Gates & Walls

Report Gates & Walls Notes
01-18-2019

The entrance gate at South Patrick had an issue of not closing completely / re-opening without stopping completely. After 3 times of trying to reset these gate operators, with no success. I called out FDC after shutting these operators. Due to FDC heavy work load we had to wait several days for their ability to send us a tech to make the necessary repairs. After speaking with the Tech (Paul) of FDC, I found out that the configuration code needed to be upgraded to (5.60) instead of 5.6 that these operators were functioning on. These networks get overloaded with data and these configurations need to be changed here and again to keep up with the times unfortunately these changes are made without contacting us to let us know that our software needs to be uploaded with these particular changes. In the past, this has happened once or twice before and I had asked Hy Security the manufacture that we be made aware of these types of changes so that we’re not interrupted in our gate operations going forward. I contacted Hy Security and spoke with their Technical Support Department to ask them if because we have changed the configuration to 5.60 on one set of gate operators; should we go ahead and have the remainder 3 sets of openers changed over to the 5.60 configuration so that all 4 sets of gate operators are on the same page / configuration. It was the manufactures recommendation that we keep all of our gate operator sets on the same configuration. FDC will be out on Monday 1/21/19 to re-configure the remaining 3 sets to the same configuration at the 5.60 in the software.

01-04-2019

: The entrance gate at Shearwater Parkway was sending an alarm notification on 01/02/2019. The gate was opening and closing simultaneously, continuously opening and closing, completing the open & close cycle over and over. I shut the gates off and contacted FDC, reporting this incident because they were just here last week answering the same complaint. The Tech Brad from FDC found corrosion on the microswitch leads that control the gates range of motion and how far the gate is to carry through in its cycle. He replaced the wire lead terminals and sprayed connections with an anti-corrosion spray. He also adjusted the timing of these entrance gates to close in a more appropriate type sequence. He then checked the operation of these gates through approximately 35 cycles to see if this issue would repeat this (failure). Shearwater entrance gate working fine now.

12-21-2018

Gates: The entrance gate at Shearwater Parkway was throwing alert codes #9 Which is a battery disconnect code. This meant that the battery that operates the controllers was bad. We now have a maintenance agreement with Florida Door Control Company. I had the tech from FDC check all of the batteries in all of the gate controllers because the operational life of these batteries is about 2 to 3 years. This was preventative maintenance decision and it served us well by checking this battery issue because there were 8 batteries in need of replacement out of 16. We also set the controllers to open and continue to stay open if any set of batteries were to fail. These operators are designed to operate on 12-volt DC power even though they are fed by a 110-volt power supply. The 110-volt feed is there to continue to charge the dry cell 12-volt batteries daily. If in fact the 110 power fails, we have the controllers programmed to automatically open and stay open until such time the 110 power is restored. We have been experiencing issues with the center loop of the entrance gate. After speaking with FDC tech Brad, he explained to me that there is another option that can be installed if indeed the center loop fails completely. Instead of digging up and removing pavers to replace the center loop, they sell a device that will operate as the center loop and could be installed on the gate superstructure column on both sides of the hinge supports. Brad is going to send me more literature on this device / costs ect…

12-21-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

12-14-2018

Recently made a necessary gate repair at the side pedestrian gate on Shearwater Parkway. Refastened bottom kick board as this takes much abuse of the children ramming the gates with the front tire of their bicycles. All is well now.

11-30-2018

The Christmas decorations were installed on all of the entrances and exits gates.

11-09-2018

There is a meeting on 11-14-2018 Where the interior and exterior color schemes will be discussed and voted upon. At the last CDD BOS meeting 10-29-2018 it was voted in to having a service contract with Florida Door Control for Maintenance on the entrance and exit traffic gates. The pedestrian gates will need to be painted because of concrete splashing and concrete sawing dust in areas where concrete repairs and replacement took place by BO's Concrete Company

10-19-2018

Soon the exterior wall painting project will be kicking off.

10-12-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

10-05-2018

Recently both of the entrance gates have been acting up, by either not opening or closing properly according to design. The issues that having are due to corrosion on wiring contacts at the loop sensors and the gate travel limit switches. The wires that control the limit switches (micro switches) had broken in half from electrolysis , causing the gate controllers to stay engaged and not shutting off, this problem does not allow the gate halves to identify with each other, therefore shutting down (OUT OF RANGE) The mother controller and slave controller malfunction on what each is doing, therefore causing this mishap. The connections will need to be treated with dielectric grease to protect these connections from the elements.

09-28-2018

Recently we were having an intermittent problem with the entrance gate at South Patrick. FDC was summoned here to check this occasional mishap, Originally I believed that there could be an issue with one of the relays not functioning on the mother control board, I thought that it could be malfunctioning because it would heat up and not operate. After investigating this intermittent problem it was found to be that the loop sensor that allows the gate to open had evidence of electrolysis at the connection going into the loop sensor, giving the gate a false reading that there was a vehicle in the traffic passthrough area, therefore not opening. This is a safety feature of the gate system. However after cleaning up the connections and checking the operation of the gate repeat ably, we were unable to see that issue repeat itself. I have been monitoring this South Patrick entrance gate and have not had this issue again. Brad the tech from FDC advised me that if this problem comes back then the loop sensor would have to be replaced. They are going to hold off on billing us for several weeks to see in fact that the loop sensor does not act up again, if so we will not get hit with another service call within that time frame.

09-21-2018

The entrance gate at South Patrick has been acting up and not opening . This is an intermittent problem / glitch that does not show itself all the time, I powered down these gate controllers / reset and put back into service. After several attempts of this procedure. It works fine. Then without warning it stops operating all together. I believe that one of the relays on the circuit board heats up and won't allow the operator to function correctly. I have put in a service call to FDC and they will be out next Tuesday 9/25/18 to check this issue out. In the meantime I have the entrance operators shut off and the gates are cropped in the open position.

09-14-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

09-07-2018

All of the gates hinges were greased this week to make smoother operation and less chattering while in operation.

08-31-2018

An assessment was done on entrance gate at Shearwater Parkway for damages that were done several weeks ago. We are waiting on a report from FDC on the findings of their visit on 8/30/2018

08-24-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

08-17-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

08-10-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

08-03-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

07-27-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

07-20-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

07-13-2018

The pedestrian gate on Shearwater Parkway had a broker latch assembly. Removed the broken latch and repaired/replaced the broken parts to latch assembly. Painted latch, all functional now Job completed

07-06-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

06-15-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

06-08-2018

Entrance Fountains: The entrance fountains will need the basins to be sealed to hold the fountains reservoir water supply from leaking down. This should be addressed sometime soon, perhaps next week. Waiting to hear from the fountain vendors schedule.

Gates: The gates are operating fine at this time. Nothing to report.

06-01-2018

Gates: All of the gates are operating fine at this time, However. I will continue to monitor the South Patrick entrance gate for intermittent issues of not opening after a storm. I believe every time this happens I have to reset this gate. All is well at the present time.

Gate Fountains: The fountains at the entryways/exits are being worked on and will be in service very soon. I worked with the tech Dennis from Spies fountain repairs finding the water supply situation figured out. The irrigation zones in the entry's / exits are how these fountains are fed the water needed to operate. Dennis, Spies tech informed to me that the one pump he had working the last time he visited us, had quit operating. (BAD PUMP). He explained that they will have to send a proposal to replace this particular fountain pump.

05-25-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

05-04-2018

Entrance gate for Shearwater having a intermittent problem on the open cycle. Reset 'powered down these openers. Tighten down the cam and yoke assembly. Reengergized both MASTER and Slave openers after putting the Operators back in sync with one another. It seemed as if the operators had lost one another. I'll monitor these gates for repeat issues / problems, If the gates get forced open in any fashion, it win throw a code and I'll be able to distinguish if the operators have been abused by force.

04-27-2018

The gates at both entrances and exits are working fine. There was a mention that the entrance gate at South Patrick would not open. I checked this out and could not get this problem to repeat itself. All is well at this time; however, I will keep monitoring this gate for any glitches.

04-20-2018

The entrance gates at Shearwater Parkway and South Patrick had issues with gates staying open. After checking the operation of these gates, they were found to be out of sync with each other. The master opener I stave operator simply had lost one another. J powered down each operator for five minutes With the gates in dosed position. I then powered up and reset (energized) both operators.. Checked operation of each set of gates continuously. approximately ten times to try to locate any chances of this problem happening again. The Shearwater Parkway entrance gate opening against the slave operator. Made adjustments to the am at the top of the operator and installed a stop pin In plate to stop the gate travel. I checked operation, all is okay (good). Applied grease to all Zurek fittings on gate hinges to stop chatter.

04-13-2018

The gates are turned off and cropped open during the Montecito Landscaping Enhancement project taking plate both of the entrance and exit areas. Once the scope of work is completed the gates will be put back into service. Please use driver safety while this work is being completed. Thank you kindly.

04-06-2018

All the gates are functioning fine at this time, nothing to report.

03-24-2018

Entrance gate a S. Patrick has been acting up (NOT CLOSING) after the open cycle. Florida Door Control (FDC) has been here and tightened up the North photo-eye. I have requested replacement of this part due to repeated problems. I have asked about a no-charge for this last call due a repeat of the same issue. I met with the FDC tech and asked him to install lock nuts to prevent this repeated problem. Again, I questioned the service call charge because they should have fixed it the first time

03-02-2018

The entrance gate on South Patrick has been acting up and sporadically opening and not completing its close cycle, and on occasions not opening at all . After troubleshooting this problem I found that the electric eye sensor had been out of alignment with the other corresponding eye. Realigned both sensors to work in unison with each other. Checked operation
repeatedly, all is working fine at this time.

01-19-2018

South Patrick exit gate is now functional once again. FDC fabricated and installed a new gate leaf (south) exit side of gate. I just need to get new reflective decals put in place on new section to match northside leaf.

01-12-2018

The damaged gate was removed uy FDC on 1/11/2018 and taken away. The fabrication of the new gate has begun and should be installed next week some time. It was reported to me by FOC that the hinges that t he gate swung on were bent (damaged) as well and that the post that supports this gate leaf would need to be beefed up and new hinges would have to be installed too.

01-05-2018

The South Patrick exit gate was damaged by a delivery truck on 12/12/2017 and FOC has given us a proposal to replace the leaf that was damaged and they have started fabricating the new section of gate. When completed they will be here to install the new section, and make the exit gate functional once again.