Welcome to Auto Gates Direct

Auto Gates Direct is your one stop online solution – bringing you quality sliding and swing gate motors direct to you at wholesale prices.

Over the last 20 years, we have provided automatic security solutions in over 50 Countries and continue to evolve with the ever-changing technological landscape and unique requirements of our customers.

We’ve combined our knowledge and expertise to bring you an online shop that allows you to find everything you need to install a good quality automated gate solution at the right price.

How it all started

When Auto Gates Direct was founded, the team wanted to focus on making it easy for customers to find exactly what they’re looking for all in one place. We realized that people are time-poor and just want to find an affordable automated gate solution quickly without being sent from pillar to post.

The general idea of this site is to function as a simple one-stop-shop for all your automated gate requirements from DIY installation kits to low voltage gate motors and receivers for garage doors.

What makes us the best

Through our years of experience in the industry we believe that the Centsys range of sliding and swing gate motors provide the best value for money for gates both big and small.

Centsys automated sliding and swing gate motors were developed for the South African security market where the residential, commercial or industrial gate is seen as a critical security point for motor vehicle hi-jackings and forced point of entry. Centsys sliding and swing gate motors are therefore designed to operate quickly and provide an exceptionally high level of security features and functions as standard.

The following features are standard with all Centsys automatic gate motors:

Option of low voltage motors.

Low voltage motors can be installed without the need to use an electrician to hard wire the motor in. This option is perfect for a DIY installation.


All Centsys automated sliding and swing gate motors use mains electricity (option of low voltage). All motors also include a 12v battery in the motor unit meaning that the gate motors will continue to operate in the event of interruption to the mains electricity (up to 100 times on battery only before requiring recharge). The battery charge will be restored once the mains electricity function or solar panel charge is resumed.

Easy Programing

Once installed, all Centsys automated sliding and swing gate motors are incredibly easy to set up. The gate motor will automatically set up the gate limits (how far the gate will need to move before being fully opened and closed) as part of the initial set up process.

The D2 Turbo sliding gate motor (our most popular DIY residential gate motor) makes use of two large turn dials that can be used to program remote controls and adjust the gates opening and closing distances, speeds and sensitivities.

All other sliding and swing gate motors have an LCD display panel providing the user with step by step prompts through the initial set up process and when programming remote controls, adjusting the gate settings or adding additional security features.

Please refer to our Help and Support page for instruction manuals and videos, frequently asked questions and additional support options.

Safety Features

All Centsys automated sliding and swing gate motors include a range of safety features as standard. Additional features can be added onto and operated in conjunction with the Centsys automated sliding and swing gate motors including:

    • Safety Beams
    • Light Controls


Home Access Integration

Centsys products are designed to integrate seamlessly with your home and lifestyle. Some examples of this include:

    • Receiver for automated garage doors so that you are able to use the same remote control for your automatic gate and garage door.
    • Intercom for added security



All our gate motors come with a 24 month warranty. Please read our Warranties and Exclusions page for more information.


We are pleased to offer weekend installations for a flat fee. Please refer to our Onsite Assistance page for more information. Of course, if you have any questions about our products or installations, we are only a phone call away.

Our Service Promise

Auto Gates Direct promise to provide you with the most competitive prices on the highest quality gate motors… guaranteed! We offer speedy shipping, great customer service and technical support if required. Our gate automation and access control products are easy to install and have advanced features, having been tried and tested since 1986. We service Australia-wide. If you want a highly reputable gate automation product at a great price look no further.

Get in touch

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