HySecurity, a manufacturer of gate operators for residential, commercial, industrial and high-security applications, turned its headquarters into a high-tech university Oct. 22-25 when it sponsored hands-on training on gate operators for technicians. More than 57 students from around the United States, Canada and Europe attended the training, which the company offers twice a year.
“HySecurity offers something that most other gate operator manufacturers don’t,” said Brian DeNault, company president and the instructor.“We offer professional, hands-on, personal training from the engineers that designed and created the operators. They can thoroughly answer the students’ questions because they are the same people that designed them. We are proud of the level of training we offer.”
HySecurity’s tech training is offered every fall and spring at its Kent, Wash., headquarters, just outside of Seattle. The three-day event includes classroom presentations and hands-on sessions pertaining to the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of HySecurity automated gate systems. The company also offers classes beyond the installation of the gate, including loop design and wire sizing. Additionally, a gate safety class covers DASMA, UL 325 and ASTM F2200 safety guidelines that all installers must follow when installing any automatic gate system.
“I have never had a better training at anytime, anywhere. I was impressed with how smooth the training went, how well all of the materials were assembled, and how all of our needs were thought of well in advance,” said Chester Gilliam, national manager for Wizard Works, a Castle Rock, Colo.-based company offering a complete line of access-control systems, gates and gate operators. “We will be sending others to this training as well as recommending it.”
The next HySecurity Tech Training will be held March 25-28, 2013, with registration opening in February. HySecurity has more than 550 trained installers in its dealer network.