An automotive engineer, Alex Ephraim Akwiwu has built a mini remote-controlled gate on his street in Orji, Owerri, Imo State.
It is a remote-controlled gate that’s operated by the push of a button and can be powered by conventional energy or solar.
According to Engr. Akwiwu who is also a car manufacturer, the gate was the brainchild of his Foundation.
“The project is 100% designed and manufactured locally by Ephraim Akwiwu Foundation”. ” Automatic gate/ barricade is one of the most useful things to use in banks, companies, industries, hospitals, estate, and schools”.
“Automatic gates are important and very useful because they help save time and human energy”. “It also saves the operator from health hazards caused by exposing themselves to harsh weather conditions in the course of operating the manual gate,” he told Auto Josh.
The gate comes with a backup battery that ensures uninterrupted operation for up to 72 hours.
It also features a continuous charging system – which means the battery only stops charging when full and charging recommences as soon as the battery power starts to deplete, it aims at preventing the battery from damage.