About Us



Gate-A-Mation started out as a part time business in early 1990, run by Ron Fergusson.

In 1992, demand for gate automation products had increased sufficiently for Ron to start retailing gate automation equipment full time, and the name

Gate-A-Mation was coined to identify the company’s core business.


One of the early slogans Ron used was "Our prices are always the dearest - that's why we have so many satisfied customers".

In 1994, dissatisfied with varying standards of installation work from sub-contractors, Gate-A-Mation entered into negotiations with

Advanced Home Systems Pty Ltd (AHSPL), an electrical contracting firm, to be the sole installers of Gate-A-Mation products.


From 1994, AHSPL continued to work alongside Ron until his retirement in early 2006. Because of the longstanding arrangement

between the two companies, it was decided that AHSPL would purchase Gate-A-Mation outright.


Sadly Ron passed away just a few short years after he retired. He will be forever remembered by all who knew him as an absolute gentleman.


Our aim is to continue the ethos that Ron established by selling the best possible products with the best possible backing.

It has been our commitment to this principle that has led us to continual improvement and innovation over time.  Many companies undersell us, no-one outdoes us.

It is of paramount importance to us that ten years from now, you will still consider that the money you spent with Gate-A-Mation was money well spent.




Real People. Real Progress.

I write to thank you for the outstanding job you and Alex completed yesterday installing our automated gates. You are an extremely professional organisation, discussed all aspects of the job, explained the features and operational procedures clearly.  In fact your approach to your work is efficient and you left the site/job cleaner than when you arrived, True Professionals.

Peter & Dianne Peter & Dianne, St Morris.

Hi Tom,

Just to let you know, we are delighted with the solar operation of our farm gate.

Thank you again, can highly recommend you guys.

Morag Private Customer, Lower Hermitage.

“Thanks Tom and Alex –

I LOVE my new fortress.”

Janet W Private Customer - Glenunga

“I am very happy with the job”

Chris Private Customer - Kersbrook

“Dear Tom, Thank you for an excellent job – I really appreciated your professionalism”.

Margaret Private Customer - Adelaide

“Thank you for your assistance. You have a good man that das your outside installation”.  (sic)

Peter B Private Customer - Stirling

“Thank you for a professional job in every aspect, right from the beginning. it was a pleasure doing business. I shall recommend your service to family and friends”. 19/2/09

Nicolle Private Customer - Tranmere

“Thanks for helping us out with the gates, Brian did a fantastic job and we are very happy with the finished result”.

Joyce Private Customer - Unley Park

“Thanks for a job well done – we will be in touch with regards to the other gate when we can afford it”.

Robert Private Customer - Woodville Park

“Thanks so much for your very professional service, and for being so accommodating of our special needs”.

Pamela Private Customer - Burnside

“I wish to thank you and your staff for the wonderful communication, service, and professionalism your company has provided me with the installation of the gate automation and intercom system.


You constantly kept me informed on the installation date and when you advised me that the installers would be at my home at 9.15am yesterday that is the exact time they turned up!

The two installers yesterday are a huge asset to your company and please pass on my appreciation to them both for doing such a brilliant job. The two guys kept me informed through the whole installation process and left the worksite spotlessly clean and they did a very comprehensive explanation of how everything works.


It is not often I have come across a company that has offered such exceptional overall high standards so a big thanks to you and your staff.” 20/02/2009

Steve Private Customer Adelaide