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Question DetailsAsked on 12/6/2013

The buzzer to unlock our gate isn't working. should we call a locksmith?

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I presume you mean an inside buzzer to remotely unlock the gate - not the intercom buzzer at the gate.

Good question - Murphy's Law says whoever you pick may be the wrong one. Certainly, if the lock has failed then a fence and gate dealer or a locksmith would be the best bet. IF it is not getting power, an electrician might be better.

If the buzzer usually makes a buzz or hum or other noise at the buzzer when you push the button and it is not doing so now, then I would say definitely an electrician.

Maybe you can test it with two people - see if the lock makes any noise when the button is pushed - if so, likely a lock problem. Ditto if the lock bolt withdraws when the gate is open already and you push the button, or if you push gently on the latch mechanism when gate is open and it works then when the button is pushed - which might just mean a lubrication issue. If not, could be either mechanical or electrical. If you know who installed it or you have a gate repair company you have used in the past, I would go with them. If not, I guess I would go with a locksmith, just because I think a lock failure due to dirt, corrosion, getting gummed up, etc is more likely than electrical issues.

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