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Gate safety 101! Everything you need to know about Merlin’s Gate Opener range


Did you know that Merlin doesn’t just develop industry-leading safety and smart access technology for your garage, but is also a leader in gate opener technology?

At Merlin, our priority is keeping your family safe from the second you pull up to the house.

A gate opener may not be something you have considered before, but if you’re looking to improve the safety and security of your home, then look no further than Merlin.

Merlin offers a range of gate openers and smart pairing accessories, ensuring you find the right product for your home and family.

To understand a bit more about Merlin’s Gate Opener range and how it can both streamline access to your home and elevate your home’s safety and security, we sat down with Claus Reiner, the Product Marketing Manager at Merlin, and an expert in all things Merlin Gate Opener technology.

Read on to find out how installing a Merlin Gate Opener can improve your home’s safety and security.


Can you tell me about Merlin’s Gate Opener range?

Merlin offers three different types of gate openers to fit the specific needs of your home, and to suit the type of gate you have installed.

One model is designed for sliding gates up to eight meters; gates that slide from left to right as they open and close.

We also have two options for swing gates; the linear actuator arm, which is suitable for residential single or double swing gates up to three or respectively six metres, and the articulated arm version, suitable for residential swing gates up to two and a half (single) or five metres (double).

Each gate opener is different and designed to match the needs of different households. There are some properties that don’t have the depth needed for a swing gate, and others that don’t have the width to accommodate a slide gate.

Your local dealer can assist with finding the right product to suit your home and lifestyle. All you need to do is fill in a form on the website. You can also get in touch with the Merlin team directly at 1800 638 234.


What accessories do the gate openers have?

Merlin offers a range of industry-leading safety accessories that are not dissimilar to what we offer in our garage door opener range. Our priority at Merlin, first and foremost, is always safety!

The Merlin’s Protector System (Safety IR Beams) is installed on either side of your gate and reliably stops the gate from closing when the beam is obstructed or broken. Using infrared technology, this feature can prevent injury or damage to cars or any runaway kids or pets, as the gate stops and reverses, before making contact.


Another great accessory is the Battery Backup 24V, which allows you to operate your gate, and use all smart safety features, even in the event of a power outage.


One of my favourites is the myQ Connectivity Kit, which allows you to control your gate via a smartphone app. Similar to the myQ capabilities with garage door openers, you’re able to schedule gate functions, open the gate remotely and even create Guest Access profiles for trusted friends and family members to use to gain entry.

Finally, the Wireless Security Keypad means that you can punch in your chosen code and the gates open, without the need for a remote. This is beneficial if you like to Airbnb your property, or if you want to give access to a delivery driver so they can put your packages behind the gate, rather than leaving them on the road.


Which gate opener accessories do you recommend?

The accessory I’d recommend as number one is the myQ Connectivity Bundle. The bundle comes with a set of Safety Beams and a myQ Gateway.

With this smart and safe accessory, you’re able to control your gate’s functions from your smart device AND still have the great benefits provided by the infrared safety beams.

The myQ App has many clever features, including the ability to set up alerts for any time the gate is opened, so you always know when your home or yard is being accessed.

You’re also able to schedule gate functions. You might use this for peace of mind at night, scheduling the gate to always close at the same time each evening so that you can sleep soundly knowing your home is secure.

This is just the start of what you can do with myQ!


What makes Merlin Gate Openers different?

Merlin’s ethos is to “make access simple”. We believe that access doesn’t just stop at the first point of entry, and we automate everything ‘from curb to door’.

So, if you have a Merlin gate opener as well as a Merlin garage door opener, you’re able to open both these access points with the same app or remote control. This allows you to keep your hands light and not have to carry around different sets of keys or remote controls.

Our safety sets us apart as our products are 100 per cent safety compliant. This is something we do not compromise on.

We also have stock available across Australia, which means a quick turnaround for installs! We have service technicians who go out and fix the gates if there are any issues. This is something that a lot of companies don’t offer in Australia.

Merlin isn’t just a product, it’s everything that comes on top, from our dealers to our technicians to our customer service.

We’re a premium brand, and we offer a premium service.


What’s your number 1 gate opener safety tip?

Safety tech is best paired with good safety behaviour!

Make sure the family knows how to properly operate all openers and paired safety accessories. Also, be sure to teach the kids how to stay safe around driveway spaces and keep watch for cars.

And, if you have any questions about Merlin products, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.


Thank you Claus for taking the time to sit down with us and share your insights into the many Merlin Gate Opener offerings!

Merlin Gate Openers and paired accessories are a great way to streamline access to your home, and help ensure the safety and security of your home, family and belongings.

For more information about Merlin, or to browse our range of gate and garage door openers and accessories, visit our website or call 1800 638 234.