Weather Resistant Heavy Duty Electromagnetic Gate Lock Kit - 12V Kit

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  •    Accessory Compatibilities Top of Page
    The 12V Electromagnetic Gate Lock kit is compatible with: All swing gate openers. offers more expert assistance than anyone. We have live application specialists available 9am - 9 pm EST 7 days a week.

       Accessory Uses Top of Page Weather Resistant Heavy Duty Electromagnetic Gate Lock Kit can be used on swing gates as a locking device.

    An electromagnetic lock (or commonly abbreviated as Mag Lock) is comprised of two main parts: an armature plate made of metal and steel plate surrounded by a coil of wire which can be magnetized. When an electrical current passes though the coil, the steel plate becomes magnetized and strongly attracts the armature plate, creating a lock. Weather Resistant Heavy Duty Electromagnetic Gate Lock Kit is designed for strength, durability, and security. It has a holding force of 1300 lbs, so it is unlikely that the lock will be forcibly compromised; the strength of the magnetic force is improved with a zinc finish.

    During product development, the manufacturer's lab tested against temperature, water resistance (via submerging tests) and humidity to ensure that they can be used in exterior environments with varying temperature conditions; this product is functionally tested from 14 F to 131 F. The locking mechanisms are totally sealed in an epoxy filled stainless steel case with a threaded conduit. This water resistant design also prevents tampering by vandals. When used with driveway gates, property owners can be assured of the security it provides due to its reliability and long lasting resilience.

    The GateCrafters Mag Lock kit includes a "L" bracket for mounting. The mag lock has to be held off the face of the gate and overlap the second leaf or post. The "L" bracket we provide in the kit allows for this mounting. The GateCrafters Mag Lock kit also includes a 12 or 24V relay and transformer. Gate openers are designed to put out a short pulse of electricity at the beginning of a cycle to trigger the release of a solenoid gate lock. However a magnetic gate lock is different; a magnetic gate lock needs power all the time and needs a break in the power when the gate opener begins its cycle. We achieve this by powering the magnetic lock off its own transformer and utilizing an external relay that uses the pulse from the gate opener to disrupt the transformer power going to the gate lock. We also customize instructions on how to wire this all properly with your gate opener. If you are purchasing the lock separate from a gate opener on the website be sure to let your sales rep know what gate opener you will be wiring this to. is the DIY factor. further adds to most of our gate openers for easier DIY installation. We have developed exclusive components (example: easy adjustable mounting brackets), customized instructions, and offer a full spectrum of accessories to truly cover all aspects of the installation of your gate opener. In addition we have the largest staff of factory trained technicians in the US.

       Accessory Features Top of Page

  • Holding force 1300 lbs
  • Weather and water resistant
  • Offers quick and reliable magnetic lock installation
  • Lifetime manufacturer's limited warranty
  • Includes mag lock, "L" bracket, relay, transformer and custom instructions.
  • Additional Specs:

  • Current draw 500mA@ 12VDC, 250mA@ 24VDC
  • Magnet dimensions 8" x 2.5" x 1.5"
  • Armature plate dimensions 7.25" x 2.4" x 0.6"
  • Weight 10.6 lbs
  • 14 F to 131 F operational temperature ranges
  • Humidity: 0~95% non-condensing.
  • has the resources you need. How do you use your gate opener system once you get it? is the only retailer to give a real answer to this question. We have develop videos for installing many of our gate openers and products and write DIY focused manuals for most gate openers and have individual instructions for each accessory to be installed with each gate opener.

       Words from Senior Application Engineer, Anthony Gaeto Top of Page

    “The are multiple type of driveway gate locks available on the market today. The main two types of gate locks are solenoid locks and electromagnetic locks. Each type of gate lock has it advantages and disadvantages.

    Before we discuss gate locks, I’d like to go over pin locks. These locks are made to lock your gate opener to the post or to your gate so that it helps prevent theft of your gate opener. These are simple devices that fit into the mounting locations on your gate opener, in place of the bolts that are provided in your gate opener kit.

    Now let us talk about gate locking devices. The most popular type of gate locking device is the solenoid gate lock. All of these locks come with a control board and adequate an amount of wire needed to connect the gate lock to either the control board or to the master control board of your gate opener. These locks do not come with mounting hardware as each application will be unique to your gate.

    We carry 3 brands of solenoid gate locks. The Estate Swing gate lock and Gate Crafters gate lock are essentially the same unit.

    The GTO/PRO lock features a different type of locking tab when compared to the Estate Swing and Gate Crafters locks. The GTO/PRO locking tab has to slide back inside the unit, and this requires about 10 pounds of force to accomplish. One downside of this gate lock is that in heavy wind conditions the pin may become trapped behind the tab. Also if your gate opener has a soft stop feature, it needs to be disabled as there will not be enough force to latch the gate.

    The Estate Swing and Gate Crafters lock feature a rolling type latch that takes minimal force to operate. The locking tab folds back into the unit and allow for easy locking and unlocking. In high wind conditions this lock will function the way it was intended, as the locking tab has a smooth back.

    GTO/PRO also has a push to open/ open position gate lock. This is the exact same lock as the regular GTO/PRO gate lock, but it is made to either lock your gate in the open position or to be used as a push to open gate lock. To use this lock as a push to open gate lock, you will need to plan ahead with the installation however.

    Gate Crafters also sells an electromagnetic gate lock. This gate lock is not compatible with solar gate opener because it is constantly drawing power. Also it the gate lock’s wire is cut, it will essentially turn this gate lock into a brick. This is due to the fact that this lock needs a constant source of electricity to function. This gate lock is ideal for high wind areas where you do not want to worry about your gate hanging up on your lock.

    Please visit our FAQ page on our website for any additional questions regarding gate locks. If you do not see your question on our FAQ page please email me and I will quickly answer your question. is your one stop shop for gates, gate openers, and gate accessories. We have technical support 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm, eastern time. Please give us a call, send us a email, or use the live chat on our website, so our experts can help you find the right accessories for your gate and gate opener.”

       Accessory Options Top of Page
    Item has one version. has actual experience. We have a testing area, we have factory and internal training courses, we build gates and have our own gates that are automated, we attended all industry trade shows in multiple countries and are a member of the AFA, and we pay visits to our chosen manufacturers' factories. All these factors are what have lead to us having so many exclusive additions. When you see and actually use as many products as we have you tend to have many ideas for minor changes that have major impacts. We acted on these ideas and have utilized them to help thousands of customers automate their gates.

       Product Media Top of Page

    Manual: GC Weather Resitant Electromagnetic Lock