garage doors, bollards, road barriers, door entry systems, turnstiles, automatic doors and parking systems.

Amongst these Came also manufacture electric gate motors and controllers for use on sliding and swing gates.


There are many types of motors, three common ones are listed below. Depending on the system installed these can have battery backup, in case of mains power failure.

Frog underground swing gate motor.
Amico worm drive swing gate motor.
Fast40 articulated swing gate motor.

Varied type of gates of different weights, lengths and construction can be accommodated.

Health and safety

Safety devices should be used; photocells, safety edges and laser sensors to avoid crushing points, also hinge gaps should be a point of concern. A visual “gate in operation” flashing light should also be fitted.

Methods of activating gates

Induction loops alerting the presence of a vehicle.

Keyfob remote controls, proximity tags + smartphone control APP.

Simple switch used quite often in guard control situations.

Accessories automated to the system, activating driveway lights and garage door etc. Either controlled by main panel or APP.

Schedules could be set up for access free times where the gates will open and stay open till a pre-set time and then close ready for activations by another method.

These systems should be looked upon as a convenience system, not entirely a security system. They can be made more secure with electronic locks and electromagnetic locks.

Sliding Gate Motor

Frog underground motor

Worm drive motor


Swing Motors


Manufacture locks that use a code for entry, whether that be an electronic or mechanical coded system.

They are a worldwide company with there head office in Newbury, Berkshire. However, many of the locks are built in the Far East.

Their mechanical locks carry a limited lifetime warranty, electronic locks carry a two-year warranty.

Mechanical Lock code changes can be a technical operation, Codelocks have taken this into consideration when designing new locks and it can now be a simple operation which a user can master.

Low battery warnings are emitted from electronic or smart locks, this can be in the form of flashing LEDs or phone notifications, with normally 60 lock operations warning time before the battery power is too low to operate the lock. And as a failsafe, a key can be used to gain access if there is no power and no technician to open the lock.

The 5000 series Smart lock has many ways of being coded or operations to open the lock

Code – via the keypad.

Card – Mifare proximity card presented to the lock.

Phone – Via the K 3 APP.

Or the lock can be set to be ‘code free access’ during a scheduled time.

The K 3 APP enables, the handling of all the users and multiples of locks and notifications.


  1. Phone = swiping to open a lock
  2. Card = presenting a proximity card to the lock, to open
  3. Code = enter the digits of the code to the keypad to open the lock
  4. Netcode = via web-based Netcode portal, code with a specific start date and time, that automatically expire after a pre-set time all scheduled by the administrator. Temporary or permanent codes can be generated and sent by email or SMS to the user.

Up to 350 Users

100 Phone Clients

100 Client User Codes

150 Client Smart Cards


This can be achieved using the app.

Multiple locks at multiple locations can be opened depending on your location, etc.


A log of users, dates and times and lock activations.

Codelocks CL160 mechanical lock with a simple code change.

Either lock can be assigned to either mortice lock or mortice sash lock with deadbolt.

Thank you for reading

Kind regards

Marketing Department