Safety Standards

ASTM F2200 Gate Construction Standard

December 31, 2016

ASTM International ASTM F2200Where the UL 325 standard relates to the gate operator and its operation, the ASTM F2200 standard relates to the physical construction of Automated Vehicular Gates. ASTM F2200 standards are based on the type of gate and the applicable gate operator. The standard describes construction of the gate itself based on its operation.

Garage Door Problems Caused by Cold Winter Weather

October 31, 2016

A garage door is the largest ambulatory part of a house and in many cases doubles as a primary entrance. As a result, as the winter season approaches make sure to check its conditions for the security of others. Here are a few easy tips for common problems that will help you get the most […]

Contemplating Automated Security Gates? Consider This.

December 19, 2014

When it comes to both home and business security, it can be hard to justify a larger scale expense, such as installing entry and/or perimeter gates. The trade offs can include peace of mind, privacy, and of course, the security aspect. But what happens when high profile intrusion stories break, despite the fact that gates […]

Gate Safe - a UK Initiative

October 31, 2012

Gate Safe, a Automated Gate Safety Initiative.
Gate Safe is the UK’s national campaign which aims to improve the safety of automated gates. However, the importance of automated gate safety is not just a concern for the UK. At Countermeasures, we are dedicated to promote gate safety in our own backyard!

Gate automation kits: a major barrier to safety

October 31, 2012

Richard Jackson gate safe campaignAs the automated gate industry is getting more concerned with the safe installation and workings of automated gates, one area of concern that Gate Safe campaign founder Richard Jackson brings to the forefront in a recent web exclusive on the Info4Security site is “gate automation kits and the fear that their ongoing, open public sale could realise fatal consequences.”

“However, the thorny issue of gate automation kits (which have been available now for in excess of 20 years) remains a major hurdle to achieving enhanced standards within the industry.”

Underwriters Laboratories Standard 325

October 29, 2012


The Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is a not-for-profit organization that is the leading third-party certification organization in North America. UL’s primary mission is to evaluate products in the interest of public safety.

UL standards are voluntary standards that establish minimum requirements.