IDEA Gate Operator Installer Certification is available to individuals who can document training and demonstrate a high degree of knowledge and expertise in the installations and service of automated gate operators. In addition to documenting field experience, candidates must pass a comprehensive written examination covering all aspects of gate operator installation, including electrical basics, gate and operator safety standards, proper installation of loops and safety.
The program was created by a coalition of industry organizations in 2008 to promote public safety, product quality and facility security. The program authors included subject matter experts from the American Fence Association, the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association, the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), and the International Door Association (IDA).
Linear LLC provides engineered radio-frequency products and is a supplier of wireless residential security systems, access control, intercoms, garage door operators, gate operators, short- and long-range radio remote controls, and personal emergency reporting systems. Linear is a subsidiary of Nortek Inc.