D5-Evo User Guide
D5-Evo, D10 and D10 Turbo user guide
Company overview
Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd, South Africa, has been manufacturing automatic gate systems
since 1986, and is committed to providing reliable, cost effective solutions in the field of gate
and access automation.
We offer a diverse range of products including gate motors, GSM-based products, garage
door motors, remote controls, keypads, traffic barriers, proximity access control and
intercom systems.
Our products are developed by an in-house team of talented engineers that are constantly
researching new and innovative technologies to improve our existing products and expand
our product range.
Our production facility in Johannesburg is ISO:9001 quality assurance certified, and all our
products are manufactured to the highest level of quality with a 100% test to specification.
Through a team of dedicated technicians and sales personnel, together with a fully fledged
in-house training facility, we are committed to providing unmatched service to our customers
and support for our products.
A worldwide network of distributors and installers ensure that our products remain The
Automatic Choice in access automation .
Further information is available on our website www.centsys.com.au
Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to make changes to the products described in this document without notice
and without obligation of Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd to notify any persons of any such revisions or changes. Additionally,
Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd makes no representations or warranties with respect to this document.
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D5-Evo overview
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D10 overview
page 3
D10 Turbo overview
page 4
D5-Evo parts identification
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D10 and D10 Turbo parts identification
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D5-Evo manual Override
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Disengage the gearbox/drive
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Re-engage the gearbox/drive
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D10 and D10 Turbo manual override
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Disengage the gearbox/drive
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Manual release latching
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Features and functions
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Gate Operation
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Full Gate Opening
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Modes of Operation
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Standard Mode
page 9
Reversing Mode
Condominium Mode
page 10
PLC Mode
page 10
Deadman Mode
page 11
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Automatic Closing (Autoclose Mode)
page 11
Autoclose Override
page 12
Autoclose Advanced Option
page 12
Pedestrian Opening
page 13
Free-exit Opening
page 14
PIRAC Mode (Beam Autoclose) - optional
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page 15
PIRAC Override
Holiday Lockout Mode
page 16
page 16
Emergency stop
Positive Close Mode
page 16
Operator Run Profiles
page 17
Anti-crushing Sensitivity
page 17
Collision Count
Safety beams (optional, but recommended feature)
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Closing Safety Beams
page 18
Opening Safety Beams
page 18
Intruder-detection Alarm (a world first)
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Ambush Alarm
page 19
Break-in Alarm
page 19
External Gate Status Indication LED
page 20
Courtesy (Pillar) Light Timer (optional feature)
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Courtesy (Pillar) Light Control
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Courtesy (Pillar) Light act as Warning Light
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Pre-open and pre-close delay
page 21
Onboard Multichannel Receiver
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ChronoGuard Timer (a world first)
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Battery Low Protection
Some examples of how to use ChronoGuard
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Additional features
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Battery saver
page 26
Solar power supply
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6.2.1 D5-Evo
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6.2.2 D10 and D10 Turbo
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Lightning protection
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Basic Maintenance
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24 Month product warranty
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Optional extras
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IMPORTANT Safety instructions
Even if you have owned and used an automated gate before, we suggest that
you read through the safety instructions below very carefully. Although years
of thought have been put into every CENTSYS product – and your safety is
our top priority – accidents do happen. So, please make sure that you fully
understand the following safety requirements before using your automated
Before you attempt to use your new gate operator for the first time, you
should know:
 How to operate the Manual Release thumbwheel
 How the Obstruction Detection System and all other safety features work
 All the safety considerations that come with operating an automated gate
– and the importance of explaining these considerations to everyone who
uses the operator
DOs and DON’Ts
1. Do not activate your gate opener unless you can see it. Make sure that no
people, pets or any other obstructions are in your gate’s area of travel.
obstruction detection technology is designed to stop your gate in its
tracks should a child or pet be in the way. However this is a reactive
system and should never supersede proactive measures of preventing
people, pets or vehicles from moving into the path of a moving gate.
3. Check if the obstruction detection system and safety devices for correct
operation are in working order once a month.
4. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the
5. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience
and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
6. Always be mindful of where your limbs are when dealing with moving
parts – you don’t want your fingers to be pinched (or worse).
7. Keep your gate controls (remote controls) in a safe place. You don’t want
anyone getting in uninvited.
8. Look after your gate and it will look after you. Ensure that all working
areas are debris-free and that your automated system is well-maintained
and your CENTSYS operator should last you a very long time.
9. Ensure that any technician that works on your operator has been trained
10. This product was designed and built strictly for the use indicated in this
documentation. Any other use, not expressly indicated here, could
compromise the good condition/operation of the product and/or be a
source of danger.
11. Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd does not accept any liability caused by
improper use of the product, or for use other than that for which the
automated system was intended.
This User Guide contains all the information you need to configure and
operate your new D5-Evo, D10 or D10 Turbo Sliding Gate Operator.
From safety instructions to basic principles of operation and an in-depth
description of your CENTSYS product’s many features and functions. By
the time you have finished reading this guide you will have learnt how to
make the most out of your gate operator. Even basic maintenance is
covered but, in the unlikely event that your CENTSYS product
malfunctions, rather leave it to the professionals and contact your
installer or nearest CENTSYS outlet (contact details listed on the back
page) for prompt assistance.
D5-Evo overview
The D5-Evo is driven by a high torque 12V DC motor which can
effortlessly shift gates weighing up to 500kg – perfect for domestic and
light industrial use. The gearbox moulded from a high-tech engineering
polymer not only looks good, but is corrosion-free and guarantees that
even if you live on the coast, your D5-Evo will just keep on going. For
your security, the internal gearset has a self-locking action so forced
entry is no longer an option for would-be burglars. An optional theftresistant cage makes intruders’ lives even more difficult. For your
safety, our revolutionary limit switch mechanism monitors the speed
and location of your gate for accurate position control and sensitive
anti-crushing protection.
The D5-Evo is packed with features and functions, all easily accessible
from a user-friendly LCD controller. Multiple Modes of Operation, alarm
functions, an onboard multichannel receiver, ChronoGuard full 7 day
timer – you name it, the D5-Evo’s got it. The integral 12V 7 Ah battery
(charged by an internal 220V charger) comes with full battery back-up
and advanced lightning protection so you can always get in – even when
the power is out. It is important to note that the battery is the primary
power source of the D5-Evo
You can increase the capacity of the battery with an externally mounted
battery to give longer power failure autonomy.
Instead of the 220V charger, you can have a low voltage charger
mounted inside the D5-Evo with a plug-in transformer plugged into the
nearest plug point inside the house / building. This saves having to run
an electrically compliant 220-240V supply to the D5-Evo.
Finally you can use a solar panel to charge the battery. See section 6.2
(Solar power supply), for more details about solar charging).
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D10 overview
The D10’s 24V DC motor is coupled to the gearbox, resulting in a
combination of speed and power that can push up to a 1000kg sliding
gate – perfect for industrial sites such as business parks, housing
estates and factories. The precision machined, die cast aluminium
gearbox incorporates a self-locking gearset and not only makes short
work of massive gates, but the attempts of prospective criminals too.
Add the optional theft resistant cage and criminals will have to think
about a change of occupation. A 24V 7Ah battery supply with a switch
mode charger means your batteries are always full, but if you’re still
hungry for power the battery capacity can be increased by using an
externally mounted unit. Similar to the D5-Evo, the D10/D10 Turbo
batteries can also be charged by a solar panel instead of a 220V mains
supply at the gate.
As with the D5 Evo, the D10/D10 Turbo controller with LCD interface
is a cinch to set up and it offers an equally impressive list of useful
features including CENSYS’s ChronoGuard timer technology. Of course
accurate position control, sensitive anti-crushing and precision stopping
power come standard.
D10 Turbo overview
The D10 Turbo is perfectly suited for sites requiring a high number of
operations per day, and very fast opening and closing speeds, and can
reach almost double the speed of the standard D10. However, it is
recommended that gates weighing more than 240kg are not operated at
maximum speed, as the inertia generated by heavier loads might prove
detrimental to the gearbox at such high speeds.
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1. D5-Evo parts identification
Refer to the drawings below, for how to identify your D5-Evo operator
and its parts.
1. D5-Evo
2. Courtesy light
fuse (3A F/B)
3. Gate mounted
origin Marker
4. Origin marker
5. Origin sensor
6. Side covers
7. Foundation plate
8. Motor fuse
(30A ATO)
9. 1 x 12V 7.2Ah
10. 2A 12V charger
11. Lockable Manual
release access
12. Encoder sensor
(clips into
support post)
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2. D10/D10 Turbo parts identification
Refer to the drawings below, for how to identify your D10/D10 Turbo
operator and its parts.
1. D10/D10 Turbo
2. Courtesy light
fuse (3A F/B)
3. 2 x 12V 7.2Ah
4. Gate mounted
origin marker
5. Origin marker
6. Origin sensor (clip
under battery)
7. Lower cover
8. Foundation plate
9. Motor fuse
(30A ATO)
10.D10/D10 Turbo
11.Manual release
12.Lock cover
13.Encoder sensor
(clip behind
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3. D5-Evo Manual override
3.1. Disengaging the
Carefully flip to the side the
camlock cover and insert the
key and rotate it 90° clockwise.
While holding onto the key, pull
open the access door to expose
the manual override
thumbwheel. This will allow for
the removal of the cover, as well
as for the rotation of the release
Rotate the thumbwheel
clockwise until gearbox releases
and gate can be moved
If the gearbox must be left in
manual mode for an extended
period of time for whatever
reason, it is recommended that
the access door is locked. This
secures the cover and prevents
access to the inside of the unit,
which could contain high
voltages. It also prevents theft
of any components and provides
full protection from the
Do not remove the
thumbwheel. Removal of
the thumbwheel may result
in water entering the
gearbox and the warranty
will be void
3.2. Re-engaging
Rotate thumbwheel anticlockwise until thumbwheel feels
loose in the hand. Make sure
that the manual override access
door can be closed.
Slide gate until gearbox/drive
engages. Never run the motor
before the unit is engaged.
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4. D10/D10 Turbo Manual override
4.1. Disengaging the
Flip down the lock cover and
Insert the camlock key and
rotate it 90° clockwise.
Pull down the manual release
handle to override the gearbox
and allow it to be moved
Reverse the process to reengage the gearbox/drive.
4.2. Manual release
If the gearbox must be left in
manual mode for an extended
period of time for whatever
reason, it is recommended that
the manual release is latched,
the handle raised back into its
normal position and locked,
locking the cover in place at the
same time. This prevents access
to the inside of the unit, which
contains high voltages and
prevents theft of any
components and provides full
protection from the elements.
Split pin
With the manual release handle
pulled down, follow the process
below to latch the manual
 Insert the split pin (supplied
with the mounting hardware
kit), through the hole in the
gearbox as indicated
Split pin
 Make sure the split pin goes
all the way through as shown
 Raise the handle and lock
 Remove the key and fold
back the lock cover
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5. Features and functions
The D5-Evo and D10/D10 Turbo sliding gate operators’ advanced
functions are controlled by intelligent micro-controller based electronic
An intuitive LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) controller with a user-friendly
menu allows for quick and easy set-up and the ability to change
functions at the touch of a button and displays useful diagnostics.
5.1. Gate operation
5.1.1. Full Gate Opening
The CENTSYS remote controls
that operate with the onboard
receivers of the
D5-Evo, D10 and D10 Turbo
sliding gate operators are used
to operate the gate. However,
most automatic gate
installations are also fitted with
an intercom, which provides for
communication between the
house / building and the gate.
The handset is usually fitted
with a gate / door release
pushbutton, which when
pressed, will operate the gate.
5.1.2. Modes of Operation
To operate the gate to open fully, the D5-Evo, D10 and D10 Turbo ave
a number of operating modes to choose from depending on the
application. Only one mode can be selected at any given time.
 Standard Mode
Standard Mode is the most commonly used mode for domestic
applications as it allows full control of the gate. Press the button of
the remote control or the gate / door release pushbutton on the
intercom for approximately one second to get the gate in motion
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If you press the button again, while the gate is moving, the gate will
stop. Press the button for a third time and the gate will go into
Autoclose (page 11) and PIRAC (Beam Autoclose)
(page 14) can be used with Standard Mode. An infrared
safety beam needs to be installed across the gate
entrance and connected to the Closing Safety Beam input
on the D5-Evo or D10/D10 Turbo to use this function,
in order to prevent the gate from closing on people, pets
or vehicles. (Page 18)
 Reversing Mode
Reversing Mode offers slightly more security than Standard Mode
as it allows you to close your gate quickly by pressing, for
instance, your remote control just as you drive through the gate
to prevent children or pets running out - or anybody getting in
behind you
When pressing the button of the remote control or the gate / door
release pushbutton on the intercom, your gate will be set in
motion. If you press the button again, the gate will move in the
opposite direction. So, if the gate is opening and you press the
button, the gate will stop and immediately start to close (and vice
Autoclose (page 11) and PIRAC (Beam Autoclose)
(page 14) can be used with Reversing Mode. An infrared
safety beam needs to be installed across the gate
entrance and connected to the Closing Safety Beam input
on the D5-Evo or D10/D10 Turbo to use this function,
in order to prevent the gate from closing on people, pets
or vehicles. (Page 18)
 Condominium Mode
This mode is ideal for increased safety and security in multi-user
applications such as townhouses, estates, factories or office parks.
If you select Condominium Mode, your gate will open when
pressing the button of the remote control or the gate / door
release pushbutton on the intercom – but pressing the button
again while gate is opening will be ignored. It will not cause the
gate to stop or to reverse. Only the internal Autoclose described
on page 11 of this User Guide, which is automatically enabled, will
close the gate. If the button of the remote control or intercom
gate release is pressed while the gate is closing, the gate will
immediately reopen. The gate cannot be stopped in a midway
position and will therefore always close. If the button is pressed
while the gate is in the open position, the Autoclose timer (Page
11) is reset. Finally, the Autoclose Override feature described on
page 11 cannot be applied in this mode
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We highly recommend that you use protection
beams if you select Condominium Mode in order
to prevent the gate from closing on people, pets or
PIRAC (Beam Autoclose) (page 11) can be used with
Condominium Mode.
 PLC Mode
This highly specialised mode is suited to industrial applications
where a separate computer or programmable logic controller (PLC)
is used to operate the gate. Three separate inputs are used to open,
stop or close the gate:
 Free-exit input (a trigger from the PLC will only open the gate)
 Holiday Lockout input (a trigger from the PLC will stop the gate)
 Trigger input (a trigger will only close the gate)
Autoclose (page 11) and PIRAC (Beam Autoclose) (page 14) cannot
be used with PLC Mode
 Deadman Control Mode
A variation of PLC Mode, Deadman Control Mode requires a
pushbutton to be held in order for the gate to be set in motion. If
the button is released, the gate will immediately stop
Alternatively, an emergency stop pushbutton can be used to
permanently hold the gate in “Stop Mode”. Releasing the
pushbutton will allow your gate to open or close
If the open or closed triggers are held when the gate reaches the
end of its cycle either fully open or fully closed, the internal end-oftravel limit switch system will shut off the motor and prevent
further operation in the respective direction
Autoclose (page 11) and PIRAC (Beam Autoclose) (page 14) cannot
be used with Deadman Control Mode
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5.1.3. Automatic closing (Autoclose Mode)
The D5-Evo and the D10-D10 Turbo sliding gate operators have the
facility to automatically close the gate after it has opened. When
enabling this feature, the time that the gate stays open is by default
fifteen seconds (this time is adjustable*).
As described in the previous section Autoclose is selectable with
Standard and Reversing Modes (page 9) and by default the function is
off. However, Autoclose is automatically enabled in Condominium Mode.
We highly recommended that a safety beam is installed
across the gate entrance and connected to the Closing Safety
Beam input on the D5-Evo, the D10 and the D10 Turbo.
if you enable Autoclose Mode, in order to prevent the gate
from closing on people, pets or vehicles
* It is possible to adjust the delay before the gate closes in one second
increments from zero seconds to four minutes. The default time is five seconds.
 Autoclose Override
Automatic closing can be
overridden in Standard and
Reversing Modes by pressing
and holding the button of the
remote control or intercom gate
release for no less than three
seconds. The gate response will
be to start opening and then to
stop as soon as the Autoclose
Override feature is activated.
On releasing the button, the
gate will continue opening until
fully open
Your gate will stay open until
you use the remote control or
intercom gate release to close
the gate. The D5-Evo, the D10
and the D10 Turbo will then
revert to normal Autoclose
The Autoclose
function cannot be
overridden in
Press and hold remote
control pushbutton;
gate will start to open
Gate stops to indicate
that Autoclose Override
has been engaged
Release pushbutton;
gate will continue to open
fully and stay open
It is possible to adjust
the override time or
the override time or hold down the button in order to
override Aautoclose in one second increments from one to
ten seconds. The default time is three seconds
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 Autoclose advanced options
You can also independently set Autoclose to function when the gate is
partly open, fully open or partly closed
For example, disable Autoclose when the gate is partly closed to allow
construction workers, gardeners, etc access to your property (although
this comes with security risks). By enabling the Autoclose in all states of
gate movement, ensures that the gate can never be left in any position
other than fully closed. The default setting when enabling Advanced
Autoclose is partly open and fully open, but not partly closed
5.1.4. Pedestrian Opening
The Pedestrian Opening input opens
the gate just wide enough for a
pedestrian to pass through the
opening. A second button on your
remote control can be used to
operate the Pedestrian Opening
function. You can also set a
keyswitch or keypad mounted
adjacent the gate entrance to
operate this function.
There is a default, but adjustable,
two second delay before the gate
opens to warn the pedestrian that
the gate is about to move as well as
give the person enough time to
move their hand away if they are
reaching through the gate to
operate a keyswitch or a keypad*.
If the Courtesy Light (Page 20) is
connected to the control card, it will
flash indicating that the gate will
open a default distance of
approximately one metre
(adjustable). The gate will close
after a default time of five seconds
The gate can be kept open by keeping a trigger on the input (keeping your
key in the keyswitch, for example) – once removed the gate will close after
the default, but adjustable, five seconds.
The Pedestrian Opening Input is fully configurable and can be set to suit your
needs. You can adjust the pre-opening time delay; the amount that the gate
opens; and the pedestrian Autoclose delay using your LCD controller. Refer to
the notes below.
If a Protection Beam (page 18) is fitted and the beam is broken while the
gate is closing, the gate will stop and open to the pedestrian position. The
gate will remain open while the beam is broken and the 5 second (adjustable)
Autoclose delay will only commence once the beam has been cleared.
For safety reasons it is recommended that all pedestrian
keyswitches and keypads are installed on the opposite end of
the gate to where the operator is installed
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It is possible to adjust the delay before the gate opens in one
second increments from zero to 65 seconds (one minute and
five seconds). The default time is two seconds
It is possible to adjust the width of the pedestrian opening
from a minimum of 50 millimetres to the full gate opening in
ten millimetre increments. The default opening is one metre
It is possible to adjust the delay before the gate closes in one
second increments from zero to 65 seconds (one minute and
five seconds).The default time is five seconds
5.1.5. Free-exit Opening
The Free-exit Opening allows
visitors to exit townhouses,
estates, factories or office parks
An inductive ground loop is
mounted under the driveway
inside the property a short
distance away from the gate. The
output of the inductive ground
loop detector is connected to the
free-exit input on the controller.
Vehicle drives over
free-exit inductive loop
When a vehicle drives over the
loop, a detector senses the metal
in the vehicle and activates the
free-exit function which opens the
gate. The ground loop cannot be
activated by a person or any nonmetallic objects and can be set to
only activate if it detects a large
amount of metal.
Free-exit never initiates a closing
cycle so the Autoclose function
(page 11) must be enabled in
order for the gate to close.
Free-exit facility
activates gate to open
If the gate is already open or opening, triggering the free-exit input will
have no effect other than to reset the Autoclose timer. If the gate is closing,
triggering the free-exit input will immediately stop and re-open the gate.
An infrared beam can be used instead of an inductive ground loop, but the
beam will be activated if a person (or any object) moves through it, so this
option is typically less secure.
Please contact Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd for more information on
whether a ground loop or infrared beam is better suited to your needs.
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5.1.6. PIRAC Mode (Beam Autoclose Mode) - optional
This mode can only be used if a Closing Safety Beam
(page 18) is fitted
This mode can be used in
conjunction with any of the
operating modes, Standard,
Condominium and Reversing.
With PIRAC Mode enabled, your
gate will close as soon as you
have driven through and passed
the safety beam – giving
intruders no time to follow
behind you.
If Autoclose is enabled and the
gate has been opened but
nothing moves through the
Closing Safety Beam, the gate
will stay fully open for the
duration of the Autoclose timer
before closing. However, if
something passes through the
Closing Safety Beam the gate
will close immediately.
If something crosses the beam
while the gate is opening, it will
continue to open until the beam
is cleared and the gate will then
stop and close. If the gate has
reached its fully open position, it
would stop and remain open
until the beam is cleared.
PIRAC mode’s ‘stop on opening’
configuration will open the gate
a short, adjustable distance past
the point at which the beam was
broken and stop, wait for the
beam to be re-made or the
Autoclose timer to expire, then
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 PIRAC Override
The PIRAC (Beam Autoclose Mode) can be overridden in Standard
and Reversing Modes. Similar to overriding the Autoclose function
you must press and hold the button of the remote control or
intercom gate release for at least 6 seconds. The gate response will
be to start opening and then to stop for a pause time of three
seconds and then continue to open as soon as the PIRAC Override
feature is activated. Once the gate resumes opening you may
release the remote control button or intercom gate release and the
gate will continue to the fully open position with PIRAC Mode
Your gate will stay open until you use the remote control or
intercom gate release to close the gate. The D5-Evo, D10 and the
D10 Turbo will then revert to normal PIRAC operation.
5.1.7. Holiday Lockout Mode
This feature completely immobilises the operator and deactivates all
inputs so nobody can get into your property while you are away.
One of the buttons on your remote control can be used to switch the
Holiday Lockout Mode as well as a latching keyswitch or keypad
mounted adjacent the gate entrance, accessible from the outside of the
When Holiday Lockout Mode is
enabled, any of the access
control devices that are
connected to the D5-Evo, D10
and the D10 Turbo, will be
inactive and not even tampering
with the keyswitch, keypad or
access tag readers on the
outside of the property, will
open the gate – particularly
useful if you intend leaving your
property unattended for
extended periods of time.
If Holiday Lockout Mode is enabled while the gate is moving or in the
open position, it will only activate when the gate is back in the closed
If somebody tries to open the gate via a valid access control device,
such as a remote control, etc. with Holiday Lockout Mode enabled, the
onboard buzzer will beep periodically for 30 seconds to confirm that the
gate operation has been disabled using this feature.
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 Emergency Stop
The Holiday Lockout
function can also be used as
an Emergency Stop
function. Mount an
emergency stop pushbutton
in a weatherproof housing
near the gate and you can
bring your gate to an
immediate stop with just
one press. The emergency
stop button must be reset
before the gate can be
operated again.
Emergency Stop will
override normal
Holiday Lockout Mode
If somebody tries to operate the gate via a valid access control
device, such as a remote control, etc. with Emergency Stop, the
onboard buzzer will beep periodically for 30 seconds to confirm that
the gate has been disabled using this feature
The emergency stop is typically used at a manned entrance
so that security is not compromised with a would-be intruder
possibly gaining access to the stop button. In a domestic
situation you can set up one of your remote pushbuttons to
operate the emergency stop without compromising your
5.1.8. Positive Close Mode
Positive Close Mode is intended for applications where the gate must
close fully against the gate end post for security reasons – such as
ensuring proper contact of the switch on the gate that feeds power to
the electric fence.
This feature operates only during the last few millimetres when the gate
It is recommended that a rubber strip be fixed to the front
edge of the gate to cut down the noise when the gate closes
against the end post
5.1.9. Operator Run Profiles
The D5-Evo, D10 and the D10 Turbo can be customised to your exact
requirements using your LCD controller. The open and closing speeds
can be independently set. Even the ramp up to full speed, ramp down to
close speed and crawl distance before the gate stops can be adjusted.
Please contact Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd for more information on
finding the configuration that is best for you.
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5.1.10. Anti-crushing Sensitivity
The D5-Evo, D10 and the
D10 Turbo incorporate a
sensitive electronic anti-crushing
technology that activates if a
person or vehicle obstructs your
The operator will respond
differently to obstructions
depending on the Operating
Standard (e.g. CE, UL325) you
select. The typical response for
an opening gate is to
immediately stop and a closing
gate will stop then immediately
Gate closes, hits obstruction,
stops and closes immediately
Collision force can be set
independently per direction of
travel and can be set from
minimum to maximum in five
incremental steps. A sixth
incremental step will disable
collision sensing entirely and
allow for maximum force – the
motor will run until it stalls at
which point a collision will be
Gate opens,
hits obstruction and stop
Step six should only be used if additional safety measures
such as infrared beams and sensitive edges are present
 Collision Count
A counter monitors the number of collisions the gate experiences
before it fully closes. If the number exceeds the default value of
four, which can be adjusted in the Multiple Collisions Counter, the
controller will shut down. The Status LED (page 20) will flash four
times every second until a valid trigger is received
Please refer to Gate Status Indication (page 20) for more
information on this diagnostic device
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5.1.11. Infrared Safety Beam (optional but recommended)
 Closing Safety
Closing Safety Beams
provide additional protection
against your gate closing on
people, pets or vehicles
If the closing beam is
broken while the gate is
opening, it will continue to
open. If the gate is open,
the gate cannot be closed
and if the gate is closing, it
will stop and reopen
If you select the Autoclose
(page 11) feature, the gate
will remain open if the beam
is broken and only close
after the set Autoclose time
has expired when the beam
has cleared
Gate open
– gate cannot close
Gate closing – gate stops and reopens
Gate opening – gate continues opening
You can use other protection devices like an inductive ground loop
instead of an infrared beam, but loops are only sensitive to the
presence of a vehicle (large metal objects) and provide no
protection to people or other objects in the path of the gate.
Please contact Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd for more information on
suitable protection devices
 Opening Safety
These beams prevent your
gate from opening if an
object or person is in the
If the beams are broken
while the gate is closed, the
gate will not open. If the
gate is opening, it will stop
then close. If the gate is
closing, it will continue to
Please contact Centurion
Systems (Pty) Ltd for more
information on suitable
protection devices
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Gate closed – gate cannot open
Gate opening – gate stops and re-closes
Gate closing – gate continues closing
5.1.12. Intruder Detection Alarms* (a world first)
 Ambush Alarm
Once activated, if the
opening or closing beams
are continuously interrupted
for a predefined time, the
Ambush Alarm will sound.
Intruders often cover beams’
lenses, thus breaking the
beam, so your gate stays
open after you have entered
or left your property – but
with the Ambush Alarm
enabled you can be instantly
alerted of any criminal
Intruder masks safety beams,
30 seconds later
alarm is activated
 Break-In Alarm
If the closing beam on the
outside of your property is
broken, the Break-In Alarm
will sound and continue until
30 seconds have passed
since the beam is re-made.
Intruders will not be able to
loiter outside your property
as the Break-In Alarm will
immediately alert you of
their presence – and the
noise of the onboard buzzer
is often an effective
deterrent. Optionally the
alarm signal can be routed
to an armed response
Intruder breaks safety beam
while loitering at gate, alarm
immediately activated for
30 seconds
If the Ambush Alarm or Break-In Alarm is utilised, the system may
be configured to operate one of the following outputs provided on
the controller:
 Onboard buzzer – emits a continuous tone
 Pillar / Courtesy light contact
 Safety beam common
 Status LED output
 Auxiliary IO (which can be used to connect to a third party alarm
and security company, or a CENTSYS G-SWITCH-22 device to
alert you of the alarm via SMS)
It is typical to select only one of the alarm features.
* Requires infrared gate safety beams to be installed
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5.1.13. External Gate Status Indication
A LED (Light Emitting Diode)
mounted on your intercom
allows you to view the position
of your gate and the condition of
the battery and power supply
from the safety of your home.
The different signals of the LED
are described below:
Gate is closed
Gate is partially or fully open
Continuous slow flash
Gate is opening
Continuous fast flash
Gate is closing
One flash every two seconds
Courtesy (Pillar) lights on
Two flashes every two seconds
No mains present
Three flashes every two seconds
Battery voltage is low
Four flashes every two seconds
Multiple collisions have occurred
If you choose not to fit a Gate Status Indicator, the Status LED
on the controller can also be used for trouble-shooting.
5.1.14. Courtesy (Pillar) Light Timer
(optional feature)
Courtesy (Pillar) Lights can be
connected through the controller
if a 220-240V power supply is
available at the gate. The lights
will switch on every time the
gate is given a signal to operate
and stay on for an adjustable
period of one second to ten
minutes (in increments of one
second) then automatically turn
The purpose is to bathe your entrance with light when you open the
gates and increase your security as you drive into your property – it
also saves electricity as the lights only come on when you use the gate
Using the Pedestrian Opening feature will cause the Courtesy (Pillar)
Lights to flash three times before the gate opens.
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 Courtesy (Pillar) Light Control
The Courtesy (Pillar) Lights can be switched on from inside your
home or office by connecting a pushbutton to the D5-Evo, D10 or
D10 Turbo controller.
For your safety this pushbutton switches only low-voltage signals.
Press and release the button for the lights to switch on for the
defined period then switch off automatically. Press and hold the
button for three to four seconds for the lights to stay on
permanently, until you push the button again. If the Gate Status
Indicator is fitted to the intercom handset, the LED will flash once
every two seconds to indicate that the lights are on permanently
This feature can also be operated using your remote control. Simply
set one of the spare buttons on the transmitter to switch your
Courtesy (Pillar) Lights on and off.
Please refer to Onboard Multichannel Receiver (page 22) for more
information on the various functions you can operate with your
remote control
Low-wattage, 12V DC light fittings are also readily available and can
be connected to the system, drawing power directly from the
battery. However, please ensure that the power drawn by the lights
and motor does not exceed the recharge rate of the battery. Larger
charger units can be fitted to cope with the additional load – contact
your gate automation specialist or Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd for
more info.
 Courtesy (Pillar) Lights act as Warning Light
For additional safety, the
Courtesy (Pillar) light output
can be configured to act as a
warning light before the gate
operates and while the gate
is moving.
Contact your gate
automation specialist or
Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd
for more details on the
different warning light
 Pre-open and pre-close delays
If you make use of the Warning Light feature, you can set your gate
to have a slight delay before it opens or closes to allow the light to
warn pedestrians or vehicles that the gate is about to move
The pre-open and pre-close delays can be independently set and
also independent of enabling the warning light feature referred to
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5.1.15. Onboard Multichannel Receiver
The D5-Evo, D10 and
D10 Turbo controllers are
supplied standard with a
multichannel receiver
compatible with CENTSYS’
secure code-hopping remote
controls. The receiver will allow
any combination of the different
inputs (such as Trigger,
Pedestrian, Holiday Lockout,
etc.) to be operated from a
single multi-button remote
You can artificially increase the
number of buttons of a
CENTSYS multi-button remote
control by using a two button
combination. One of the buttons
is used as a shift button to allow
the other buttons to be used
again in combination with this
button. Press and hold the shift
button and then press one of
the other buttons to create a
new button. The shift button
cannot be used as a button on
its own; it must always be used
in combination with another
Use of the shift key principle
allows a three button
transmitter to gain an extra
button and operate four
functions and a four button
transmitter gains two extra
buttons and can operate six
Shift key
Shift key
Press and
hold the
‘fourth’ button
as a shift key
together with
button 1, 2 or
3 to operate
4, 5 or 6
This is quite handy if you’d like to control additional devices from a
single multi-button remote control, for example, your garage doors if
they are equipped with CENTSYS code-hopping receivers.
However it’s also important to note that other devices cannot be
activated with the new shift button, only the D5-Evo, D10 and
D10 Turbo (and other CENTSYS operators that are equipped with an
onboard receiver) are able to recognise the shift button signals. Using a
shift button also prevents you from enabling functions like Holiday
Lockout Mode by accident because you have to use both hands to press
the two button combination.
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Another function provided with this receiver is the ability to record the
memory location of each remote control, mapping this to the name of
the owner of the remote (if recorded). This allows any transmitter that is
lost or stolen to be selectively erased from the system without affecting
any of the other remotes installed.
It is also possible to erase the functions of certain buttons on a remote
control if they’re no longer required. Alternatively, the functionality of
certain buttons can be changed to trigger different functions.
At any stage remote controls can be selectively added, deleted or edited
within the system.
Contact your gate automation specialist or Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd
for assistance.
5.1.16. ChronoGuard Timer (a world first)
ChronoGuard™ (a world first) is a powerful multichannel timer feature
which has been added to the D5-Evo, D10 and D10 Turbo controllers.
A Real Time Clock and Calendar (RTC) lets you set the following features
to operate automatically or be prevented from operating (time-barred)
during any Time-period you choose:
Trigger (TRG) (auto activation and time-bar)
Free-exit (FRX) (auto activation and time-bar)
Pedestrian opening (PED) (auto activation and time-bar)
Holiday Lockout (LCK) (auto activation and time-bar)
Closing Beam (IRBC) (auto activation only)
Courtesy (Pillar) Light control (AUX) (auto activation and time-bar)
Courtesy (Pillar) Light relay (time-bar only)
Auxiliary output (auto activation and time-bar)
It is possible to time-bar the operation of the device physically wired to this feature and/or
the same feature controlled via the radio receiver.
Spare output, which via a relay board can drive a variety of external devices such as
sprinkler system, fountain etc.
A Time-period can be a once off event, or can be set to repeat on a
weekly or annual basis. The weekly repeat can be chosen to occur on
every day of the week, weekdays only, weekends only, or any specific
day. The minimum duration of a Time-period is one minute – and you
can set 100 different Time-periods. The “Tp” icon will appear on the
display to indicate that a Time-period is active.
You can even set up different conditions by combining Time-periods as
well as set up exclusions (once off Time-periods when the auto
activation or time-bar period must be ignored) so your gate will
automatically open at certain times on weekdays, but will know not to
open on a public holiday.
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 Some examples of how to use ChronoGuard:
 Pillar / Courtesy Lights could
be set to switch on at 20:00
in combination with Holiday
Lockout Mode so your
driveway would be lit up and
locked down to keep you
safe at night.
 Time-bar prevents
something from switching on
or being activated – so use
it to turn off functions like
Courtesy / Pillar Lights to
save electricity during the
day. Or de-activate the freeexit loop at the exit to your
premises after hours and
over weekends.
Time-bar can also be used to limit access. For example, your staff
can get in on weekdays – but will be locked out over the weekend or
on public holidays for added security. However, there is only one
group that can be set up per input. So, if you want your gardener’s
remote to be time-barred for a certain period and your maid’s to be
barred for a different Time-period, you’ll have to set the gardener’s
remote to open using one input (like the operator) and the maid’s
remote to trigger another input (like the keyswitch).
 If your factory is particularly
busy during certain hours of
the day from Monday to
Friday, set your operator to
keep the gates open during
these times to allow for
quick traffic flow. During any
other hour, or over the
weekend or public holidays,
you'll have to use your
CENTSYS access control
device (keypad, proximity
reader etc) to get in.
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5.1.17. Battery Low Protection
In the event of a power failure, energy is drawn from the battery but not
replaced. Battery Low Protection will shut off the gate system to prevent
running the battery flat when the battery voltage drops below:
 D5-Evo – 10.5 volts
 D10/D10 Turbo – 21 volts
The Gate Status Indication LED will flash three times every 2 seconds
and the controller LCD will state “Battery Low”.
The gate will complete its current cycle, close and then shut down until
the battery voltage has recovered.
If you see the Battery Low signal, check that the power circuit feeding
the gate motor is switched on otherwise contact your local gate
automation specialist or Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd for assistance.
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6. Additional features
6.1. Battery saver
In the event of a Battery Low
shutdown, only the motor will
stop drawing current – the
controller, infrared beams and
any other peripheral device will
continue to draw power and
flatten the battery, however, at
a much slower rate.
An optional low cut-out switch
(product code CP107) totally
disconnects the battery and
protects it from being fully
discharged and potentially
Contact your gate automation
specialist or Centurion Systems
(Pty) Ltd for further details.
Currently only available for the D5-Evo not
the D10/D10 Turbo
6.2. Solar power supply
6.2.1. D5-Evo
A solar panel can be used to
charge the battery instead of the
conventional charging
circuit. A 20 Watt panel will
provide enough power for 20
operations (less if 12V DC
security lights are fitted) of an
average gate.
You will need to fit a deep-cycle low-maintenance battery (minimum
35Ah) in order to provide sufficient back-up capacity during days of
poor weather. The charger supplied with the standard D5-Evo
system must also be replaced with a high efficiency solar regulator.
These are typical values for Southern Africa. Contact Centurion Systems
(Pty) Ltd or your gate automation specialist for details on what solar
panel to select in your area.
6.2.2. D10 and D10 Turbo
It is possible to adapt in the D10 as well as D10 Turbo for solar
charging; however, typically 2 x 20W panels wired in series with the
24V battery supply will be required. Contact Centurion Systems (Pty)
Ltd or your gate automation specialist for details
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6.3. Lightning Protection
The D5-Evo, D10 and D10 Turbo controllers come standard with onboard lightning protection – but please make sure that an adequate
earth is installed for this to function properly.
Please contact Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd for more information.
Lightning damage is not covered under the normal warranty of the
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7. Basic maintenance
CENTSYS operators are designed to be maintenance-free. However,
there are some basic checks that should be carried out regularly, (every
six months). These checks will increase the long term reliability of the
system and prevent erratic operation of your gate.
WARNING! Isolate mains supply as well as disconnect
the battery before cleaning or working on the
 Keep the track clear of stones, dirt and obstructions
 Ensure that all rollers run freely
 Put the operator into Manual Mode and check that the gate runs
freely on its rail and does not catch or foul against the walls or
 Ensure that the gate wheels and guide-rollers are rotating freely and
are not worn. In high-volume applications it will be necessary to
replace these components regularly
 Ensure that the rack is properly secured to the gate and that it does
not press down onto the operator pinion at any point along its travel
 Keep shrubs and vegetation clear of the motor and rack
 Check that the key still operates the camlock - spray with lubrication
if necessary
 Keep the inside of the motor housing clear of insects and dust
CENTSYS operators, which are fitted with maintenance-free lead acid
batteries, should provide at least three years of normal service life.
For sites utilising an external large capacity (+/-35Ah) low maintenance
battery, ensure that the level of liquid (electrolyte level) is correct.
In all instances check for corrosion of the battery terminals. Clean and
apply copper based grease as necessary.
The D5-Evo, D10 and D10 Turbo operators have chargers separate to
the main controller. In the case of product malfunction, the charger fuse
should be checked, but only by a qualified electrician.
Always isolate the mains supply to the operator before attempting to
remove and check the fuse.
Check the “Mains Present” icon on the main diagnostic screen or switch
to the battery charger diagnostic screen and check the charger voltage
– right hand value. This should indicate, 13.8V for the D5-Evo and
27.6V for the D10 and D10 Turbo. Each charger has a red light (LED)
to indicate mains supply.
Gearbox Oil Level
Gearbox Oil Level Check the oil level as described in the Lubrication
section of the Installation Manual. Should the installation manual be
unavailable, please refer to the online manuals on our website,
www.centsys.co.za. Alternatively, please contact your Centurion
Systems (Pty) Ltd installer for assistance.
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8. Diagnostics
Depending on the type of fault or condition of the motor, audible
feedback will be given via the onboard buzzer. Listen out for this and
refer to the table below:
The different conditions are given in order of precedence.
Break-in alarm – if the safety beams have been broken with this
feature set, the buzzer will emit a continuous tone for 30 seconds
Ambush alarm – if the safety beams have been broken with this
feature set, the buzzer will emit a continuous tone until the safety
beams have been cleared
Battery low – Buzzer will emit three beeps every two seconds for 30
seconds. Refer to section, Battery Low
Multiple collision – Buzzer will beep periodically until condition is
cleared. Refer to section, Anti-crushing, collision count
Holiday lockout – If the Holiday Lockout has been enabled, when
triggering to operate the gate, the gate will not operate but the buzzer
will emit one beep periodically for 30 seconds
Emergency stop – If the Emergency stop button has been activated,
the buzzer will emit buzzer will emit one beep periodically for 30
Time-barring - if a time-barred input or remote control is operated
during a time-barring period, in addition to the gate not reacting to the
input being activated or the remote control, the buzzer will emit one
beep periodically for 30 seconds
Mains failure – If the mains supply to the charger has failed the
buzzer will emit two beeps every two seconds for 30 seconds
Safety beam broken – if something in the path of the beams the
buzzer will emit one beep periodically for 30 seconds
Safety beam failure – if the safety beams are not operating the
buzzer will emit five beeps periodically for 30 seconds (beams test
circuit must be enabled)
Contact your gate automation specialist or Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd
for further assistance.
WARNING! Do not attempt to repair the unit yourself.
Any work performed by unauthorised personnel may
void the warranty.
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9. Specifications
Technical specifications
Technical data
D5 - Evo
Input voltage
220-240V AC +/-10%, 220-240V AC +/-10%,
Motor voltage
12V DC
Motor power supply
Battery driven
2A charger
Push force - rated
Gate speed (varies
with load)
18 - 22m/min
22 - 26m/min
40 - 50m/min
Duty cyle - mains
Daily operations –
D10 Turbo
24V DC
Battery Driven
2.0A charger
220-240V AC +/-10%,
24V DC
Battery Driven
2.0A charger
Gate mass - max
Varies with speed
Onboard receiver
CENTSYS code-hopping
multichannel, 433MHz,
capacity - 500
transmitter buttons
CENTSYS code-hopping
multichannel, 433MHz,
capacity - 500
transmitter buttons
CENTSYS code-hopping
multichannel, 433MHz,
capacity - 500
transmitter buttons
D10 Turbo maximum operating speed for
corresponding gate mass
Gate mass (kg)
Operator max. running speed (m/min)
Can operate off a solar supply, consult Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd for assistance
7Ah battery (can be upgraded for longer power failure autonomy)
Based on a push force of less than 50% of rated
Based on 25oC ambient temperature and unit not in direct sunlight
With brush replacement interval of two years
See D10 Turbo Maximum Operating Speed for Corresponding Gate Mass Table
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10. 24 Month product warranty
You can register your product(s) online at
www.centsys.com.au which will assist you in keeping a
record of your date of purchase or installation, serial
numbers, etc.
This information may come in handy for future reference to help you in
the event of a warranty claim, or to remember your installer’s details, or
for any other future reference needs that may arise.
All CENTSYS products are manufactured with extreme care, thoroughly
inspected and tested. All CENTSYS products are warranted against
faulty materials and workmanship for a period of 24 months from the
invoice date of the product or 26 months from the manufacturing date
(as shown on the serial number label of the operator), whichever
expires first.
The warranty will cover the repair or replacement, at the discretion of
Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd, of such faulty materials or parts free of
charge provided that the equipment is returned to our workshop. The
workmanship of the installation of the products carried out by any third
party is specifically not covered under this warranty (please consult with
your installer about their workmanship warranty terms and conditions).
For equipment not of CENTSYS' manufacture the warranty as supplied
by the original manufacturer will apply.
No claims whatsoever will be recognised under the terms of this
warranty which pertain to damage, injury, cost or expense, suffered by
persons and / or to property, which either directly or indirectly arise out
of any one of the following occurrences:
a) Failure to install the product in accordance with the installation
instructions provided by Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd.
b) Failure to abide by the safety instructions provided by Centurion
Systems (Pty) Ltd.
This warranty will not apply to any equipment which:
a) Has not been installed in accordance with the installation
instructions provided.
b) Has been subject to misuse or which has been used for any purpose
other than that designed for by the manufacturers.
c) Has damage caused as a result of handling during transit,
atmospheric conditions (including lightning), insect infestation,
power surges or other forces outside of the control of Centurion
Systems (Pty) Ltd.
d) Has been repaired by any workshop and / or person NOT previously
authorised by Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd.
e) Has been repaired with components not previously tested, passed or
authorised by Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd.
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24 month
11. Optional extras
CENTSYS infrared Safety
Always recommended on any
gate automation installation
Cost-effective and versatile
keypad, allowing for access to
pedestrians, armed response
companies, etc.
safety beams
SOLO/Lattice Proximity
Access Control System
Proximity reader, allowing for
access to both pedestrians and
vehicles, while offering a higher
level of security than a keypad
Pedestrian keyswitch
Allows for pedestrians to
partially open the gate using a
SOLO/Lattice Proximity
Access Control System
POLOphone Intercom
Allow visitors to communicate
with residents in order to gain
access to the property
POLOview Surveillance
Enhances the POLOphone to
provide CCTV at the gate
Theft-resistant Cage
Retro-installable steel cage that
increases the resistance of the
operator against theft
D10 Theft-resistant
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