OpenGate 1, our opinion on the SCS Sentinel automation

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Designed for swing gates, the OpenGate 1 motorization from the SCS Sentinel brand is accessible, aesthetic and durable. Discover the characteristics of this gate automation, its advantages, our opinion and installation.

  • Cylinder motorization
  • 24V motor
  • Up to 400 kg
  • 4 meters maximum length
  • Opens in 15 seconds
  • Opening angle of 120°

Presentation of the SCS Sentinel brand

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Detailed product description

Contents of the Opengate 1 kit

The SCS Sentinel automation kit is very complete. You will find the following items in your pack.

  • 2 actuator motors
  • The electronic box
  • 2 remote controls
  • 1 flashing light
  • 1 pair of photocells
  • Screws
  • The fixing brackets
  • The installation instructions

Please note, stops are not provided.


The cylinder automation for swing gates is suitable for gates up to 4 meters in length and 400 kg maximum, i.e. 200 kg and 2 meters per leaf.

All types of gates are compatible, whatever the material, aluminum, wood, PVC, iron, and whether it is solid, semi-openwork or openwork.

The OpenGate 1 motorization is aesthetic. Its all-purpose design will suit any entryway.

Among the characteristics, we find the learning of the stroke and the slowing down at the end of the stroke so as not to rush the gate and the mechanism.

Stopping on obstacles is essential for the safety of the home. In the event of an encounter with a person, an animal or an object, the movement of the gate is stopped so as not to hit anyone.

Finally, in the event of a power outage, you can manually unlock the motor to open your gate.

The opening

The opening is relatively easy since it takes just 15 seconds. The opening angle is 120° for a classic opening towards the interior of the property. It is possible to partially open the gate thanks to the pedestrian opening for the passage of a bicycle or on foot.

The photocells provided in the kit allow the automatic closing of the gate after the vehicle has passed.

Depending on the configuration of your entrance, you can install OpenGate 1 for opening to the outside. Please note, the opening angle will then be only 90°. This is sufficient for the passage of a vehicle, but this needs to be specified. Purchasing an additional part is necessary.


Once again, SCS Sentinel has focused on simplicity. Everything has been designed to make installation simple. In fact, color codes on the terminal blocks of the electronic card allow easy connection of accessories.

The brand even offers an explanatory video for installation with details of each step.

Our opinion on the SCS Sentinel Opengate 1 motorization

The SCS Sentinel OpenGate 1 automation is very accessible and offers the essential accessories to motorize a swing gate. Installation is relatively easy, you don’t need to be a great handyman. If you are looking for a cylinder motor for a swing gate, this is a very good choice.

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